MPRB to Host Closing the Gap: Insider Insights for Park Funding

The Park Board has issued the following press release.

MPRB to Host Closing the Gap: Insider Insights for Park Funding

Minneapolis’ neighborhood parks are at a critical juncture. Funding reductions have left a multi-million dollar gap in the resources needed to program, operate, repair and improve these highly used and aging neighborhood parks. Park systems across the country are facing similar issues. But older park systems with aging structures and features, like Minneapolis, may have the most difficult challenge of all.

On Tuesday, September 29 from 6–8:30 pm, join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at a public forum at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave. to hear how cities with valued park systems have tackled this funding challenge

Panel members include:

  • Thatcher Bailey, Executive Director, Seattle Parks Foundation
  • Joe Wynns, Former Director, Indianapolis Parks and Recreation
  • Warren Jimenez, Assistant Director of Portland Parks and Recreation
  • Liam Kavanaugh, First Deputy Commissioner at New York City Parks and Recreation

Architecture critic Linda Mack will serve as moderator.

September 29 public forum on funding neighborhood parks is co-sponsored by City Park Alliance and the McKnight Foundation.

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 Read the full news release on our website.