On March 27, 2019, the KFNA Board submitted comments to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in response to two draft long-range design and use plans for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park located in the Kingfield Neighborhood. This response was drafted by reflecting on comments from the community, alongside reflection by the Board of Directors. We confirm in this statement that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park is an invaluable asset for our neighborhood which serves both as a daily place for recreation and also as a community space for meetings, gatherings and events.
The park acts as a connection for residents on both sides of 35W serving both the Kingfield and Bryant Neighborhoods and it is a regular occurrence on a summer night to see families crossing the 40th Street Pedestrian bridge coming to and from the park. One of the greatest things about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. park is this high amount of activity that happens within its boundaries. Through more detailed planning and activation of currently underutilized spaces we believe the park can provide a higher quantity and better variety of activities to create a more inclusive and dynamic space. We believe that generally Plan B fits this vision because of its wider range of activities and holistic use of space.
See full comments here: KFNA Comments on SW Master Plan 2019