REMINDER: Final Southwest Parks Plan meeting is Monday, October 7, 5:30-8:30 at MLK Recreation Center

Community Advisory Committee will make its final recommendations on Monday

The process of developing and recommending design concepts that will guide future development for every Minneapolis neighborhood park south of I-394 and west of I-35W [PDF] is coming to a close. The final Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan (known as the Southwest Parks Plan for short) is on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

All of the currently proposed concepts are linked below under “Park Concepts,” along with a link to an online survey where anyone can give feedback on the concepts until Sunday, October 6.

Meeting Schedule

The CAC will determine its final recommendations at CAC Meeting #16. Project staff will then write a draft plan and release it for public comment, followed by Board review.

The public is encouraged to attend this upcoming meeting, which includes a light dinner and self-directed children’s activities.

Community Advisory Committee Meeting #16

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S

Agenda Focus

  • Mueller Park
  • Kenwood Park
  • The Parade
  • Fields/Diamonds/Ice Balance (Kenny, Armatage, Pershing, Linden Hills)
  • Lyndale Farmstead Park
  • Smith Triangle
  • Guiding Principles
  • Whittier, Clinton Field and Washburn Fair Oaks Parks (if time allows)

Park Concepts survey closes Sunday

Find the revised concepts for your favorite parks and let us know what you think using the links below. The survey closes Sunday evening, so get your comments in soon!

Central Parks Group [PDF]

Parks: Bryant Square, Loon Lake Trolley Path, Lyndale Farmstead, Lyndale School Pool, Painter, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Parkways: Kings Highway

Northeastern Parks Group [PDF]

Parks: 28th Street Tot Lot, Clinton Field, Mueller, Stevens Square, Washburn Fair Oaks, Whittier

Northern Parks Group [PDF]

Parks: Fremont Triangle, Kenwood, Levin Triangle, Smith Triangle, The Mall, The Parade, Thomas Lowry, Vineland Triangle
Parkways: Kenwood

Southeastern Parks Group [PDF]

Parks: Elmwood Triangle, Fuller, Gladstone Triangle, Kenny, Rustic Lodge Triangle, Windom South

Southwestern Parks Group [PDF]

Parks: Armatage, Lynnhurst, Penn Model Village Triangle, Pershing Field, Washburn Avenue Tot Lot

Lynnhurst Focus Area – Subcommittee-Recommended Design [PDF]

Fields and Diamonds Subcommittee-Recommended Designs for Armatage, Kenny, Linden Hills and Pershing Field Parks [PDF]

Western Parks Group [PDF]

Parks: Alcott Triangle, Chowen Triangle, Dell, Linden Hills, Park Siding, Reserve Block 40, St. Louis Triangle, Waveland Triangle, West End Triangle
Parkways: Linden Hills Boulevard

Potential Parks and Trails [PDF]

Community members have proposed several locations for potential new parks or trails in Southwest Minneapolis.

Comment on Revised Park Design Concepts

This project does not include any recreation centers or areas classified as regional parkland, which include: Bde Maka Ska Park, Beard’s Plaisance, Brownie Park, Cedar Lake Park, Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Kenilworth Regional Trail, Lake Harriet Park, Lake of the Isles Park, Lyndale Park, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail, Morrison Park (home of Minneapolis Institute of Art), Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Soo Line Community Garden and William Berry Park.

Many of those areas have already have long-term plans as part of the Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan, which was approved by MPRB Commissioners on May 3, 2017.