Current Phase: System Planning
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) Community Advisory Committee meeting (CAC) scheduled for September 7 at North Commons Park has been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. The reason for the postponement is to avoid a scheduling conflict with another northside event. This CAC meeting will be rescheduled in the near future and notifications will be sent once a date and location have been determined.
In the meantime, please consider offering your thoughts about parks north of I-394 through this online survey.
The planning process to create new park plans for all the neighborhood parks north of I-394 and west of the Mississippi River continues, with two upcoming the opportunities that are open to the public.
Based on feedback on previous engagement efforts, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is piloting new models for community engagement in North Minneapolis. The Community Connectors program has local individuals and organizations conceiving and executing community engagement for long-term park plans in North Minneapolis.
The North Service Area Master Plan (NSAMP) will have extensive community engagement, and lots of different ways to participate. Throughout 2017, we expect to be in the parks, at community events, attending community meetings, and trying to talk with as many people as we can.
For now, there are three ways to get involved:
There are currently no meetings scheduled. Check back or enter your email address above to subscribe and get notified of new meetings.
A Service Area Master Plan is a process that engages the community to:
The North Service Area Master Plan (NSAMP) will include all neighborhood parks north of I-394 and west of the Mississippi River. It does not include Regional Parks (Theodore Wirth, Victory Parkway, North Mississippi, and Above the Falls/RiverFirst) because these parks are required by the Metropolitan Council to have their own master plans.
The project WILL include the Shingle Creek Regional Trail corridor and the Wirth Parkway corridor between Golden Valley Road and Lowry Avenue. These regional facilities do not have current master plans, so we will plan them along with the north side neighborhood parks. In all, 34 park properties are included in the NSAMP project. Click here for a map [PDF].