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Minneapolis parks leaders to homeless: You can stay in our parks

 

RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII – STar Tribune

In a resolution passed Wednesday night, the Park Board's commissioners said they were "committed to providing people currently experiencing homelessness refuge space in Minneapolis parks," a response to encampments in Powderhorn Park.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will allow homeless people to stay overnight in local parks in response to rapidly growing encampments in Powderhorn Park.

In a resolution passed Wednesday night, the Park Board's commissioners said they were "committed to providing people currently experiencing homelessness refuge space in Minneapolis parks." However, they stressed the need for other government agencies to increase funding toward the homelessness crisis and move those now living in parks into housing.

"We are not going to kick the can down the road, push people out of public spaces when they have nowhere else to go," Park Board President Jono Cowgill said Thursday.

https://www.startribune.com/mpls-park-leaders-to-homeless-you-can-stay-in-our-parks/571355602/

 

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