Activity Plans
Plans that outline the delivery goals, benefits, facilities, operations, and maintenance required to provide each major recreation activity (or group of similar activities) in the park system.

Baby Boomers
People born between (and including) 1946 and 1964.

Community Park
These parks are a minimum of two blocks (6 acres) in size and provide facilities for an entire community.

Land Management Plan
A plan that sets management guidelines for the grounds, trees, and gardens of parks and golf
courses, excluding natural areas.

Natural Areas
Sites that have been planted as part of a landscape plan to restore a native landscape or habitat, stabilize shorelines, reduce mowing, or improve water quality.

Natural Resources
The urban forests, natural areas, and water bodies within the Minneapolis park system.

Natural Area Management Plan
A plan that sets out the management guidelines for natural areas.

Neighborhood Park
Parks that are one block or less in size and provide basic facilities within a neighborhood.

Open Space
An undeveloped piece of land that is accessible to the public and is suitable for future development as a park, natural area, or recreation facility.

Activities that a person or group chooses to do to make their leisure time more interesting, enjoyable, and personally satisfying. These activities may promote personal growth, healthy lifestyles, developing new skills, and a sense of community. Not confined solely to sports and physical activities, it includes artistic, social, and environmental activities.

Regional Park
These parks are owned, operated, and maintained by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, but they are also designated as part of the Metropolitan Council System of Regional Parks and Trails. These parks are usually large in size, often more than 100 acres, and contain most of the natural areas in the Minneapolis park system. These parks serve regional visitors as well as Minneapolis residents. As such, they are eligible for regional funding through the Metropolitan Council.

Remnant Native Plant Communities
Plant communities that existed prior to European settlement. While they might be altered by invasive species and urbanization, a semblance of the original native plant community remains.

Meeting current park and recreation needs without sacrificing future needs, by balancing environmental, economic, and equity concerns.