Minneapolis Park Board Requests Public Input on Funding Improvements

The following article by Steve Brandt was published in the June 13, 2015 issue of the Star Tribune.

Minneapolis Park Board Requests Public Input on Funding Improvements

 

Minneapolis parks top national rankings, but park commissioners want to make sure they continue to reflect the needs of their communities.

Photo by: Aaron Lavinsky

Minneapolis parks top national rankings, but park commissioners want to make sure they continue to reflect the needs of their communities. aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

The Minneapolis Park Board is holding a series of public meetings about what if any improvements voters want — and would be willing to pay for.

Residents will be asked about the programming at the 47 recreation centers, as well as the suitability of outdoor park areas ranging from playing fields to wading pools.

A key item will be a park-specific look at the maintenance of neighborhood parks.

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