The following article by Steve Brandt was published in the October 27, 2015 issue of the Star Tribune.
Mpls. Parks Boss Shakes up Improvement Plans, Delays Many Projects
Photo: Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
It seemed that youngsters at Matthews Park in Minneapolis never got tired of taking a whirl or giving a push on this swing Monday.
Luxton and Matthews parks and the Washburn Avenue tot lot were supposed to get playground renovations next year. Phelps Park was to get a wading pool replacement. Lyndale Farmstead and Painter parks were slated for building improvements.
But those and 12 other projects would be put off a year as part of a revamped proposal by Minneapolis Park Superintendent Jayne Miller.
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