The following article by Eric Best was published in the June 2, 2016 edition of The Journal.
Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Park Board Passes 20-year Neighborhood Park Funding Plan
Park commissioners have moved forward with a 20-year funding plan to maintain the city’s neighborhood parks.
Commissioners of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board unanimously passed the plan, via an ordinance, that would provide an additional $11 million annually to revitalize the 157 neighborhood parks in Minneapolis, many of which face disrepair. The plan, a joint effort with the City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges, is an alternative to a fall referendum that the Park Board had been working toward in recent months.
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