First Parks for All Community Advisory Committee meeting scheduled December 12

CAC process begins Thursday, December 12, 6-8 pm at Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road

“Parks for All” is the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) comprehensive planning process, which will set MPRB priorities and policy directions for the next decade.

Parks for All begins an exciting new phase on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, when the first Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled 6-8 pm at Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road.

CAC members were selected to share insight and resources to build and sustain relationships between the community and the MPRB. The CAC will represent park users and work collaboratively with each other and the public to provide advice to MPRB Commissioners about the Comprehensive Plan.

All CAC meetings are open to the public. Food and children’s activities will be provided.

Parks for All CAC Meeting #1

Date: Dec. 12, 2019
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters
Address: 2117 West River Road
Topics: CAC member introductions, Intro to the MPRB, Parks for All overview, Community Engagement overview


Parks for All Update

Parks for All launched in April 2019. Since then, we’ve been busy spreading the word about the project and gathering ideas about the future of Minneapolis parks and recreation in a variety of formats:

  • Online Dream Park Survey
  • Park Dream Boxes are at every MPRB recreation center and MPRB Headquarters. Anyone can submit their ideas and dreams about Minneapolis parks in person using these boxes.
  • MPRB staff have already attended numerous community events and meetings. Invite us to a meeting or event in your neighborhood, organization or community by emailing cchristensen@minneapolisparks.org

Youth Design Team

The Parks for All Youth Design Team is comprised of teenagers and young adults who share passion for Minneapolis parks and recreation, environmental issues, policy, community engagement and participatory research.

Recently the Youth Design Team debuted a great video that helps explain the Parks for All project. Follow the link below to view:

Youth Design Team Video

Community Collaborators

Local grassroots, neighborhood and cultural organizations have the opportunity to convene their own conversations about the future of Minneapolis parks and recreation through the Community Collaborator program.

Please consider submitting a project proposal designed to broaden community engagement for Parks for All. Funding varies $500-$3,000 according to the project idea and proposed budget. Proposals will be competitive, and those that are selected will receive funding to implement their idea.

This is the third and final round of Community Collaborator funding. Proposals are due March 6, 2020 at 4 pm.

Community Collaborator Application [PDF]