Provide feedback on the concept and let us know what you like!

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) recently approved the North Service Area Master Plan, including Bassett's Creek Park. The North Service Area Master Plan was approved in 2019 and guides the development of neighborhood parks in the service area. The park has $525,000 of NPP20 funding available for improvements in 2020.  The current project requires the creation of a concept plan prior to construction. The concept plan is more detailed than the approved master plan and is what you are commenting on now.

The goal of this survey is to gain input from the community on the draft concept plan and how the park's improvements should look. Plus, what types of play features and material styles you and your family want to see. 

After we've received input on the concept we'll refine it and go before the Board of Commissioners for approval.  Once approved, final design and engineering will get started. Construction is anticipated to start in 2020.

Park improvements will be made on the Harrison Neighborhood side of the park, north of the creek (the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood side was improved last fall). 

Please also take a look at the North Service Area Master Plan project page here, or the Bassett's Creek Park section of the master plan here (scroll to page 53).

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Location Map:
Bassett's Creek Park - East of Theodore Wirth Park and North of Bryn Mawr Park

Location Map:<br>Bassett's Creek Park - East of Theodore Wirth Park and North of Bryn Mawr Park

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Approved 2019 Master Plan Layout

Approved 2019 Master Plan Layout

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Neighborhood Master Plan Elements You Prioritized in Previous Survey this Summer

Neighborhood Master Plan Elements You Prioritized in Previous Survey this Summer

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Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Areas - You'll be commenting on this plan

Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Areas - You'll be commenting on this plan

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Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Western Area - Near Penn Avenue - You'll be commenting on this plan

Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Western Area - Near Penn Avenue - You'll be commenting on this plan

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Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Eastern Area - Near Morgan and 1-1/2 Avenue - You'll be commenting on this plan

Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Eastern Area - Near Morgan and 1-1/2 Avenue - You'll be commenting on this plan

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Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Play and Picnic Area - Near Morgan Avenue - You'll be commenting on this plan

Draft Park Improvements Concept Plan Play and Picnic Area - Near Morgan Avenue - You'll be commenting on this plan

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* 1. We've heard from you that your top priorities to focus on are improved access to the creek, naturalized areas and native plantings, new loop trails, new and refreshed sidewalks, new play equipment and a refreshed play area, and a new picnic shelter.

What are your general thoughts on the Draft Concept Plan?

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* 2. What would you add to the park concept?

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* 3. How would you like the park and built structures to feel in terms of character?

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* 4. Near the picnic area and play area, would you like to see mowed lawn areas (like it is now) or more natural planting areas (native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses)? Or a little bit of both? The lacrosse field will remain mowed.

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