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Southwest Service Area Master Plan - CAC Meeting #1

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center  4055 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55409 United States (map)

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New project will create long-term plan for SW Minneapolis neighborhood parks including new skateparks.


First meeting set for May 22, 6-8 pm at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is excited to announce the launch of the Southwest Service Area Master Plan (SWSAMP). This new project that will create long-term park plans for all Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks (south of I-394 and west of I-35W). Southwest Minneapolis park users are encouraged to attend the first Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting:


CAC Meeting #1

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Time:  6-8 pm

Location :  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
Address: 4055 Nicollet Ave S


Light refreshments will be served, with to-go containers for those observing Ramadan, and a small children’s table with coloring books and other self-directed activities will be available.

What is the Southwest Service Area Master Plan?

SWSAMP is a unique opportunity to set the vision for Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks for the coming decades. The project will examine all outdoor park facilities at each site and create park plans that will guide decisions on capital improvements—including  NPP20 funding allocations.  


SWSAMP includes 42 total park properties: 

  • 23 Neighborhood Parks
  • 13 Park Triangles
  • 3 Parkways
  • 2 Tot Lots
  • 1 Standalone Wading Pool

Click the link below to view the project map:


SWSAMP Project Map


This project does NOT include  any recreation centers or areas classified as regional parkland: Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) Park, Beard’s Plaisance, Brownie Park, Cedar Lake Park, Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Kenilworth Regional Trail, Lake Harriet Park, Lake of the Isles Park, Lyndale Park, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail, Morrison Park (home of Minneapolis Institute of Art), Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Soo Line Community Garden and William Berry Park.


Many of those areas have already have long-term plans as part of the   Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan, which was   approved by MPRB Commissioners on May 3, 2017


What is a Community Advisory Committee?

A CAC is a group of community members appointed by MPRB Commissioners, Minneapolis City Council Members and neighborhood organizations to guide the development of SWSAMP. Click the link below to view the CAC roster:


The CAC will work with MPRB staff and consultants over the next 12-18 months to make recommendations to MPRB Commissioners.  


All CAC meetings are open to the public and have time set aside for public comment. Please call 612-230-6472 or email  at least two business days in advance of a meeting if you require reasonable modification or language translation.