Project Location

Southwest Service Area

Project Manager

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

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Southwest Parks Plan Update: Discussion of park concepts continues at meeting on June 25

Next Community Advisory Committee meeting scheduled Tuesday, June 25, 6-8 pm at Fuller Recreation Center On agenda: Discuss potential new parks, overall area balance, and “Warrants Further Discussion” concepts

Southwest Parks Plan Update: Discussion of park concepts continues at meeting Monday, June 10

Last night half of the park concepts in the Southwest Parks Plan were discussed and categorized Remaining half of park concepts will be categorized on Monday, June 10, 6-8 pm at Bryant Square Recreation Center

Check out updated design concepts for all Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks

Revised concept for each park property now available for review online. Share your comments!

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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 (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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To share comments related to the revised park concepts, please take the online survey or contact the project manager, Colleen O’Dell codell@minneapolisparks.org

Past Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #8

Thu, Jun 6, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Painter Recreation Center, 620 W 34th St.
During this meeting, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members will review and discuss preferred park concept designs and provide recommendations to the project team on next steps. All CAC meetings are open to the public and include light refreshments and passive children’s activities.

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #9

Mon, Jun 10, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Bryant Square Recreation Center, 3101 Bryant Ave. S
During this meeting, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members will review and discuss preferred park concept designs and provide recommendations to the project team for Board review. All CAC meetings are open to the public and include light refreshments and passive children’s activities.

Lynnhurst Subcommittee Meeting #1

Mon, Jun 17, 2019 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
During this meeting, a few members from both the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan and SW Service Area Master Plan Community Advisory Committees (CAC) will review and discuss the preferred park concept design for Lynnhurst Park and the surrounding area. The goal of this subcommittee is to provide design guidance to staff and bring recommendations back to the full CACs for each project.

Lynnhurst Subcommittee Meeting #2

Tue, Jun 25, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Fuller Recreation Center, 4802 Grand Ave. S
During this meeting, a few members from both the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan and SW Service Area Master Plan Community Advisory Committees (CAC) will review and discuss the preferred park concept design for Lynnhurst Park and the surrounding area. The goal of this subcommittee is to provide design guidance to staff and bring recommendations back to the full CACs for each project.

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #10

Tue, Jun 25, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Fuller Recreation Center, 4802 Grand Ave. S
During this meeting, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members will review and discuss preferred park concept designs and provide recommendations to the project team for Board review. All CAC meetings are open to the public and include light refreshments and passive children’s activities.

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #11

Thu, Jul 11, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
*Meeting is tentative* During this meeting, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members will review and discuss preferred park concept designs and provide recommendations to the project team for Board review. All CAC meetings are open to the public and include light refreshments and passive children’s activities.

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #12

Thu, Jul 25, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Pershing Park Recreation Center, 3523 W 48th St.
*Meeting is tentative* During this meeting, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members will review and discuss preferred park concept designs and provide recommendations to the project team for Board review. All CAC meetings are open to the public and include light refreshments and passive children’s activities.

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.