Project Location

Longfellow Park
3435 36th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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Project Manager

Crystal Passi/Chris DesRoches
Phone: 612-230-6455.

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Language Resources

Correo Electró


Current Phase: Construction
Construction: Summer-Fall 2018

Longfellow Playground is Now Open!!

Thank you very much for your patience! Back to Project Page

Playground Construction is Underway!

The playground should be open tentatively in October depending on weather. We greatly appreciate your patience throughout delays.   Back to Project Page

Playground Project Update: Longfellow Park

Unfortunately, due to unexpectedly long lead times for procuring equipment, the planned playground improvements at Longfellow Park have been delayed.  Some work will begin in late June or early July, with installation of new play equipment expected in mid August. During construction, the closest playgrounds open for play are at: Matthews Park (2318 29th Ave. S.) […]

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Project Milestones

September 2017

  • MPRB Board ‐ Community Engagement Plan

October 2017

  • Send first mailer to neighbors and stakeholders. Add meetings to MPRB calendar. Issue news release & GovDelivery

September–February 2018

  • Pre‐Design (concept planning) begins by visiting site & defining the playground needs with community engagement, participation and review
  • Create project charter
  • Implement and continue to advance the community engagement plan
  • Update contact lists
  • Review ADA transition plan park needs,with outcome of validating scope, schedule and budget for the project
  • Gathering general preferences and priorities for improvements

Spring 2018

  • MPRB Board – Playground conceptual plan unveiled
  • Public notice published for public hearing. Second mailer sent.
  • MPRB Board ‐ Public Hearing
  • MPRB Board ‐ Concept Approval
  • Schematic design begins
  • MPRB Board – Playground Contract Approval
  • Finalize quotes with playground vendor

Summer 2018

  • Playground equipment removal and replacement of equipment (CONSTRUCTION)

Fall 2018

  • Playground certification inspection and substantial completion – Playground is open
  • Final warranty period – closeout of project


Internal team kick off meeting scheduled for September 19, 2017.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]

Past Meetings

Open Houses 1 and 2 – Community Engagement Summary [PDF]

October 14, 2017 – Community Engagement [PDF]

Upcoming Meetings

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Project Funding Source(s)

2017 – 2022 Capital Improvement Plan
2018 $179,205 Neighborhood Capital Levy
2018 $98,625 NPP20