Check out the plan for the new playground at Holmes Park!

Public hearing on the playground plan scheduled Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6:30 pm at MPRB Headquarters

A draft concept plan for the new playground at Holmes Park is available online! The draft plan includes:

  • A play area for kids ages 2-5
    • Play Fort
    • Swings
    • Play Mound with Slide
  • A play area for kids ages 5-12
    • Swings
    • Double Arch Swings
    • Spinner
    • Play Mounds
    • See-Saw for up to five kids
    • Large Structure with slides, overhead ladders, climbers, accessible ramp access and more!
    • Free Standing Climber
    • Music Play
  • A shade structure with seating

View the concept by following the link below:

Holmes Park Playground Concept Plan [PDF]

The concept plan was developed from feedback received throughout last winter and spring. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff hosted or attended several pop-up events at Holmes Park, workshops with students of Marcy-Holmes School, meetings with parents and community members, and collected feedback from an online survey.

All total, more than 200 people provided feedback and comments throughout this process. Please follow the link below to view feedback results.

Holmes Park Playground Community Engagement Summary [PDF]

Please contact the Project Manager Crystal Passi at 612-230-6455 or with any questions or comments.

Public Hearing

The MPRB is holding a public hearing for the Holmes Park playground concept plan on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 6:30 pm in the Board Room at Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road.

Anyone interested in speaking at the hearing may call 612-230-6400 during regular hours (8 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday) to sign up ahead of time. People may also sign up in person outside of the Board Room between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on the day of the hearing.

Project Background

The playground at Holmes Park closed on March 29, 2019 due to construction at Marcy Open School. Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is building a new kitchen/cafeteria addition to Marcy Open School and converting the old cafeteria into two art rooms. More information on that project can be found on the Marcy Open School project page on the MPS website.

If the concept is approved, construction will start this fall and the new playground will open in spring 2020.