M P R B Begins Master Planning Process for Northeast Park

The following item has been issued by the Park Board [Note: Northeast Park is at 1615 Pierce St. NE]:

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Begins Master Planning Process for Northeast Park

Community Advisory Committee to be appointed—All encouraged to Apply by April 5, 2013

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is beginning the Master Planning process for Northeast Park and seeks community participation in the plan development. The Board will appoint a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) by April 12, 2013 to help engage and represent park users and the surrounding community in the planning process.

As part of the Master Planning process, current and potential facilities will be evaluated in relation to the community’s park and recreation needs as well as facilities provided in surrounding parks within the northeast Minneapolis area.

The CAC, which is to represent the range of park users, will be appointed by Park Board commissioners, other elected city officials, neighborhood associations, and advisory groups. Members will act as liaisons to the community and will work with MPRB staff and consultants to engage the community and develop a preferred park development plan, which, upon completion, will be forwarded to the Board for approval.  Click the link for a copy of the CAC application: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/design/NEMasterPlan/NortheastMPCACApplication.pdf to help identify possible appointees.

MPRB welcomes everyone to get involved and to share their ideas—look for announcements and upcoming meetings by visiting the MPRB webpage: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=52&prid=1964 . To stay in the know, sign up : https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNPARKREC/subscriber/new?topic_id=MNPARKREC_175 for the Northeast Park email list, or call 612-230-6464.