Project Location

Southwest Service Area

Project Manager

Colleen O'Dell

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Language Resources

Correo Electró


Current Phase: System Planning

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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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Past Meetings

October 16, 2018 - CAC Meeting #4 Summary

July 26, 2018 CAC Meeting #3 Summary

June 18, 2018CAC Meeting #2 Summary

May 22, 2018CAC Meeting #1 Summary

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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 (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.