Regional Parks Policy Plan


The Council adopted the 2040 Regional Parks Policy Plan on February 11, 2015.  The plan reflects the Council's vision for the region over the next 30 years, as described in Thrive MSP 2040.   One key area of focus in the plan is equitable use of parks by all residents. 

Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (MPOSC)

The Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (MPOSC)  helps the Council develop the plan in coordination with 10 regional park implementing agencies.  

The Council is required by state law to comprehensively review its Regional Parks Policy Plan every four years and amend it as needed. 

2014 Study of Park Use

A 2014 study, Regional Park Use among Select Communities of Color, informed the update of the Parks Policy Plan, with the goal of more equitable use of the regional parks system.  

See the study report