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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.) […]

Tentative Construction Dates

We anticipate that the Longfellow Playground construction will begin in June 2018 and should be completed in August 2018.  The work should not impede use of the pool which will be available once the season starts. The playground will be closed during construction. We greatly appreciate your patience during construction. The project concept was approved by […]

Longfellow Playground Concept Approval Public Hearing

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is holding a public hearing for concept approval of the Playground Improvement Concept [PDF]. The hearing is the culmination of an eight month planning process.  Please join us!  The improvements will be constructed in 2018. If you have questions please contact the project manager Crystal Passi at 612-230-6455 or […]

Longfellow Playground Improvements Meeting #3

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! If you cannot attend the meeting check out the proposed playground images here and please submit any […]

Work on Loring Park vegetation management continues (Winter 2017-2018)

Applied Ecological Services, the contractor for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Loring Pond Vegetation Management project, will be cutting, removing and disposing of dead cattails from the Loring Pond North Bay on Thursday, Jan. 18 and Friday, Jan. 19. This work was delayed until the ice was thick enough to safely support contractors and equipment.

Longfellow Park playground: Join us for a community open house on November 18

On Saturday, November 18, you’re invited to a community open house to learn about Longfellow Park’s new playground and provide feedback on its design. Drop in at the Longfellow Recreation Center between 10 am and noon to:   Review community input from the first engagement event in October Share your thoughts on initial ideas for new playground […]

Bring the kids to a fun and informal event at the Longfellow Park playground

When it comes to designing new play areas, we count on advice from experts: kids, as well as the grownups who care for them. We’ll be at the Longfellow Park play area on Saturday morning, October 14 to get advice, ideas, and feedback from playground users, passers-by and others. All are welcome. See you at the […]

Initiating project

Fall 2017, the project team will review the park and specifically engage the communities and users on what is desired for the playground equipment repair, and replacement that will be occurring in 2018. Expect notices for this engagement to occur in September and October.