Prioritizing Site Improvements for Armatage Park

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is looking for your feedback regarding the Armatage Park - Play Area and Site Improvements project. This survey is being circulated so that people can comment on funded improvements that are not yet decided upon at Armatage Park.  Please provide your feedback regarding priorities and timelines for design and improvements. Please visit our project information webpage and sign up for email updates at our website:  https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_care__improvements/park_projects/current_projects/armatage-park-play-area-and-site-improvements/

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Project Background

The play area equipment is designated and suggested as a priority under our funding because it must be updated to improve accessibility to persons with disabilities.  Also, some of the equipment is at the end of its life.  For some of the play equipment, parts are no longer available to repair equipment.  

Due to the pending Southwest Area Master Plan (SW Parks Plan), which is currently under a public comment period, MPRB staff can only currently make changes in the park such as replacement of play equipment, replacing tables and benches, or other maintenance related or low impact park improvements.  MPRB staff is recommending that the community prioritize play area improvements, at this time, as they may currently be designed and implemented.  MPRB staff recommends further engagement to use remaining funding in the future, unless community engagement does not support play area improvements at this time.  

Funding

$302,529 is available for Armatage Park Play Area and Site Improvements (Phase 1) from the 2019/2020 Capital Improvement Program.  Also, an allocation of $3066.30 in Park Dedication fees is available for new improvements.  Park Dedication funds may only be used for new amenities in the park and may not be used to maintain or replace existing equipment or amenities.

If you'd like more information about the SW Parks Plan please visit the SW Parks Plan website at this link:  https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_care__improvements/park_projects/current_projects/southwest_service_area_master_plan/

Armatage Playground (Existing)

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* 1. Do you agree or disagree that MPRB should move forward and prioritize play equipment replacement and play area improvements and for MPRB to wait to engage about other significant improvements (until we have an improved master plan for the park to look at implementing other improvements)?

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* 2. What do you think are important features for the future 2-5 year old play equipment if it's replaced?

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* 3. What do you think are important features for the future 5-12 year old play equipment if it's replaced?

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* 4. Optional: Are there other site improvements you think are more or equally urgent at this time?  If so, please explain why it is important to you.

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* 5. Optional: Please provide any other comments you may have about site improvements at ArmatagenPark.

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* 6. Optional: Please provide any other comments you may have about community engagement for this project at Armatage Park.

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