The National Park Service (NPS) has selected the Midtown Community Works Partnership’s wayfinding proposal, submitted on behalf of the Partnership by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, for the Community Assistance in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Program. The Partnership will receive NPS staff support in designing community outreach, identifying funding sources, and supporting project development.
NPS has also invited a formal proposal from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on behalf of the Partnership for its Alternative Transportation Implementation Plan which works to strengthen connections to National Parks through alternative transportation routes and modes of access.
The Partnership and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's proposed project is a comprehensive wayfinding system connecting community members and visitors to the Midtown Greenway and directing them to Minneapolis parks, bikeways, the Lake Street business corridor, and, through these preliminary connections, to the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
Congress will review the National Park Service’s package of alternative transportation project proposals and allocate funding in 2018. Federal dollars will fund up to 20% of project costs.
These two NPS opportunities provide support for planning and design of a comprehensive wayfinding system and funding for implementation.