Playground Construction About To Begin 5/21/2015

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MLK Park Playground ConstructionMLK Park playground is closing to begin construction for a brand new playground to be dedicated in August.

Although the plans for the new playground are very exciting, we know many of you will not be able to use the equipment this summer.  The Park Board has recommended a few playgrounds for you to explore that are nearby:

 

Painter Park, 620 W. 34th Street

Lyndale Farmstead Park, 3900 Bryant Ave S

Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave S

MPLS Park & Rec Long-term Planning Community Meetings

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You are invited to a special meeting about several Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) projects that focus on long-term park planning. These city-wide initiatives include Closing the Gap: Investing in Our Neighborhood Parks, RecQuest and Service Area Master Plans.

Thu., May 28      11 am – noon     MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis

Or

Mon., June 1      6-7 pm                  MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis

Each meeting will give a brief overview of each initiative and provide you with information about how  community engagement for each project will be combined as often as possible. Read more

2015 Kingfield Rummage Sale Map Now Available 5/14/2015

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Rummage Sale (800x246)We have 47 locations this year, the highest number of sellers since 2005!!!  Click 2015 Kingfield Garage Sale Map for a paper version of the map, or go to this website for an interactive version: http://bit.ly/1e00DVx

See everyone Saturday, May 16th, from 9am-2pm!

KFNA Board Meeting: Join the Conversations Regarding the 2016 Election & Crime Stat Perceptions vs. Reality

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Wednesday, May 13, 7-9 PM, MLK Park, 41st & Nicollet

Community Conversations at 7 PM! Come meet Tim Schwarz the Election Specialist with the City to discuss Precinct numbers, issues, and potential changes for the 2016 election. PLUS hear from KFNA’s Project Organizer Cheryl DeGroff talking about current crime rates and changes over the last few years. Discussion will include how KFNA can support neighbors best related to crime in the community including the role social media plays in informing people of crime trends, but possibly also heightening fear and creating a perception that crime rates are on the rise.

Conversations will be followed by the regular KFNA Board meeting. The community is invited to stay if they are interested. If you have questions contact Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson at sarah@kingfield.org.

Kingfield Block Lead Celebration 5/20/2015

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You're InvitedCalling all Kingfield Block Leads!

This month at the Kingfield Crime Prevention and Safety meeting, we are celebrating all the hard work done by our neighborhood Block Leads! Come out to MLK Park on Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm and meet other block leads, share ideas about successful activities, and receive updates from MPD.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 18th, to Cheryl@Kingfield.org

2015 Neighborhood Rummage Sale Deadline is Tuesday, May 12 5/12/2015

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Rummage Sale (800x246)It’s Not Too Late!

The deadline for next weekend’s 2015 Kingfield Neighborhood-wide rummage sale is TUESDAY, MAY 12th by 9PM!!!  Let KFNA do the advertising – click here for the registration form: Garage Sale Registration Form 2015

The weather looks perfect for another great weekend!  Need some hints on how to have a successful garage sale?  Check out this article in eHow: http://www.ehow.com/how_2243759_have-successful-garage-sale.html

Start saving your Organic Waste Now…Residential Organics Drop-Off is Coming to MLK Park on May 12th!

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Organizing Workshop Tuesday May 12, 6-7:30 PM

MLK Park Multipurpose room, 4055 Nicollet

(Bring your organic waste with you and leave it on site!)

RSVP your intent to attend to sarah@kingfield.org!

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, is proud to announce the opening of a residential organics drop-off at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. On May 12th, from 6 – 7:30 PM, an educational meeting/workshop will be held at the park for residents to learn more about the drop-off and the citywide organics recycling program. Bring your questions for the city’s recycling coordinator who will be present, and bring your organics, as the new drop-off carts will be on site for the meeting!

Residential organics include all food waste (including food you shouldn’t compost in a backyard bin), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds and filters, cotton swabs, dryer lint, and popsicle sticks. Yard waste and pet waste are not accepted. Residents must drop off their organic materials in a compostable bag (made of paper or certified compostable plastic). Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax-coated boxes do not need to be bagged.

The drop-off will be open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost. For the first several weeks, the drop-off will have designated hours (Tuesdays evenings and Saturday mornings) when volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents using the drop-off.

For more information on the MLK Park drop-off or other residential organics drop-offs and the citywide organics recycling program roll-out

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