The MPRB just released plans for North Minneapolis’ 31 neighborhood parks and three regional trails.
An extensive process of community involvement has preceded this public comment phase, and in a few parks the proposed improvements have generated some spirited debate. None, however, have been as controversial as the dome proposed for North Commons.
As a long time observer of the MPRB, I am concerned about the possible outcome of the Park Board election in November. When Nekima Levy-Pounds was attending Park Board meetings she would criticize the all-White Park Board because of its lack of racial diversity. The current Park Board is composed of five White women and four White […]
Disconnect is between board and communities of color, says commissioner Protesters from the community vow that they will continue attending Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) meetings until their voices are fully heard. “I want all human beings who are sick of this to stand up,” proclaimed Minneapolis NAACP Spokeswoman Raeisha Williams last week […]
2016 MPRB SWIMMING LESSON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Description: The MPRB Swimming Scholarship program is for low income families who are Minneapolis residents. Children who receive free or reduced lunch program in school meet the qualifications. Parent or guardian receives a special coupon code from MPRB or PFP and uses it when registering their child through the […]
New 20-year plan tackles 20-year work backlog The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) plans to invest over $65 million in city parks improvements over the next five years. The MPRB commissioners in May approved a new “20 Year Neighborhood Park Plan” as well as a new “criteria based” system to determine future rehabilitation […]