The following press release has been issued by the Park Board.
2016 MPRB Budget
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) approved its 2016 budget for the park system, which serves more than 22 million visits annually. The budget focuses on sound fiscal management, addresses increased park use and demands for programs and services, is responsive to changing demographics and needs of the community, and maintains the park system within available resources.
The MPRB’s 2016 Budget totals $70,982,445 for the general operating fund, $1,743,242 for the special revenue fund dedicated to trees, $9,468,696 for the enterprise operating fund and $21,697,600 for capital project funding. In 2016, of every dollar Minneapolis residents pay for property taxes, eight cents will go to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
The 2016 budget and all related documents are available at www.minneapolisparks.org/budget or by calling 612-230-6400 between 8 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday.
This fall, Commissioners also discussed the “Closing the Gap: Investing in Neighborhood Parks” report that stressed the need to address the growing funding shortfall for neighborhood park capital and maintenance. Commissioners are expected to make a decision in January 2016 regarding a solution for neighborhood park funding.
Read the full news release on our website.