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Addressing Failing Park Infrastructure
in South Minneapolis

 
 
The park system in Minneapolis is suffering from failing infrastructure. While the current Park Board has been producing fanciful plans for new amenities, the current park infrastructure is being left in disrepair.
 
Tennis Courts
 
Tennis Court - 46th Street and 30th Ave S.-Minneapolis
Tennis Court - 46th Street and 30th Ave S.-Minneapolis Tennis Court - 46th Street and Nokomis Ave S.-Minneapolis Tennis Court - 46th Street and Nokomis Ave S.-Minneapolis
Unusable Tennis Courts - E. 46th Street
30th Ave S. and Nokomis Ave. S., Minneapolis, Mn.
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Many tennis courts are in total disrepair in South Minneapolis. Not only are they unusable, but they are dangerous. The Star-Tribune recently reported that some tennis teams have stopped practicing on Minneapolis courts near them due to being injured. With a budget of over $120 million, how can the Park Board justify leaving these tennis courts in disrepair?
 
Trails and Paths
 
Minnehaha Creek Path in Disrepair - Minneapolis Minnehaha Creek Fence in Disrepair - Minneapolis
Paths and Fences in Disrepair
Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis, Mn.
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Huge volumes of water come down Minnehaha Creek, and have been destroying paths and walkways along the creek. The Park Board has been slow to make repairs, and have no plans to reduce the volume of water coming down Minnehaha Creek.
 
Crooked Kiosk - Minneapolis
Crooked Kiosk
Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis, Mn.
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Charles wants to move the main focus of the Park Board towards fixing and maintaining the amenities that we currently have.