Painter Recreation Center: building-wide rehabilitation project in the works

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Painter Recreation Center

Design work proceeds on major rehabilitation project for Painter 
Recreation Center 

painter rec center exterior


The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has a range of repair and rehabilitation work planned at Painter Recreation Center, with construction anticipated to begin this fall. 


The project includes: 

  • Heating/ventilation system replacement, with air conditioning to be added
  • Restroom accessibility updates 
  • Other accessibility updates and improvements, per ADA design guidelines and MPRB's ADA Action Plan
  • Lobby, reception desk, and staff office modifications
  • Other miscellaneous repairs and updates

Next steps

An open-house event at the recreation center will offer an opportunity for recreation center users and the public to learn more about the project and its construction phase. A date, time and other event details will announced shortly. 

Thank you for your patience while we work to improve Minneapolis recreation centers! 

Project funding 

Painter Recreation Center was allocated $297,675 in funding as part of MPRB's 2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for building rehabilitation and improvements. 


In addition, Painter Park has $1 million allocated in 2019 and 2020 from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20), a long-term initiative that provides $11 million annually in additional funding to maintain, repair and replace facilities. The NPP20 funding will be used to implement elements of the park master plan that is currently in development through the Southwest Service Area Master Plan

Project Contact

Dana Murdoch

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board