Minnehaha Creek Park
Current Phase: System Planning
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), City of Minneapolis and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) are excited to announce two upcoming public open houses scheduled April 12 and April 17. These informal events are designed to begin conversations about four projects that will study, plan and improve Minnehaha Creek and surrounding public space in Southwest Minneapolis.
These three separate master plan projects will set visions and priorities for future park and trail improvements. The planning for each of these projects will be guided by separate Community Advisory Committees (CACs), which are appointed by various neighborhood organizations and elected officials.
Applications for the Mississippi Gorge Regional Park Master Plan CAC are due March 7. The deadline for Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail and Southwest Service Area Master Plan CACs has been extended to March 21.
New Master Plans coming for Mississippi Gorge Regional Park, Minnehaha Regional Trail, Southwest Service Area
October 2018-January 2019
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The Master Plan is funded with $256,000 from the Parks and Trails Legacy Fund, part of the Minnesota voter-approved Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.
After completion of the Master Plan, MPRB will also implement $2,722,663 in capital improvements, based on the Master Plan. This work is also funded by the Parks and Trails Legacy Fund.
The City of Minneapolis and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District are major project partners in this effort.