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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has published revised concepts for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan (called the Southwest Parks Plan for short) including MLK Park. The goal of all of these plans is to create a cohesive set of new, long-term plans for these Minneapolis neighborhood park properties. The King Park Plan can be viewed in this group of Plans.
If you would like to see how the updated concept compares to KFNA’s comments/input on the initial concepts read our initial response here.
We would encourage you to think about how you use the park now and what makes MLK Park great! What elements of the new park design would improve that experience? What park elements, location and spacing could be improved in the concept? Is there anything missing from the design that you think needs to be included? The two initial concepts for the park can be found here.
If you would like to discuss or share any specific comments on the design with the neighborhood’s Community Advisory Committee Member contact Chris DesRoches @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are still in need of volunteer coaches to help with Little Kids Soccer program at MLK Park this summer, Wednesdays 6:15-7:15. You don’t have to be there all of the 9 weeks or have soccer experience. In order to prevent the program from being canceled we need you to join in the fun and teaching. We work with 4-year-olds through 9-year-olds, and generally have 60+ kids each Wednesday.
We need 5 more coaches, with 8 or 9 of them being at any given Wednesday session. If you can join in the fun, let us do some on-the-job training with you. We’ll team you with one or two other experienced coaches in the games in the 4’s, 5’s & 6’s, or 7’s -9’s groups of ~15 kids.
Sessions are June 19th through August 14th Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm. You come as often as you are in town. Coaches arrive by 5:45 PM to baseball field #1 to help set up the fields and consult with other coaches about assignments.
The nine-week Little Kids soccer program at King Park starts June 19 at King Park but only if enough adults volunteer to staff the program. A minimum of 12-15 adults are needed for on-field parent coaching and to staff the registration/T-shirt table. Adults who volunteer are excused when they have a conflict but otherwise participate from 6:15-7:15 p.m. through Aug. 14. Training is provided; Spanish language skill is a plus.
To volunteer, contact Michael Vanderford (612-296-9647 or email@example.com) by the end of March.
Comment on initial long-term plans for dozens of SW MPLS parks by the end of the month
On Feb. 1, 2019, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published initial concept plans for more than 40 Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood park properties. Since then, more than 500 comments have been submitted through the online survey.
Please read KFNA’s comments for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park here. Follow the links below to make your own comments on the proposed plans for this, or any of the parks, listed below.