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

Play Ball! Kingfield Adult Softball Starts May 7!

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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/

Read it first!  Now available online at http://kingfield.org/newsletter/

Coming to homes soon via the good ol’ US Post!

Today: Playground Groundbreaking!

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The public is invited to join in the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Wednesday, May 6 at noon (4055 Nicollet Ave. So.) at the site of the current playground.

The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and African-American History. In collaboration with four local African-American artists and design consultants, the neighborhood and its stakeholders have designed a park that will inspire children, their parents, fellow neighbors and friends of the community.

Main elements of the new playground will include:

  • interpretive panels with historical information and QR code links to the African-American Registry website
  • a climbing structure replicating the Edmund Pettus Bridge
  • a climbable mountaintop
  • an educational staircase illustrating authors of African Heritage
  • a flag from the Red Hand Division WWI African-American regiment
  • themed children’s play to highlight African-American inventors, including our own Minnesotan, Frederick McKinley Jones.

You can learn more about the playground on the project webpage here.

The old playground will be completely removed and a new one installed. This special event will feature a brief program, official groundbreaking and light refreshments to follow.

Contact: Colleen O’Dell, MPRB Planning, codell@minneapolisparks.org, 612-230-6469

KINGFIELD BLOCK WALKERS MAY DATES 5/2015

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We are going to try to get the Kingfield Block Walker program up and running and need your help! We are planning on having 4 walks in May and are hoping that you can be available for at least one of them. We have tried to pick different days of the week, different times of days, and different locations, in hopes that at least one of these will fit anyone’s schedule!

Please let us know which walk you would like to sign-up for. If none of these work for you, would you be so kind as to let us know why. We are really trying to make this program work, and can use your help figuring out why it hasn’t been working so far.

So here’s what we have:
Tuesday, May 12th 6-7pm, Butter Bakery Cafe (37th and Nicollet) http://butterbakerycafe.com

Wednesday, May 13th 8:30-9:30am, Royal Grounds (4161 Grand Ave)
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalGroundsCoffee

Thursday, May 21st 1:30-2:30pm, Bruegger’s Bagels (4554 Nicollet Ave)
https://www.brueggers.com

Saturday, May 23rd 10-11am, MLK Park (4055 Nicollet Ave)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martin-Luther-King-Park/164836643598616?viewer_id=0

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN JOIN US BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO CHERYL@KINGFIELD.ORG – PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP, BECAUSE IF WE DO NOT HAVE AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE PARTICIPATING, I WILL HAVE TO CANCEL A WALK.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Cheryl@Kingfield.org

More information about the Kingfield Block Walkers can be found here.

Playground Groundbreaking Celebration

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The public is invited to join in the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Wednesday, May 6 at noon (4055 Nicollet Ave. So.) The event will be held at the site of the current playground.

The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and African-American History. In collaboration with four local African-American artists and design consultants, the neighborhood and its stakeholders have designed a park that will inspire children, their parents, fellow neighbors and friends of the community.

Main elements of the new playground will include:
• interpretive panels with historical information and QR code links to the African-American Registry website
• a climbing structure replicating the Edmund Pettus Bridge
• a climbable mountaintop
• an educational staircase illustrating authors of African Heritage
• a flag from the Red Hand Division WWI African-American regiment
• themed children’s play to highlight African-American inventors, including our own Minnesotan, Frederick McKinley Jones.

The old playground will be completely removed and a new one installed. This special event will feature a brief program, official groundbreaking and light refreshments to follow.

Questions? Contact: Colleen O’Dell, MPRB Planning, codell@minneapolisparks.org, 612-230-6469

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, visit minneapolismn.gov/organics or contact KFNA’s director at sarah@kingfield.org

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