Project Location


Project Contact

Jennifer Ringold
Phone: 612-230-6400

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Language Resources

Correo Electró

Project Milestones

October through December 2018

  • Information Sharing

December 2018

  • Key Findings Reported to Board of Commissioners, posted on project page, sent to Learning Session attendees and shared with public

January through April 2019

  • Recommendation Development


  • Implementation

On December 19, 2018 staff presented the findings from the Park Police Learning Sessions held in September – November 2018.

If you would like to clarify or add a comment, please do so here: Learning Session Findings Comments/Clarifications

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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is committed to providing safe places for children and adults to gather and play. Since the July 10 incident at Minnehaha Falls, there has been an internal work group comprised of the superintendent, commissioners, staff and consultants who have been discussing short and long-term strategies related to safety and park policing. In mid-September, the MPRB started a series of Learning Sessions with a focus group of community leaders and sessions for youth.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is committed to working with the community to identify a common vision for park policing. Findings from these Learning Sessions will be reported to the Board and shared with the community before the end of the year. The resulting vision will be used to develop a Park Police Service Level Plan in 2019.

Other initiatives being developed related to park safety and park policing include expanded youth programming,formation of a park police advisory council, and development of legislative agenda language to build awareness and strengthen laws and/or penalties related to reporting inaccurate information to law enforcement. All of these strategies will include community engagement and discussions. The strategies are beingapproached, and will be evaluated, through a lens of equity. Community Learning Sessions begin in October.