Lois Kelly Responds to Park Watch Comment on The Yard

The following comment by Minneapolis resident Lois Kelly is in response to “A Park Watch Commentary on The Yard.” It is posted here with permission.


I also consider this space a plaza. Why shouldn’t the Vikings ownership and Sports Authority be responsible for everything about it including maintenance, security/safety, etc? A park is a park when it intended for all citizens and in the care and management of the PB. It does appear that from its inception, “The Yard” was intended for exclusive use; and the green space, as a feature of the overall plans, would help to achieve public acceptance of the stadium.