Avoid Becoming a Victim of Theft or Robbery During Summer Activities 07/23/2015

Filed Under crime, Minneapolis Park and Rec | Comments Off on Avoid Becoming a Victim of Theft or Robbery During Summer Activities 07/23/2015

When you are out playing softball, shooting hoops, enjoying the beach or otherwise enjoying the city’s parks, you don’t want to be carrying your valuables. Planning ahead before arriving at your destination will prevent you from becoming a victim and from opportunistic thieves spoiling your day.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE

One of the most common types of theft is valuables stolen from your car. This type of theft is strictly a crime of opportunity that can be prevented. Thieves generally won’t waste their time breaking into cars that don’t have valuables in plain sight. Please take the precautions listed below to help ensure your car is not targeted by thieves:

  • Keep your valuables out of sight—the best way to prevent theft from your car is to always keep valuables out of sight. Never leave purses, briefcases, gym bags, or electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, laptop computers, etc.) in your car in plain view or on the floor of the car. Placing a jacket or blanket over these items rarely fools a thief. Take these items with you, or secure them, every time.
  • Secure your GPS device or stereo faceplate — those who use a portable GPS device or have a removable stereo faceplate should take it with them, along with any other items of value, when the car is parked.
  • Use your trunk — if you must leave items in your car, put the items in the trunk or in a locked glove compartment before you arrive at your destination.
  • Lock it up — Keep your car doors and windows locked.

CELL PHONE THEFT AND ROBBERY

Cell phone theft is a problem in Minneapolis as well as the rest of the nation. Typically the thief will steal an unattended phone or grab the phone from the users hand and run. The stolen phones are then sold on the black market. A cell phone’s resale value can range from $100 – $300. Here are some hints to keep in mind:

  • Using your phone in public makes you much more vulnerable to being robbed or assaulted. Pay attention to what’s going on around you and who is near you. Do not let a stranger use your phone.
  • Keep your phone in your pocket, bag or in a phone pouch, not in your hand where someone can quickly grab it from you. Never set it down and leave it unattended.
  • If you are confronted, COOPERATE! Give the criminal what he/she asks for — wallet, keys, jewelry, credit cards and electronics. Your life is more valuable than replaceable possessions. Don’t make sudden moves or try to apprehend the criminal yourself. Concentrate on remembering a description of the suspect and call police immediately.

AT THE BEACH

Criminals know that patrons will either leave valuables such as wallets or purses inside their vehicles or wrapped up in towels. When visiting the beach, it is a good idea to only bring what is necessary in a small bag (small amount of cash, water bottle, identification, sunscreen, etc.).

ON THE FIELD, BASKETBALL COURT, OR IN THE GYM

Leaving personal belongings or backpacks unattended on the sidelines while you play can leave you vulnerable to theft. If possible, leave your valuables at home, in a park locker or have a close friend hold on to it while you play.

SECURE YOUR BICYCLES

Bicycles are a great choice for fun and transportation, but there are some basic safety precautions you should take. Any time you leave your bike unattended; make sure it is locked to a secure structure. Use a quality lock that cannot be easily broken. Most bikes are stolen while left unlocked. If you’re not riding it, LOCK IT UP!

For more information or questions about crime prevention while using our local parks, visit the Minneapolis Park Police or MPRB website at www.minneapolisparks.org

Fun at MLK Park this week!

Filed Under art, community engagement, Minneapolis Park and Rec, mlk park, youth | Comments Off on Fun at MLK Park this week!

Jazz Mobile at MLK Park

Wednesday July 15th 3:00-5:00pm

Free!

http://www.twincitiesmobilejazzproject.org

_______________________________________

 Ice Cream Social at MLK Park

Thursday July 16th 6:30-8:00pm

Bounce house, petting zoo, music, face painting, balloon twisting and Sebastian Joe’s ice cream.

FREE!

