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: Discuss big questions raised during development of initial park concepts on April 23

Attend CAC Meeting #7 on Tuesday, April 23, 6-8 pm at Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center, 3900 Bryant Ave. S Thank you to the hundreds of park users who took time to review and comment on the initial round of park concepts created for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called the Southwest Parks Plan for […]

Ten days left to weigh in on initial concept plans for all Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks

Review and comment on initial long-term plans for dozens of SW MPLS parks by the end of the month

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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 this project, please contact the project manager, Colleen O’Dell codell@minneapolisparks.org

Past Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

SW Service Area Master Plan CAC Meeting #7
Tue, Apr 23, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center, 3900 Bryant Ave. S
During this meeting, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members will discuss the big questions that have arisen during development of initial park concept designs, and provide direction to the project team. All CAC meetings are open to the public.

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.