MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is starting its search for a new superintendent.

Applications open July 12 for the city's new parks leader. Board President Brad Bourn says officials are confident they'll find the best superintendent to ``create an even more inclusive park system for everyone'' in Minneapolis.

Former superintendent Jayne Miller resigned in February to join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. She announced her plan to leave in December after criticism from protesters and incoming board members over the agency's racial equality plan, a key initiative for Miller.

The new superintendent will work with a mostly new park board because six of nine commissioners were elected in November. The agency has a staff of over 500 full-time workers and a roughly $111 million yearly budget.