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2/22/16 CAC Meeting #1 Summary

RecQuest CAC Meeting #1This meeting was held on February 22, 2016. Agenda [PDF] Slides [PDF] Meeting Notes [PDF] The primary focus was an in depth discussion on the draft reports resulting from Phase 1 of the project – the “what is” phase – with a brief discussion on how the project is connected to MPRB’s Comprehensive […]

First CAC meeting to be held 2/22/16

The RecQuest Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold its first meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 at Farview Recreation Center from 6–8 pm. All are welcome to attend. Agenda items for the meeting include an overview of the MPRB Comprehensive Plan, review of the RecQuest project, a discussion of the Phase I report [PDF] and time for public […]

1/26/16 CAC Orientation Summary

RecQuest CAC OrientationThis meeting was held on January 26, 2016 Agenda [PDF] Slides [PDF] Meeting Notes [PDF] The CAC spent a significant amount of time discussing equity, as a focus on equity is paramount for our stakeholders and the work we will be doing together.  Prior to the meeting, we asked the CAC to take […]

CAC member orientation to be held 1/26/16

The MPRB will host orientation for the RecQuest Community Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at MPRB Headquarters from 6–8 pm. All are welcome to attend. At the meeting, we will introduce the CAC members and RecQuest project staff, define the roles and responsibilities of the CAC, discuss the scope of the project, and […]

Upcoming Open House and Future Events To Be Determined

Catch us at the upcoming open house at the Powderhorn Recreation Center on Monday, July 27, 6:30-8:30 pm. The focus of this open house will be on the Closing the Gap project.  However, you are welcome to give input on the pool and playground as well as information on park improvements that will inform our South Service Area Master […]

Community Meetings Scheduled for July and August

The planning process to create new park plans for all the neighborhood parks in the South Service Area (south of downtown and east of I-35W) continues to build momentum.  To gather community feedback, a series of community meetings are scheduled on these dates: July 20 6:30-8:30 pm at Matthews Recreation Center July 21 6:30-8:30 pm at Pearl Recreation Center July […]

UPDATED: Closing the Gap Meetings Scheduled

UPDATE: Multiple meetings have been rescheduled and added in July and August. See below for the most updated schedule. Multiple public meetings are being held in each quadrant of the city. Meetings have been scheduled for the following dates. See the Get Involved tab for individual meeting details and to view past meeting materials. JuneTuesday, […]

Closing the Gap: Investing in our neighborhood parks

After 15 years of postponing maintenance to meet budget challenges, Minneapolis’ 157 neighborhood parks are in trouble. Wading pools, parking lots,  building roofs and other amenities and assets that should have been replaced decades ago are now beyond repair. To help the community understand the seriousness of the situation, our Board of Commissioners and Superintendent […]

Pool and Playground Community Engagement Begins

Kate Lamers (project manager) will be visiting several existing community events to get initial input on the project and to promote the upcoming meetings. The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to emails and watch for notices being sent to nearby neighbors, posters, etc. We hope to combine community engagement events with the South Service […]

Pool and Playground Community Engagement begins

Kate Lamers (project manager) will be visiting several existing community events to get initial input on the project and to promote upcoming meetings. The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to emails on the project page and watch for posters, notices being sent to nearby neighbors, etc. We hope to combine community engagement […]