MPRB’s Southside Service Area Master Plan
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is making a new plan for all the
parks south of downtown and east of I-35W. This part of the park system is
called the South Service Area, and it features 33 park properties.
A Service Area Master Plan is a document that:
Takes a complete look at all outdoor park assets: fields, playgrounds,
paths, etc. (buildings are not included in this Master Plan, but will be
considered system-wide at a later date).
Sets a vision for operations, management, and improvements.
Creates improvement plans for each neighborhood park.
Sets priorities and estimates budgets.
Guides decisions on capital improvements, land acquisition, and
development of new parks.
In essence, a Service Area Master Plan shows what the parks will look like
in the future. It will allow MPRB to plan realistically, openly,
creatively, and equitably, so that:
We understand the resources we have
We can align what’s in the parks with what people really want there.
In the next five years, MPRB plans to prepare Service Area Master Plans
for all five service areas (South, Downtown, Southwest, North, and
Northeast). The South and the Downtown master plans are the first to be initiated.
Community Advisory Committee meetings scheduled
Planning is underway to create these new park plans. The Minneapolis Park
and Recreation Board (MPRB) has scheduled the first three Community
Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings for the South Service Area Master Plan.
Planning Begins for Neighborhood Parks South of Downtown and East of I-35W
Planning is underway to create new park plans for all the parks in the South Service Area (south of downtown and east of I-35W). The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has scheduled the first three Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings for the South Service Area Master Plan.
- CAC #1: Monday, February 23, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Andersen United Community School, 1098 Andersen Lane, Minneapolis, 55407
- CAC #2: Thursday, March 26, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Central Gym, 3416 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55408
- CAC #3: Thursday, April 30, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55406
All CAC meetings are open to the public and each meeting will have an opportunity for public comment. Please call (612) 230-6472 or email email@example.com at least two business days in advance of the meeting if you require reasonable modification or language translation.