The Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan has been approved by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners.
The Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan is a written and graphic document intended to guide capital improvements in the regional trail area over the next 20-30 years.
The master plan document is a direct reflection of the recommendations of an appointed Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which met 12 times between June 2018 and February 2020. It was created collaboratively by the MPRB, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and the city of Minneapolis, and will align work done in the corridor by all three agencies.
The Board of Commissioners made one modification to the final plan, to include protected bikeways on Minnehaha Parkway from near the Nokomis Recreation Center to Minnehaha Regional Park. A portion of this area has temporary bike lanes today as part of a trail detour. The master plan would make these permanent and extend them farther west.
Moving forward, the plan will be sent to Met Council for its approval, then the plan will be used to determine park improvements and management near Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis over the next 20-30 years.
Within months, the MPRB will begin to reengage with the community to determine the first projects implemented in the plan. Approximately $1.25 million is available now for improvements in the corridor. Project selection and design will involve the community.
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