Love Southwest Minneapolis Parks? Help plan their future at any of four upcoming events

Kids activities and refreshments featured at family-friendly workshops in late January and early February.

Southwest Minneapolis community members have contributed an amazing range of ideas and input on local neighborhood parks over the past seven months. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff attended more than 100 public events last summer and have been using this information and working with a design team to develop initial concepts for every Minneapolis neighborhood park south of I-394 and west of I-35W.

This process is a key part of creating an overall long-term plan known as the Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called the SW Parks Plan for short.

The next step is asking people to view and comment on initial park design concepts at a series of public workshops. Each concept includes options and locations for a range of amenities and activities. Most parks have multiple concepts to consider.

Park Design Workshops

  • Everyone is invited: please bring family, friends, neighbors and others!
  • Each workshop includes kids’ activities and refreshments
  • Four workshops give people a choice of dates and locations. Each has the same format and park design concepts. You can attend more than one, but don’t need to.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, 6-8 pm
Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
This workshop will also have information on the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan.

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, 6-8 pm
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, 6-8 pm
Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, 6-8 pm
Jones-Harrison Residence, Centrum Room, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.


Participate Online

All of the initial park concepts on display at the public workshops will also be posted to the SW Parks Plan project page on Jan. 31, along with a link to an online survey where anyone can submit feedback on any design.


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