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You're invited: public hearing on Jan. 16 for North Minneapolis neighborhood park plans 

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, January 16 for individuals who would like to speak to the Board of Commissioners about the North Service Area Master Plan (NSAMP).

 

NSAMP includes long-term plans for 31 neighborhood parks and three regional trails in North Minneapolis. It is the result of nearly two years of community-based engagement, planning and design, which had MPRB staff working with with individuals, neighborhood groups and community organizations throughout North Minneapolis. Based on the recommendations of an appointed Community Advisory Committee, NSAMP sets a vision for the improvement, operation, and management of all neighborhood parks in North Minneapolis over the next 20 to 30 years.

 

After NSAMP's approval, MPRB can move forward on projects at a number of Northside parks - starting with Cleveland ParkFarview ParkFolwell Park Lovell Square Park and Perkins Hill Park - that have been funded through the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan.

 

Watch for a follow-up announcement next week when the final version of NSAMP is posted on the MPRB website, allowing people to review park plans before the public hearing. After the hearing, the Board’s Planning Committee will consider approval of NSAMP, and the full board could consider its approval at its February 6 meeting.

 

Public hearing details

What: North Service Area Master Plan

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm 

Where: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters,
Board Room (second floor), 2117 West River Rd. N., Minneapolis


Note:
 To speak at the hearing you need to sign up beforehand. You can either: 

  • Call 612-230-6400 before 3 p.m. the day of the hearing
    or

  • Add your name to the sign-up sheet at the front of the Board Room before the hearing begins at 6:30 pm.