Project Location

Southwest Service Area

Project Manager

Colleen O'Dell
Phone:
 612-230-6469
Email: codell@minneapolisparks.org

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Status

Current Phase: System Planning

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Timeline

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-Winter 2018

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

Spring-Summer 2019

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

Project History

The SWSAMP project will kick off in spring of 2018.

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Past Meetings

July 26, 2018 CAC Meeting #3 Summary

June 18, 2018CAC Meeting #2 Summary

May 22, 2018CAC Meeting #1 Summary

Upcoming Meetings

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #4

Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 6 - 8 pm @ Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55405
At this meeting we will be looking at the data that has been collected so far and coming up with ideas as to what it means for future park designs. This meeting will be workshop style small groups. The Southwest Service Area Master Plan is looking at and planning for the neighborhood parks south of 394 and west of 35W. All CAC (Community Advisory Committee) meetings are open to the public. 

SW Service Area Master Plan - Community Workshop for the Central Group

Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Bryant Square Recreation Center, 3101 Bryant Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55408
Another opportunity to participate in the SW Service Area Master Plan project! This workshop will be focusing on the parks within the CARAG, East Harriet Farmstead, ECCO, Kingfield, and Lyndale neighborhoods. We will be holding six community workshops, each focusing on a different grouping of neighborhood parks throughout southwest.

SW Service Area Master Plan - Community Workshop for the Southeast Group

Thu, Oct 25, 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Fuller Recreation Center, 4802 Grand Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55419
Another opportunity to participate in the SW Service Area Master Plan project! This workshop will be focusing on the parks within the Kenny, Tangletown, and Windom neighborhoods. We will be holding six community workshops, each focusing on a different grouping of neighborhood parks throughout southwest.

SW Service Area Master Plan - Community Workshop for the Southwest Group

Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Pershing Recreation Center, 3523 W 48th ST Minneapolis, MN 55410
Another opportunity to participate in the SW Service Area Master Plan project! This workshop will be focusing on the parks within the Armatage, Fulton, and Lynnhurst neighborhoods. We will be holding six community workshops, each focusing on a different grouping of neighborhood parks throughout southwest.

SW Service Area Master Plan - Community Workshop for the West Group

Tue, Oct 30, 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W 43rd St. Minneapolis, MN 55410
Another opportunity to participate in the SW Service Area Master Plan project! This workshop will be focusing on the parks within the CIDNA, Linden Hills, West Calhoun neighborhoods. We will be holding six community workshops, each focusing on a different grouping of neighborhood parks throughout southwest.

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #5

Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 6 - 8 pm @ Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St. Minneapolis, MN 55405
This meeting with be at the end of the first day of design week. The CAC will meet the designers who will be drawing throughout the week to come up with designs based on the community feedback. All CAC (Community Advisory Committee) meetings are open to the public.

SW Service Area Master Plan - Public Open Studio

Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 6 - 8 pm @ MPRB HQ, 2117 West River Road
Come check out the in progress designs for southwest parks during this open studio time! Designers will be available to discuss designs in progress and welcome your input on how they are coming together. Please come anytime between 6pm and 8pm.


Background

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 (SWSAMP) will include all neighborhood parks south of I-394 and west of I-35W, including small triangle park properties. In all, 39 park properties are included in the SWSAMP project. (Map of all parks properties involved in the project coming soon.)

SWSAMP 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.