Draft Park Concepts and Online Survey; Upcoming MPRB Virtual Meetings

Draft park concepts posted: watch online video, find presentation slides, boards, and an online survey. 

MPRB is seeking input on draft park program and concepts, public art master plan, and more.  Find materials in one place on the website, take an online survey, share your thoughts, and pass the word around.  We are not asking for people to pick a concept, but are seeking input on the draft designs and what people like, do not like, feel is missing, etc.  Although a few graphics are embedded in the survey, we highly advise that you watch the video first.  The survey focuses on a few key questions and the does not contain full information.

Link to MPRB Draft Park Concepts and Materials:

MPRB virtual meetings in June and July

Thursday, June 11:  No meeting on this date as previously planned.

Thursday, June 18: Dakota Insights around the Upper harbor Terminal and Upper River 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn how the park at the Upper Harbor Terminal and other park areas in Minneapolis can restrengthen the kinship between people and land.   

At the June 18 meeting (rescheduled from May 28) Dakota community members will share their insights on the evolving park at the Upper Harbor Terminal. The community members are helping the team weave language, history, and culture into the park and providing important perspective on the relationships between people, the land, and water. Given the social distancing requirements, the Dakota community members will share a brief film and some of their experiences and ideas. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and talk during the meeting.

All meetings are currently virtual via online meeting platform Zoom in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Please read the instructions and follow the link posted below to participate. Watch for future updates in the case that meetings are rescheduled. The public is invited to participate in all CAC meetings. MPRB 17-member Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is working with the MPRB on the next phase of Upper Harbor park planning, including coordinating with the City and developer on infrastructure and private developments that will interact with the future park areas on site.

For questions, contact Kate Lamers, klamers@minneapolisparks.org, 612-499-0260

How to Participate Using a Computer, Tablet or Smartphone

Use the link below to join the meeting starting at 6 p.m. on June 18:

Password (if prompted):  UHT

 Join June 18 Upper Harbor Terminal CAC Meeting

Join early at 5:30 p.m. and staff will help you work out any technical issues before the meeting starts. The online service Zoom will be used to conduct the meeting. Below are links to a few resources to help prepare to use Zoom:

Note: You may need to download the Zoom app, otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click the join link above – Download Zoom

Calling In

Dial +1 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID number 996 3377 1008 when prompted.

If you are having technical difficulties please call or text Francisca Pass at 612-499-9074 or Crystal Passi at 612-771-7725 during the meeting.  MPRB will provide additional tech support options before the meeting.  Watch for future notices with more detail about June meetings.

June 25 Community Advisory Committee meeting via ZOOM

Thursday, June 25 6 p.m to 8 p.m.  Location: Zoom, look for a link to the meeting in future communications

(Tentative) July 9 Community Advisory Committee meeting via ZOOM

Thursday, July 9 6 p.m to 8 p.m.  Location: Zoom, look for a link to the meeting in future communications

Learn more about the Community Advisory Committee meetings