Public comment period extended again to May 12

Project will set a vision for more environmentally friendly Minneapolis parks and public land


The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published the draft Ecological System Plan for a 45-day public comment period on Feb. 14, 2019. The public comment period was extended for three weeks, to April 21, 2019, and now it has been extended again, to May 12, 2019.

The draft plan was scheduled to be presented to MPRB Commissioners as a discussion item at the April 17 Board of Commissioners meeting, but it was inadvertently left off the agenda due to an administrative error.

According to standard procedure, the draft plan must be presented to the Board of Commissioners during the comment period, so it will be on the agenda for the next Board meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

In the meantime, check out the draft plan and let us know what you think! Follow the links below to view and comment on the updated plan online. It’s also available to view in person along with paper surveys at the following locations: Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center, Kenwood Community Center, Lake Nokomis Community Center, Luxton Recreation Center, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, North Commons Recreation Center, Northeast Recreation Center and Powderhorn Recreation Center.

Draft Ecological System Plan

Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: Water
Ch. 3: Air
Ch. 4: Land
Ch. 5: Life
Ch. 6: Recommendations
Appendix: Maps

Comment on Draft Ecological System Plan

After the public comment period closes, MPRB staff will compile and analyze feedback received and potentially adjust the plan. Then the Board of Commissioners will host a public hearing before considering its approval.

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