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Traveling exhibit highlights Minneapolis Parks Community Engagement Policy Update

Exhibit Schedule Farview: Through October 16Bottineau: October 17-22Powderhorn: October 22-29 (Open House Oct. 22)Van Cleve: October 29-November 5 (Open House Oct. 30)MPRB Headquarters: November 5-9 The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is updating its Community Engagement Policy, and as part of that effort a traveling exhibit will make its way around the park system […]

Draft of updated Community Engagement Policy is now available

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is updating its Community Engagement Policy and we’d like to hear from you! MPRB staff spent months reflecting on experiences, having conversations with park users, researching best practices around the nation, and learning from local and national thought leaders and community stakeholders to develop a draft update to […]

Community Survey Closed

In winter of 2017-18, approximately 250 community members responded to an online survey about MPRB’s current community engagement policy which will inform the policy update.  

Update #2 – December 18, 2015

What’s Happened in the Past Two Weeks: The Community Engagement Plan [PDF] has been uploaded to the website. What’s Happening Now: The MPRB is continuing to negotiate with a consultant for work on the project. Next Two Weeks: A consultant contract should be in place. Community Open House #1 will be scheduled for early 2016. […]

Community Engagement Process Will Begin Early 2015

Community engagement for this project will begin in early 2015. There will be multiple opportunities for public input. Specific events are being planned for general public comment, as well as with focus groups representing specific stakeholder groups. Upon completion of a draft plan, there will be a 45-day public comment period followed by a public […]

South Service Area Master Plan Community Engagement Summary

South Service Area Master Plan Community Engagement SummarySummer 2015 Area-wide results of Continuums exercise [PDF] Results of facility preferences [PDF] (area-wide and by zone) Results of specific park input Upper Planning Zone [PDF] Central Planning Zone [PDF] Lower Planning Zone [PDF] East Planning Zone [PDF]

2012 Community Engagement Summary

In 2012, additional outreach was conducted with groups not well represented in the 2009 outreach. Interviews with partners in programming courts sports were also completed in 2012. Two open houses were held in December 2012. The open houses presented some of the data and themes developing from the outreach, inventory of court facilities and standard […]