Project Location

Southwest Service Area

Project Manager

Colleen O’Dell

Phone: 612-230-6469 Email: codell@minneapolisparks.org

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Let us know what you think about proposed long-term plans for all Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks

Initial long-term plans for dozens of SW MPLS parks online now; chat with designers at three upcoming events! Today, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published initial proposed long-term plans for more than 40 Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood park properties. These initial park concepts were created through eight months of gathering […]

Reminder: Draft plans for Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks debut this week!

Plans online February 1; Chat with park designers at any of four family-friendly workshops planned over next two weeks.

Love Southwest Minneapolis Parks? Help plan their future at any of four upcoming events

Kids activities and refreshments featured at family-friendly workshops in late January and early February.

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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-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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Online Survey

Please check back in February for a new survey or contact project manager with immediate input.

Past Meetings

October 16, 2018 – CAC Meeting #4 Summary July 26, 2018 – CAC Meeting #3 Summary June 18, 2018 – CAC Meeting #2 Summary May 22, 2018 – CAC Meeting #1 Summary

Upcoming Meetings

Thu, Jan 31, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Lynnhurst Recreation Center
Please join us in reviewing and providing input on the initial concepts for southwest parks and Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail. Feel free to come for a portion or all of the workshop time. These concepts have been developed as part of the Southwest Service Area Master Plan and Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan projects.
 
Mon, Feb 4, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center
Please join us in reviewing and providing input on the initial concepts for southwest parks. Feel free to come for a portion or all of the workshop time. These concepts have been developed as part of the Southwest Service Area Master Plan project.
 
Thu, Feb 7, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Whittier Recreation Center
Please join us in reviewing and providing input on the initial concepts for southwest parks. Feel free to come for a portion or all of the workshop time. These concepts have been developed as part of the Southwest Service Area Master Plan project.
 
Tue, Feb 12, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Jones Harrison Residence – Centrum Room
Please join us in reviewing and providing input on the initial concepts for southwest parks. Feel free to come for a portion or all of the workshop time. These concepts have been developed as part of the Southwest Service Area Master Plan project.

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.