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Project Manager

Carrie Christensen
Phone: 612-230-6540
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Key Documents


Current Phase: Research & Development

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has launched its own comprehensive planning process. Parks for All, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Comprehensive Plan, will be taking place through 2020 to set the priorities and policy direction for the next decade of Minneapolis Parks. This planning process will involve community, MPRB staff and commissioners in shaping the future direction of Minneapolis’ park and recreation system. Check out the Parks for All Story Map to learn more.

First Parks for All Community Advisory Committee meeting held December 12

Parks for All” is the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) comprehensive planning process, which will set MPRB priorities and policy directions for the next decade. Parks for All began an exciting new phase on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, with the first Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held from 6-8 pm at Mary Merrill MPRB […]

CAC Meeting #1 Summary

CAC#1 Notes [PDF] CAC #1 Presentation [PDF] CAC #1 Agenda [PDF]

First Parks for All Community Advisory Committee meeting scheduled December 12

CAC process begins Thursday, December 12, 6-8 pm at Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road

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Project Milestones

Spring 2019 – 2020
  • Internal and external engagement
  • General public and MPRB staff discuss ideas, values, concerns and desires for the future direction of MPRB
  • Establish Community Advisory Committee (CAC), Youth Design Team, Topic Workgroups, and Community Collaborators
Spring – Winter 2020
  • Development of draft document
  • Board approval and Public Comment period
  • Finalized Comprehensive Plan document and adoption by MPRB Board of Commissioners

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Join the Conversation!

Share what you value and what your dreams are for Minneapolis parks:

  • Invite MPRB staff to attend a meeting or event in your neighborhood, organization, or community. Reach out the project manager at to share your ideas!
  • Participate in the Community Advisory Committee (applications released mid-April, 2019)
  • Come to a community meetings and events about the Comprehensive Plan (meetings will be posted on the project website as they are scheduled)
  • Sign up for project updates on the project website
  • Share your dreams in a Park Dream Box at your local MPRB rec center
  • Fill out the Dream Park Survey online
  • Apply to be a Community Collaborator [PDF]
  • Apply to be on the Youth Design team

Upcoming Meetings

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board adopted its current Comprehensive Plan in 2007. A two-year long development process involving over 4,000 residents, visitors, elected officials and MPRB staff, set forth a new direction for the organization. Research and outreach conducted for this project, shed light onto changes that had occurred in the city in terms of demographic composition, health and recreational trends, among others. With these findings in mind, MPRB’s 2007 Comprehensive Plan defined vision themes for the organization that reflected MPRB’s values and defined the ways in which it would carry out its mission.
A process to create a new comprehensive plan for MPRB is underway. The MPRB 2020 Comprehensive Plan will provide policy guidance to the organization through the year 2027. This planning process is a two-year commitment launched in the winter of 2018 that  will involve commissioners, staff, and the public in shaping the future direction of Minneapolis’ outstanding park and recreation system.