Safe Routes to School Improvements for Lyndale School

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The City of Minneapolis was recently awarded funding to improve several pedestrian crossings near Lyndale School. City staff worked closely with the school to identify three priority intersections, which were then included in the funding application. The project staff would like community feedback on the proposal before beginning the engineering/design phase. Construction is expected to take place summer 2016.

Please attend the Lyndale Neighborhood Association General Membership Meeting on July 27th, 6:30pm at Painter Park to discuss the project with City staff. Visit the project webpage for more information: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/saferoutes/WCMS1P-142887

2015 Kingfield Running Club

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Stop by the KFNA table at the Kingfield Farmers Market this Sunday, July 19, and talk with Whitney, a KFNA Board Member, about the 2015 Kingfield running club!

“All runners all levels — come run in your beautiful neighborhood with your Kingfield neighbors every Saturday morning at 9:30am. We are starting Saturday, July 25th and will run for roughly 30 minutes. Meet us outside of Butter Cafe on 37th & Nicollet. Dogs and strollers welcome. Bring a running buddy!”

Fun at MLK Park this week!

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Jazz Mobile at MLK Park

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

Free!

http://www.twincitiesmobilejazzproject.org

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 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

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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

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

Lake Country School’s Annual Plant Sale

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Thursday May 7 & Friday May 8, 8 AM to 6 PM

3755 Pleasant Ave S

You can purchase organically grown, herbicide free annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets. Many of the plants are grown by LCS students and staff at the Lake Country Land School. Sale location is in the west parking lot off of Pleasant Avenue.

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

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