InnerCity Tennis (ICT) has partnered with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Department since the 1970s to bring affordable, quality tennis lessons to the children and youth of Minneapolis. This year, the ICT Summer Parks Program will operate at 23 different park sites in North & South Minneapolis, including Dr. Martin Luther King Park. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for children and youth ages 4-17 to learn basic tennis fundamentals and strategy. For more information, visit their website:
Online Registration - www.innercitytennis.org
Play at MLK Park baseball field #1, along 42nd Street between I-35W and Nicollet Avenue
Register kids at any session in the center field fence of field #1.
Sessions run Saturdays, 10 to 11:15 (sometimes shorter for the 4-year-olds)
June 8th through August 3rd, 2013.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is also pleased to release a Call for Artists for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park Playground. The selected Project Artist(s) will be part of the project’s Design Team. The Design Team will work collaboratively with the community and stakeholders to develop a schematic design for a playground and related site improvements. While the MPRB is responsible for leading the community engagement process, the Project Artist(s) will be responsible for giving visual voice to the community’s stories of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and/or African American History to inform the playground and site design. Through this context, additional stories of community diversity may emerge and be woven into the schematic design.
Proposals are due July 3, 2013 at 12 pm.
For more information about the Call for Artists, please visit the following web page: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1188
An online survey for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Playground improvements is now available. Please visit the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board project page to take the survey. Early next week, the survey will also be available online in Spanish. Notice of the first meeting for the playground will be announced soon. For more information about the playground project, please visit the following web page: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1359#Engagement
Also Nicollet Ace Hardware Accepting and Matching Playground Donations
Nicollet Ace Hardware has graciously offered to collect donation for the playground the entire month of June! Volunteers will be on hand Saturday June 8, from 11 AM- 3 PM to answer questions about the playground and distribute paper surveys. Donations will be accepted at this volunteer table as well as directly at the cash register for those that want to round up their purchase for the playground.
Starting in 2013, Nicollet Ace Hardware decided to select a local charity and collect donations at the register to support their work. Cashiers ask if customers would like to donate $1, $3, or $5 and communicate what charity is, how much has been raised to date, and the fact that ACE matches every dollar! In April, Nicollet Ace Hardware raised $698 for the Sabathani Food Shelf, in May they raised funds for the Humane Society, but then the Oklahoma tornadoes happened so the funds they end of the month went there. June donation will be for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park, a cause to which Julene Lind, owner of Nicollet Ace Hardware has already made a large direct donation towards in 2012. In July, funds will be collected, and matched!, for the Children’s Miracle Network. Be sure to say thank you to Julene and Steve next time you stop into out local Kingfield hardware store!
An online survey for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Playground improvements is now available. Please visit the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board project page to take the survey. Early next week, the survey will also be available online in Spanish. Notice of the first meeting for the playground will be following shortly.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board also released a Call for Artists for this project. If you are interested or know someone who would like to submit a proposal, please see the following Projects Open for bidding page for more information.
Jennifer B. Ringold
Director of Strategic Planning
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Children will learn sportsmanship and the fundamentals of soccer in a low-key, fun filled, supportive environment from Kingfield neighborhood volunteers while at the same time focusing on a healthy outdoors life style. Participants will be grouped by the following age groups: 4′s, 5-6, 7-8, 9+.
|Meeting Dates||From June 8, 2013 to August 3, 2013
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
|Location||Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park|