For now, MHNA's Park Dedication Fees Task Force has largely the completed the tasks it set out to achieve in 2020. The Task Force will likely reconvene in 2021 after more funds have been generated by development in the neighborhood.
As a result of its work in 2020, this task force generated three official requests of the MPRB's Commissioners. They can be found in the following three letters:
Holmes Park letter | May 20, 2020
Marcy Park letter | August 1, 2020
Father Hennepin Park letter | August 1, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:30 pm
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Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:30 pm
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The meeting will continue our conversation about Father Hennepin Park, and will also introduce possible changes for Marcy Park (see detailed plans below).
The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association held its second meeting that discussed how $1.5 million might be spent in our neighborhood parks:
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 pm
Pillsbury A-Mill (Performance Hall)
315 Main Street SE
This meeting focused exclusively on Father Hennepin Park.
Here is a link to the MPRB's presentation on March 5th, 2020.
Jon Duesman (MPRB Project Manager) and Cliff Swenson (MPRB Director of Design & Project Management) presented the current design of Father Hennepin Park that the MPRB could start implementing in early 2021. The team would like to discuss the possible use of Park Dedication Fees that Marcy-Holmes current holds, and how these funds could complement funding already set aside for the park.
Please review the documents already generated for the park below:
Father Hennepin Master Plan (from the Central Riverfront Plan, 2015)
The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association held its first meeting that discussed how $1.5 million might be spent in our neighborhood parks:
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:30 pm
Marcy Open School (Media Center)
415 4th Avenue SE
To learn more about Park Dedication Fees in advance of this meeting, please visit the Park Board's website: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_care__improvements/park_dedication/
Many of your questions can be answered by accessing this page. There is also a LINK to the current interactive map of Park Dedication Fees available to all neighborhoods.
For questions about this meeting, please contact Chris Lautenschlager, MHNA Executive Director at email@example.com or 612.623.7633.
Investigate each neighborhood park Master Plan:
For questions about this task force—including dates for upcoming meetings—please contact Chris Lautenschlager, MHNA Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.623.7633.
BACKGROUND READING ON PARK DEDICATION FEES
Minneapolis sits on $10 million meant for parks
Star Tribune | Dec 21, 2019
Letter from DMNA for Water Works Park
DMNA | May 14, 2018
UMN neighborhoods use park fees to preserve green space while welcoming development
MN Daily | Apr 1, 2018
Residents get the ball rolling on Linden Hills bocce court
Southwest Journal | Mar 30, 2018
Development fees could fund the Commons
The Journal | Jul 19, 2017
Cedar Lake South Beach set to benefit from development fees
Southwest Journal | Nov 7, 2016
Deal expected to end 'crazy' conflict between Hennepin County and Minneapolis park board
MinnPost | Sep 21, 2016
Minneapolis fee brings in more than $1.7 million for parks, but some areas lose out
Star Tribune | Feb 19, 2016
Park Board launches park dedication tool
Southwest Journal | Feb 18, 2016