Superintendent’s 2021 Annual Report for Minneapolis Parks Released
From Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board:
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) 2021 Annual Report: Parks for All is available online.
Last year we opened new facilities, provided meaningful services and fun activities for all ages and abilities, and remained flexible and adaptive throughout the second year of the pandemic. Even with pandemic precautions and social distancing in place, the fundamental role parks play in the overall health and wellbeing of our community was abundantly clear.
Through collaboration, partnerships and generous community contributions, we opened the first public clay tennis courts in the city, a new expanded skatepark and two new riverside park areas – the 26th Avenue Overlook and Water Works featuring the Owamni by Sioux Chef restaurant, the first Indigenous cuisine restaurant in the park system and state. With a focus on serving our youth, we opened the first of four Spark’d Studios and debuted innovative programs, camps, skills training and jobs for young people.