Project Location

Southwest Service Area

Project Manager

Colleen O’Dell
Phone: 612-230-6469

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Language Resources

Correo Electró

Public comment period extended to April 25

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) closed all recreation centers and program buildings from March 17 to April 5 in response to COVID-19. Due the closure of all Southwest Minneapolis recreation centers, the Southwest Service Area Master Plan public comment period has been extended to at least April 25. The public comment period may be extended again […]

Draft Master Plan shared for 45-day public comment period

Comment by April 5 on draft plan containing proposed designs for 43 park properties and six potential new parks. Document also includes information on the planning process, overall area vision, operations and maintenance, and implementation Today, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published the draft Southwest Service Area Master Plan for […]

Southwest Parks Plan Update: Draft Master Plan will be published February 14

After nearly two years of conversations, design, feedback and adjustment, draft of full plan will be shared Feb. 14

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Project Milestones

Spring 2018

  • Project start-up
  • Park inventory and analysis
  • Consultant selection
  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC) application process

Summer-Fall 2018

  • Community visioning
  • Community discussion park needs, likes, dislikes, concerns, and dreams

Fall 2018-Summer 2019

  • Development and refinement of park concept plans
  • Community discussion about park plans and area-wide vision

Fall 2019-Winter 2020

  • Creation of Southwest Service Area Master Plan (SW Parks Plan) document
  • Community comments on the document
  • Final adoption by MPRB Commissioners

Project History

The SW Service Area Master Plan project kicked off in spring of 2018.

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A Service Area Master Plan is a process that engages the community to:

  • Take a complete look at all outdoor park assets: fields, playgrounds, paths, etc. (Recreation center buildings are not included in this Master Plan. They are part of RecQuest.)
  • Create improvement plans for each neighborhood park
  • Guide decisions on capital improvements, how to spend NPP20 funding, land acquisition, and development of new parks.
  • Set a vision for operations, management, and improvements
  • Set priorities and estimate budgets

The Southwest Service Area Master Plan (SW Parks Plan) will include all neighborhood parks south of I-394 and west of I-35W, including small triangle park properties. In all, 43 park properties are included in the SW Parks Plan project. Please view the service area map under “Key Documents” to see all of the park properties involved in the project. The SW Parks Plan will not include regional parks such as Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park (including Brownie, Cedar, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska, and Harriet) nor regional trails (Kenilworth, Cedar Lake, and Minnehaha Parkway) because these parks and trails are required by the Metropolitan Council to have their own, separate master plans.