Urban Park Use Agreement for ‘The Yard’

Park Watch note: Attached is the link to the Urban Park Use Agreement signed February 10, 2014 by Ryan Companies, the Sports Authority and the City–but not the Park Board.


Park Watch was surprised to note a paragraph indicating that ” the City and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (“MPRB”) are jointly developing plans for the ownership and operation (including costs of operation and maintenance) of the Urban Park, consistent with the City Charter, to be set out in a separate agreement or action, which agreement or action will acknowledge that the Urban Park is subject to the provisions of this Agreement.”

Park Watch believes this statement is based on wishful thinking, as the Park Board can not accept the provisions of this agreement.