Monthly Archives: February 2018

City Trees – ACT NOW!

treeWorking with Tree Trust the City of Minneapolis is striving to increase the City’s urban tree canopy and create a healthier community for all. Until March 9th, Minneapolis residents can register for the lottery on  the Tree Trust website. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be able to pick up your tree May 19th, 20th or 21st. As a reminder, only one tree is allowed per property owner. Large shade trees cost $30 while fruit trees and smaller species cost $40.


You can help plan the future of Minneapolis Parks!

Help plan the future of parks and trails along the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Creek and in Southwest Minneapolis!

New Master Plans coming for Mississippi Gorge Regional Park, Minnehaha Regional Trail, Southwest Service Area

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is excited to launch three new park master planning projects:

Mississippi Gorge Regional Park Master Plan
Parkland flanking both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River between Bridge No. 9 and north edge of Minnehaha Regional Park.

Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan
Parkland along both sides Minnehaha Creek between Minnehaha Regional Park and the western city limit.

Southwest Service Area Master Plan
All Minneapolis neighborhood parks south of I-394 and west of I-35W, including small triangle park properties. Does not include regional parks such as Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park (including Brownie, Cedar, Isles, Bde Maka Ska, and Harriet) nor regional trails (Kenilworth, Cedar Lake, and Minnehaha) because regional parks and trails are required by the Metropolitan Council to have separate master plans.


Apply by March 7 to advise on any or all of the projects 

These three separate master plan projects will set visions and priorities for future park and trail improvements. The planning for each of these projects will be guided by separate Community Advisory Committees (CACs), which are appointed by various neighborhood organizations and elected officials.

CAC Application

What is a CAC? 

Community Advisory Committees provide volunteer opportunities for stakeholders to share insight and resources and serve to build and sustain relationships between the community, partner agencies and the MPRB. Members of the CAC are expected to represent the views of park users and to work collaboratively with each other and the public to provide comprehensive recommendations to the Board about the project.

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