Project Location

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

Project Manager

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

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Language Resources

Correo Electró


Current Phase: Pre-Design
Construction: Summer-Fall 2018

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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, 2017Community Engagement [PDF]

Upcoming Meetings

Longfellow Playground Improvements Meeting #3

Wed, Feb 28, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Longfellow Park
This third meeting will be a presentation of proposed playground images and site drawings. Drop in anytime and provide feedback and final suggestions on playground details and site amenities. Kids are encouraged to attend and everyone is welcome!


Project Funding Source(s)

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