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Project Update: Cedar-Riverside Recreation Centers Predesign

Following are several updates, including upcoming engagement opportunities, for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's (MPRB) Cedar-Riverside Recreation Centers Predesign project:

Follow-up: Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting Number 1

The agenda from the July 16 meeting, a presentation and meeting notes are all now available on the project website - or you can access them using the links below: 

CAC Meeting No. 1 Agenda [PDF]

CAC Meeting No. 1 Presentation[PDF]

CAC Meeting No. 1 Notes [PDF]

August 17: All are invited on a project tour of recreation center locations and facilities

Join MPRB staff to tour proposed locations for Cedar-Riverside recreation centers (one is in the area around the existing Coyle Community Center; the other, at an Augsburg University surface parking lot). Afterward, we'll tour two recently built MPRB recreation centers. Everyone is invited but please RSVP so that tour preparations can be made accordingly. 

Date and time: Saturday August 17, 2 pm

Tour meeting place: Coyle Community Center 

RSVP: Contact MPRB project planner Siciid Ali ( / 612-230-6576) 

August 20: Engage with the project team

The project team holds "office hours" at Coyle Community Center as an opportunity for Cedar-Riverside residents and the general public to engage with them outside of the CAC meetings.

Date and time: Tuesday August 17, 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Place: Coyle Community Center 

September 17: CAC Meeting Number 2

Times and Topics:

5 pm: Short-term recreation programming
5:30 pm to 8 pm: CAC for Cedar-Riverside Recreation Centers Predesign project

Place: Coyle Community Center, 420 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis

All are welcome! Children’s activities and a light dinner are provided.

Other scheduled CAC meeting dates include November 19, 2019; January 21, 2020; March 17, 2020; May 19, 2020 (third Tuesday every other month).

About the Cedar-Riverside Recreation Centers Predesign project

The project explores two new recreation centers in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood:

  1. One would be integrated into a larger development on the east end of the Augsburg University campus

  2. The other would renovate/relocate the Brian Coyle Community Center, currently located in Currie Park

The outcome of the project will be two Predesign reports: one for each center. The reports will be used to apply for State Bond Funds to fund each center independently. 

This project is not a Design and Construction project. Additional funding will be required to design and construct one or both recreation centers. 

About the community advisory committee (CAC)

A community advisory committee (CAC) provides volunteer opportunities for stakeholders to share insights and resources related to a park or recreation center project. The CAC serves to build and sustain relationships between the community, partner agencies, and the MPRB.

CAC members are expected to represent the views of park/recreation center users and to work collaboratively with each other and the public to provide comprehensive recommendations about the project to the MPRB. They are appointed by MPRB commissioners and an MPRB selection committee. 

Project Managers

Dan Elias: 612-230-6435 / 
Siciid Ali: 612-230-6576 / 
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

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