Summer Programming for Youth & Families Still Open at MLK Park + Fall Sports Registration Open Now As Well

Filed Under health and wellness, Minneapolis Park and Rec, mlk park, youth | Comments Off on Summer Programming for Youth & Families Still Open at MLK Park + Fall Sports Registration Open Now As Well

Nature Play Group

(6months-6years)

Mondays 10am July13- Aug 3rd $15.00

Activenet #52115

$15.00

 

Youth Ceramics

6-12yrs

Wednesdays 4pm July 22-Aug19th $30.00

Activenet # 51744

 

Family Ceramics

Wednesdays 6pm  July 22- Aug 19th  $30.00 (per family)

Activenet # 51740

 

Fall Sports Registration-  NOW!

Youth Volleyball

Youth Football

Southwest Minneapolis Park Planning Meetings—attend anyone that fits your schedule!

Filed Under community engagement, Minneapolis Park and Rec, mlk park | Comments Off on Southwest Minneapolis Park Planning Meetings—attend anyone that fits your schedule!

Multiple projects underway to shape award-winning park system for next 20 years – and beyond

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is undergoing what may be the most comprehensive planning effort in its 130 year history. Minneapolis residents are encouraged to get involved and help the MPRB with three distinct, yet deeply intertwined projects: Closing the Gap- Investing in our Neighborhood Parks, RecQuest, and Service Area Master Plans. Residents can get involved by attending a public meeting or subscribing to receive timely emails about the projects.

  • Public Meetings

From June through September, multiple public meetings will be held in each quadrant of the city to share information about the projects. Meetings will be scheduled 15-30 days in advance. A full schedule is at www.minneapolisparks.org/closingthegap.

o   June/July:  Southwest Minneapolis

  • 6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
  • Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St: Meeting to be rescheduled on a date TBD

Anyone requiring meeting modification in order to participate should contact Emily Wolfe at ewolfe@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6415 in advance of the meeting.

Additional Meetings just in South Minneapolis scheduled:

Residents invited to help plan the future of SOUTHWEST Minneapolis Parks

Filed Under community engagement, Minneapolis Park and Rec | Comments Off on Residents invited to help plan the future of SOUTHWEST Minneapolis Parks

Multiple projects underway to shape award-winning park system for next 20 years – and beyond

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is undergoing what may be the most comprehensive planning effort in its 130 year history. Minneapolis residents are encouraged to get involved and help the MPRB with three distinct, yet deeply intertwined projects: Closing the Gap- Investing in our Neighborhood Parks, RecQuest, and Service Area Master Plans. Residents can get involved by attending a public meeting or subscribing to receive timely emails about the projects.

  • Public Meetings

From June through September, multiple public meetings will be held in each quadrant of the city to share information about the projects. Meetings will be scheduled 15-30 days in advance. A full schedule is at www.minneapolisparks.org/closingthegap.

o   June:  North Minneapolis

o   June/July:  Southwest Minneapolis

  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, June 23, Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W 43rd St.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Thursday, June 25, Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 7, Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 13, Painter Recreation Center, 620 W 34th St.
  • 6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
  • 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
  • Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St: Meeting to be rescheduled on a date TBD

o   July/August:  South Minneapolis

o   August/September:  Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis

o   September :  Citywide

 

Anyone requiring meeting modification in order to participate should contact Emily Wolfe at ewolfe@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6415 in advance of the meeting.

 

MPLS Park & Rec Long-term Planning Community Meetings

Filed Under community engagement, green, Minneapolis Park and Rec, mlk park, youth | Comments Off on MPLS Park & Rec Long-term Planning Community Meetings

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

Play Ball! Kingfield Adult Softball Starts May 7!

Filed Under community engagement, crime, health and wellness, Minneapolis Park and Rec, mlk park | Comments Off on Play Ball! Kingfield Adult Softball Starts May 7!

Warm-up starts about 6:30 PM

MLK Park Field 3

Bring your glove and drop-in each Thursday and play! Teams are picked new each week. Join the Facebook Group for updates and weekly team photos!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfieldsoftball/

Next Page →

oem xp software buy oem mac soft replica mobile phones