Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Resolution
2018-135

Resolution Ceasing Actions Related to Renaming Riverside Park to Annie Young Riverside Park

Information

Department:Planning ServicesSponsors:
Category:Policy

Item Discussion

Whereas, The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is the steward of the Minneapolis Parks;

Whereas, The Board of Commissioners has the authority to name park sites, center, shelters and other special features after an individual whom the Board has determined to have made a substantial contribution to the MPRB;

Whereas, The Board of Commissioners approved Resolution 2018-120 on February 7, 2018 suspending naming procedures and directing that a public hearing be held within 45 days to consider renaming Riverside Park to Annie Young Riverside Park;

Whereas, The Board of Commissioners, after further consideration, have determined that renaming the portion of the park known as Annie Young Meadow meets their goals of honoring Annie Young and is consistent with the original nomination from John Erwin;

Whereas, Resolution 2018-108 120 authorized the naming of a portion of Lower Riverside Park, a geographic location within Riverside Park, to Annie Young Meadow, recognizing the contributions of former Commissioner Annie Young and her dedication and contributions to the Minneapolis park system;

Whereas, The naming of the Annie Young Meadow remains unchanged from Resolution 2018-120;

Whereas, This resolution is supported by the MPRB 2007-2020 comprehensive Plan, which envisions “Dynamic parks meet diverse community needs and shape city character;”

RESOLVED, That the Board of Commissioners ceases actions related to renaming Riverside Park to Annie Young Riverside Park; and

RESOLVED, That the President of the Board and Secretary to the Board are authorized to take all necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.

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BACKGROUND

 

This item considers ceasing actions authorized by Resolution 2018-120, adopted by the Board of Commissioners on February 7, 2018, which suspended Board naming procedures and directed that a public hearing be held within 45 days to consider renaming Riverside Park to Annie Young Riverside Park, recognizing the significant contributions of former Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Commissioner Annie Young. Resolution 2018-120 also authorized renaming a portion of Lower Riverside Park, a geographic location within Riverside Park, to Annie Young Meadow.

The Board of Commissioners, after further consideration, have determined that renaming the portion of the park known as Annie Young Meadow meets their goals of honoring Annie Young and is consistent with the original nomination from John Erwin (Attachment A). Understanding the resistance to a name change, the Board believes that actions related to renaming of Riverside Park are best ceased and that the current name be retained.

Approval of this item does not affect the renaming of a portion of Lower Riverside Park to be Annie Young Meadow, as authorized by Resolution 2018-120.

RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends ceasing action related to renaming Riverside Park to Annie Young Riverside Park.

This action is supported by the following vision and goal statements in the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan:

Vision Theme 3:              Dynamic parks that shape city character and meet diverse community needs.

Goal:              Park facility renewal and development respects history and focuses on sustainability, accessibility, flexibility, and beauty.

Meeting History

Mar 7, 2018 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Jono Cowgill, Commissioner District 4
SECONDER:LaTrisha Vetaw, Commissioner At Large
AYES:Brad Bourn, AK Hassan, Meg Forney, Londel French, LaTrisha Vetaw, Chris Meyer, Kale Severson, Jono Cowgill, Steffanie Musich