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A Master Plan for Miriam Park.

Maleitzke, Adam.

For over 120 years, Merriam Park has been an urban oasis for the surrounding neighborhood. However, as time passed, the park fell victim to a number of disturbances. In the 1960s, grand ponds and a stone bridge were demolished to make way for Interstate 94, and more recently, a cell tower was installed at the northern edge of the park. As a result of these disturbances, the Union Park Parks & Recreation Committee formed in order to make recommendations about planning for the future of Merriam Park. Over the past couple of years, a new stairway and picnic table were installed, but without guidance from a long-range master plan. In order to provide for more coordinated planning, the Committee decided to begin the master planning process in June of 2008. This plan is the result of four months of discussions with various stakeholders. In-depth responses came via a survey of residents. The project team held a 3-hour public tour and workshop to evaluate options for the park on August 21st. Th e project team has also met with several representatives from the city, social service providers, restoration groups, individual residents and neighborhood advocates to produce a plan that is amenable to all parties. The Merriam Park Master Plan proposes the following five design principles: restoration, confluence, mobility, sustainability, and visibility.

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Conducted on behalf of Union Park District Council. Supported by Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
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