Project Manager

Carrie Ann Christensen
Phone:
 612-230-6540
Email: cchristensen@minneapolisparks.org

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Key Documents

CAC Roster [PDF]

Status

Current Phase: Research & Development

What's New

Timeline

Project Milestones

Spring-Summer 2017

  • Project start-up
  • Park inventory and analysis
  • Consultant selection
  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC) application process

Fall-Winter 2017

  • Community visioning
  • Community discussion park needs, likes, dislikes, concerns, and dreams

Winter-Spring 2017-18

  • Development of park concept plans
  • Community discussion about park plans and area-wide vision

Summer-Fall 2018

  • Creation of East of the River Park Plan document
  • Community comments on the document
  • Final adoption by MPRB Commissioners

Get Involved

The East of the River Park Plan will have extensive community engagement, and lots of different ways to participate. Throughout 2017-18, we will be in the parks, at community events, attending community meetings, and trying to talk with as many people as we can. Here are a few ways that you can get involved:

  • We will be opening up the application process for Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members in early summer 2017. Please check back here for an application if you are interested in serving on the CAC. The CAC is a group of community members appointed by MPRB commissioners, Minneapolis city council members, neighborhood organizations and MPRB staff to guide the East of the River Park Plan.
  • Please consider attending a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. Meetings are open to the public.
  • Enter your email to receive updates about meetings, events and more.
  • Call or send an e-mail to the project manager, Carrie Christensen, if you have initial ideas, want to discuss the project, or would like to request the project team come to your organization’s meeting.
  • Check back here regularly to find out the latest on how to stay involved.

Past Meetings

October 17, 2017 - CAC Meeting #1 Summary

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled. Check back or enter your email address above to subscribe and get notified of new meetings.

Background

Background

A Service Area Master Plan is a process that engages the community to:

  • Take a complete look at all outdoor park assets: fields, playgrounds, paths, etc. (Recreation center buildings are not included in this Master Plan. They are part of RecQuest.)
  • Create improvement plans for each neighborhood park
  • Guide decisions on capital improvements, how to spend NPP20 funding, land acquisition, and development of new parks.
  • Set a vision for operations, management, and improvements
  • Set priorities and estimate budgets

The Service Area Master Plan will take into account existing activity plans (urban agriculture, court sports, skate parks, etc.) and system planning (ecological system plan, comprehensive plan, etc.)