MPRB Virtual Park Summit Invitation – Part of the MPRB 2021 Comprehensive Plan: Parks for All

Check out draft recommendations for Parks for All, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Comprehensive Plan, during Virtual Park Summit May 26-June 2!

During weeklong online event, public invited to review and ask questions about draft policy recommendations that will guide parks and recreation in Minneapolis for the next decade

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MRPB) is excited to announce the Parks for All Virtual Park Summit, a weeklong series of online activities, events and conversations designed to share and collect feedback on draft policy recommendations that will set MPRB priorities and policy direction for the next decade.

What is Parks for All?

“Parks for All” is the MPRB 2021 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide everything done by the organization over through the next decade. It articulates why the MPRB exists, identifies how the MPRB performs its work, and describes what the MPRB hopes to become.

Since Parks for All launched in 2019, the MPRB has collected an enormous amount of community feedback from Park Dream Boxes placed in every recreation center, online surveys, text messages, in-person events and advisory groups like the Community Advisory Committee, Youth Design Team, focus groups, seven topical Workgroups, and a Community Collaborators program.

How can I participate in the Virtual Park Summit?

Originally scheduled as a daylong, in-person event, the Park Summit shifted online to accommodate the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s something happening every day between Tuesday, May 26 and Tuesday, June 2, so find something that works for you and get involved!

Here’s how to participate in the Park Summit:

  1. Check out the draft policy recommendations online beginning May 26. They will be available as videos and written recommendations on the Virtual Park Summit webpage.
  2. Share your thoughts on connections, gaps and differences in an online survey or community comment board, which will be available on the Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens.
  3. Attend a virtual office hours session via Zoom or Facebook Live with MPRB staff to ask questions, share thoughts or learn more about the Parks for All process. Links will be available on Virtual Park Summit webpage and Parks for All Facebook page when the summit opens.
  4. Join the Parks for All Virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, June 2, 5-7 pm to share your thoughts with other park users, the workgroups, the Community Advisory Committee, MPRB commissioners, project staff, or the Youth Design Team. The listening session will be held via Zoom and Facebook Live; links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens.

Bookmark these pages to stay up to date on the project!

Park Summit Schedule

All Office Hours will be held online via Zoom or Facebook Live; links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens.

Tuesday, May 26: All recommendations published online in video and text formats, available to review throughout the week

Wednesday, May 27: Youth Space with Youth Design Team (4-6 pm)

Thursday, May 28: Office Hours – English and Somali (4-5 pm)

Friday, May 29: Office Hours – English only (Noon-1 pm)

Saturday, May 30: Office Hours – English and Spanish (4-5 pm)

Monday, June 1: Office Hours – English and Hmong (4-5 pm)

Tuesday, June 2: Virtual Listening Session (5-7 pm) (via Zoom and Facebook live, links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens)

A special thank you to the almost 5,000 people from across Minneapolis who shared their thoughts and dreams for Minneapolis parks and recreation over the past year and a half. The MPRB is grateful for your thoughtful insights and hope you see many of your ideas represented in these recommendations.

What is next for Parks for All?

June-July 2020: The draft Comprehensive Plan will be developed, written, and designed

August-September 2020: Draft plan published for 45-day public comment period

Fall 2020: Plan is revised based on public comment period feedback

Winter 2020: Revised plan considered by MPRB Board of Commissioners for review and adoption

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite.pdf

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite – Hmong.pdf

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite – Somali.pdf

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Virtual Park Summit Invite – Spanish.pdf

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