Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board wants to create 4 new tech labs at parks around the city

Updated: September 09, 2019 06:30 PM

The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board is asking for a $1.3 million tax increase to expand services and add four new ideation tech labs in recreation centers throughout the city.

The new tech labs would be similar to one that already exists at Powderhorn Park.  The space has computers, as well as a sound booth and audio board where kids can produce and record their own music.  The new labs would also have 3D printers.


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It might not be what you traditionally expect from parks and rec, but Superintendent Al Bangoura says it's what kids are asking for.

"We know we need this to bring kids in and this is one way of doing it," he said. 

If approved, the tax increase would start in 2020 and would amount to about an extra $6 per homeowner on a median-valued house.

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