Closing the Gap: Investing in our neighborhood parks

After 15 years of postponing maintenance to meet budget challenges, Minneapolis’ 157 neighborhood parks are in trouble. Wading pools, parking lots,  building roofs and other amenities and assets that should have been replaced decades ago are now beyond repair.

To help the community understand the seriousness of the situation, our Board of Commissioners and Superintendent will be holding public meetings across Minneapolis in June, July, August and September to talk with residents about the conditions of our neighborhood parks.

The goal is to share information with Minneapolis residents and partners about the current condition and service level of neighborhood parks, and gather information about investment priorities for replacement, operating and maintenance of existing neighborhood park facilities.

Meeting attendees can also discuss the RecQuest project and the Downtown Service Area or South Service Area master plans.