Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published a draft of Parks for All, the MPRB 2021 Comprehensive Plan that was fashioned during a two-year process.
Parks for All is a new comprehensive plan will set MPRB priorities and policy direction for the next decade. Minneapolis community members, park users, MPRB staff and partners are encouraged to review the plan and send feedback during a 70-day public comment period that ends Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.
" The MPRB thanks everyone who worked so hard to develop these policy ideas for the next 10 years of Minneapolis park and recreation system, including workgroup members and forum participants, the Youth Design Team, MRPB commissioners and staff, and the Parks for All Community Advisory Committee," said MPRB representatives.
Following the public comment period, the draft plan will be revised based on public input and presented to MPRB Commissioners for review and approval.
The plan will provide guidance in developing policy, establishing or changing programs and services, setting the annual MPRB budget and creating park improvements over the next decade.
It is a tool for communicating to MPRB staff, commissioners and the general public about what the MPRB does and it values.
It will build on what works now while identifying gaps in programs, services and strategies that need to be filled in the next decade. Parks for All focuses on the park system as a whole, not specific recommendations for individual parks.
It will build from master plans, other policies and activity plans, strategic directions and the community input gained during the last two years of engagement across the system, all of which incorporate more specific recommendations.