Project Manager

Carrie Ann Christensen

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Language Resources

Correo Electró

Key Documents

CAC Roster [PDF]

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]


Current Phase: Research & Development

What's New


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

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]

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:

  • 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.

Online Survey

Now there's an online survey available for people who may not have the time to find us out in the community or attend CAC meetings. Please take a few minutes to reflect on and share your experiences in NE/SE Minneapolis parks. Survey responses will be accepted until Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

East of the River Park Master Plan Survey

Past Meetings

December 18, 2017 - CAC Meeting #3 Summary

November 28, 2017 - CAC Meeting #2 Summary

October 17, 2017 - CAC Meeting #1 Summary

Where We’ve Been

  • Edison BBQ
  • Hunker'd Down
  • Healing Place Collaborative
  • Push Cart Derby
  • East Side Neighborhood Senior Health Expo
  • NE Network
  • 2017 Mpls Bike Tour
  • Marcy Ice Cream Event
  • Como Cook Out 2017
  • NE Farmers Market
  • Northeast Big River Brew Fest
  • Prospect park Harvest Festival
  • Luxton Playground          
  • AutumNE @ Solar Arts
  • Halloween Parties at Parks
  • Park Design Session with Beltrami Neighborhood
  • Marcy Open PTO
  • Urban Studies Student Tour

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Design Sessions

Audubon Neighborhood Design Session
Thursday, January 18, 7-8 pm @ Audubon Park Rec Center

Columbia Park Neighborhood Association  Park Design Session
Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm @ Columbia Manor

Bottineau Neighborhood Association Park Design Session
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm @ Eastside Neighborhood Services

STAWNO and St. Anthony East Community Park Design Session
Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:30-7:15 pm @ Main Street Lodge (Lower-Level Meeting Room)

Waite Park Neighborhood
Wednesday, January 31, 6:30-8 @ Waite Park Rec Center

Northeast Park Neighborhood Park Design Session
Thursday, Febrary 8, 2018, 6:30-8 pm @ Yinghua Academy

Windom Park Citizens In Action Park Design Session 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm @ 1844 Stinson Parkway, #201 and #203

Prospect Park Neighborhood 

Glendale Townhomes

NE Seniors



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.)