Park Dedication Fees

Join the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association to determine how decide how to spend $1.5 million in our neighborhood parks!

This Park Dedication Fee Task Force is led by John Goebel, board member of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association. John is responsible for leading and organizing meetings in the coming months, based on the framework that the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board supplied to the neighborhood in February 2020.

Presentation to Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood | February 13, 2020

Investigate each neighborhood park Master Plan:

Elwell Park | Father Hennepin (Design Document) | Holmes Park | Marcy Park

To learn more about Park Dedication Fees, please visit the Park Board's website:

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 task force—including dates for upcoming meetings—please contact Chris Lautenschlager, MHNA Executive Director at or 612.623.7633.



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