Graco Park and Building Design:
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board welcomes you to the engagement page for the Graco Park design process. The first round of community engagement including the Graco Park Design Project Launch Community Survey closed July 7, 2021. Check back here later this summer for more opportunities to give input. Sign up to receive email updates on the project and invitations to future engagement opportunities on the MPRB project page.
Online: Below you will find maps and images with information about the project. Thanks to everyone that provided input on the survey. Your ideas and comments have been documented and considered as designs for the project are developed. This survey was open from June 7-July 7, 2021
In Person: Thanks to everyone that provided input in person at Graco Park on Saturday, June 12, 2021, Thursday, June 30, 2012, and at the MPLS/St. Paul Youth River Bus Tour. Check back here for more in person engagement opportunities at the end of the summer.
Virtually: Thanks to everyone that joined us for an online conversation on June 23 and at the multiple neighborhood and community meetings in June. Check back here for more opportunities later this summer.
Down the road: followed by the next round of engagement in August 2021 with another survey and additional in person engagements to share out multiple park and building design concepts for feedback. Then a preferred concept will be shared out in a third round of engagement this fall. Sign up to receive email updates on the project and invitations to future engagement opportunities on the MPRB project page.
MPRB is now beginning a new stage in developing Graco Park. After suspending parts of the project due to an ongoing settlement for a portion of the site, the project has taken a new course. With a new project comes new parameters. The new project, called Graco Park, will include design and construction for a portion of the former Parcel D site (now referred to as Lot 2) and a new park, as well as connections to Boom Island and Hall’s Island, based on the MPRB Board approved schematic design and settlement agreement.
Below you will find project documents that illustrate the history and context of the Graco Park site, details about the Graco Settlement, a letter of interest for potential building tenants, and the anticipated project schedule.
History & Context
Graco Settlement Update
Potential Tenants – Letter of Interest
For questions, contact MPRB Senior Planner Carrie Christensen at 612-230-6540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.