Design Concepts for Water Works Site to be Presented on Monday, February 27

NEW PARK DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR WATER WORKS SITE WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC

COMMUNITY MEETING SET FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

WHAT

Community members are invited to discover “what could be” when the Minneapolis Parks Foundation http://www.mplsparksfoundation.org , with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board http://www.minneapolisparks.org , hosts the second of two public meetings regarding a proposed Central Riverfront park where the original Minneapolis municipal Water Works, several historic mills and, more recently, the famed Fuji-Ya restaurant once stood. “Mill City”-based architects Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle (MS&R) http://www.msrltd.com are the lead designers on the project. Together with financing consultants HR&A Advisors http://www.hraadvisors.com , they will present design and program options and financial analysis, “that take into account social, economic and environmental factors, as well as truly the interesting geography and history of the site,” says Mary deLaittre, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.

WHEN

Monday, February 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

WHERE

Mill City Museum, Mill Commons

704 South Second Street, Minneapolis

Directions and parking information: http://www.millcitymuseum.org

MORE

For updates on the Water Works project, community members can visit http://www.mplsparksfoundation.org or Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board – Water Works http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1305 and sign up to receive email updates: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1086

ABOUT

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation http://www. mplsparksfoundation.org is focused on the Next Generation of Parks™, with an emphasis on parks design education, innovation and implementation. Beginning in 2010, MPF co-sponsored the globally renowned Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition http://minneapolisriverfrontdesigncompetition.com/ , the largest in the state’s history. In 2011, MPF projects included the Next Generation of Parks™ lecture series, the recently opened 4th Avenue North Playground along the Upper Riverfront, and more.

With 182 park properties totaling nearly 6,732 acres of land and water, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board http://www.minneapolisparks.org provides places and recreation opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, contemplate, and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment. Each year, approximately 18 million visits are made to the nationally acclaimed Minneapolis park system.