Weigh in on the first design concepts for North Minneapolis parks

North Minneapolis residents are invited to help create the vision for area neighborhood parks

Kids’ activities and refreshments featured at family-friendly workshops in late February and early March

Northside community members have contributed an amazing range of ideas and input on local neighborhood parks over the past eight months. Staff from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have been using this information and working with a design team to develop initial concepts for every Minneapolis neighborhood park north of I-394 and west of the Mississippi River [PDF]. This process is a key part of creating an overall long-term plan known as the North Service Area Master Plan (NSAMP).

The next step is asking people to view and comment on the 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.

About the 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. 

Dates and locations

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About the North Service Area Master Plan

The North Service Area Master Plan (NSAMP) will create new, long-term plans for all Minneapolis neighborhood parks north of I-394 and west of the Mississippi River. NSAMP will consider how parks are operated, maintained, and improved. It will include plans for all exterior facilities — athletic fields, playgrounds, trails, etc. — but not buildings or recreation centers. For more information, visit the project web page

Project Contact

Adam Regn Arvidson
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Phone: 612-230-6470
Email: aarvidson@minneapolisparks.org

Media Contact

Robin Smothers
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Phone: 612-230-6410
Email: rsmothers@minneapolisparks.org