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Long-term Plan for all Non-riverfront Downtown Minneapolis Parks Approved

Skyline over Loring PondLoring Park is one of five existing parks featured in the Downtown Service Area Master Plan

Plan will guide development of existing downtown neighborhood parks and potential new parkland

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Commissioners approved the Downtown Service Area Master Plan (DSAMP), a document that will guide outdoor improvements at all non-riverfront downtown parks for the next 20-30 years. Click the links below to view plans for each of these five parks:

Elliot Park
Franklin Steele Square
Gateway Park
Loring Park
Park Avenue Triangle

It also plans for the potential acquisition and development of new parks or park-like spaces within Downtown Minneapolis.

The Downtown Service Area Master Plan

The plan is divided into six chapters, which can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Imagining the Next Generation of Neighborhood Parks
The DSAMP is one of five geographically organized master plans that will collectively design or redesign every neighborhood park in Minneapolis. The South Service Area Master Plan, which covers all neighborhood parks south of downtown and east of I-35W, was approved in September 2016. This is the second approved MPRB service area master plan.
Community engagement for the North Service Area Master Plan (North Minneapolis) and East of the River Park Master Plan (Northeast/Southeast Minneapolis) are underway. Check out the links above to get involved! Development of the Southwest Service Area Master Plan begins in 2018. 
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