Next CAC meeting October 16; Six workshops for park groupings scheduled late October-early November

Thank you to all of the community members working together to create the Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called SW Parks Plan for short. Since the project launched last summer, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff have attended more than 100 events in Southwest Minneapolis to raise awareness and get feedback on the project. More than 300 comments have been submitted through our online survey, which is linked at the end of this email.

Click the link below to view a summary of the last Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting:

CAC Meeting #3 Summary

The next SW Parks Plan CAC meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 6-8 pm at Kenwood Recreation Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave. 

Data Jam is the theme of this meeting! We will work in workshop-style small groups to look at data collected so far and apply it to ideas for future park designs. Every CAC meeting is open to the public and snacks and refreshments will be provided.

SW Parks Plan CAC Meeting #4

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Kenwood Recreation Center
Address: 2101 W Franklin Ave.
Topics: Data Jam! Analyze data collected so far and apply it to ideas for future park designs.

SW Parks Plan Community Workshops

Six community workshops focusing on geographically-grouped parks are planned in the weeks following CAC Meeting #4. Four of the workshops are scheduled; the remaining two will be announced soon:

Central Community Workshop

Neighborhoods: East Harriet, ECCO, Kingfield, Lyndale, South Uptown (formerly CARAG)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: Bryant Square Recreation Center
Address: 3101 Bryant Ave. S

Southeast Community Workshop

Neighborhoods: Kenny, Tangletown, Windom
Date: Monday, Oct. 25, 2018
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: Fuller Recreation Center
Address: 4802 Grand Ave. S

Southwest Community Workshop

Neighborhoods: Armatage, Fulton, Lynnhurst
Date: Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: Pershing Recreation Center
Address: 3532 W 48th St.

West Community Workshop

Neighborhoods: Cedar-Isles-Dean, Linden Hills, West Calhoun
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: Linden Hills Recreation Center
Address: 3100 W 43rd St.

The Northern (Bryn Mawr, East Isles, Kenwood-Isles, Lowry Hill) and Northeastern (Lowry Hill East, Steven’s Square, Whittier) Community Workshops will be scheduled soon. A notification will be sent out when those dates and locations are confirmed. 

Design Week: November 12-16

Make sure to mark your calendars for Design Week, Nov. 12-16! Interactive events scheduled across the week, combined with the discussions and feedback received since the project launched last summer, will result in the first drafts of park designs for all 43 park properties in the Southwest Parks Plan.

These designs will be refined over the winter and spring, and once finalized, they will guide how neighborhood parks in Southwest Minneapolis are improved in the coming decades. Stay tuned, more details on Design Week to come later.