Category Archives: Park

October 11, 2018 eNews

October 16, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Guest: Stacy Sorenson, NCR (board survey)
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – minutes approved via email
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Park Update
    • Halloween Party (Oct 26, 6-8:30)
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park
      • Happy Hour – at Red Wagon 11/13
      • Charity Drive/Tree Lighting 11/23
    • Micro-grant program
  • Coordinator Update
    • Search Update
  • New Business

Adjourn by 7:15

7:15 – City Council Member Palmisano and Kenny neighborhood will join us to discuss the updated 2040 comprehensive plan recently released to the public. (


Upcoming meetings/events

Oct 26 – Halloween at the Park (6-8:30)
Oct 29 – SW Community Workshop / Park Planning (6:30-8, Pershing)
Nov 6 – Election Day
Nov 13 – Happy Hour at Red Wagon (7-9)
Nov 20 – Monthly Meeting (6:30-8)
Nov 23 – Charity Drive/Tree Lighting (7)

Southwest Community Workshop – Help Plan Our Area Parks

Neighborhoods: Armatage, Fulton, Lynnhurst
Date: Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: Pershing Recreation Center
Address: 3532 W 48th St.

As plans and ideas are coming together, your chance to help shape the future of our area parks is almost over! Come by Pershing Park to share your thoughts, give input on ideas, and help contribute to the future of your southwest community!

July 9, 2018 eNews


Armatage Neighborhood Happy Hour

Tuesday, July 10 • 7:00-9:00pm • Red Wagon

Join us for free pizza, fun conversation and a chance to connect with neighbors! Cash bar.

July 17, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – June minutes
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
    • 990
  • Park Update
    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park (no update)
      • Happy Hour – July 10 (7-9) at Red Wagon
      • Welcome bags
    • Green Team
      • Rain Garden installation delay (July 30-Aug 1)
    • Summer Festival
      • ANA, tickets & volunteer check-in
    • Safety
      • Rebate programs
    • Micro-grant program
  • New Business
  • Adjourn


Upcoming meetings/events

Aug 2 – Rain Garden plant pick up (and homeowner installations)

Aug 7 – National Night Out

Aug 12 – Summer Festival (4:00-7:00)

Sept 4 – Happy Hour at Red Wagon (7-9)

Sept  18 – ANA Monthly Meeting (6:30)

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7

Learn more about NNO and register your block today!

Minnesota Twins and DNR offer free hats

Anyone with a 2018 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo cap thanks to a special ticket offer online at

As part of the Minnesota DNR Days partnership with the Twins, license holders can purchase a reserved game ticket online and receive a special Twins cap at these games:

  • Sunday, July 15, Tampa Bay Rays, 1:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 25, Oakland Athletics, 6:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 8, Kansas City Royals, 6:10 p.m.

Ticket prices vary by game and seat locations are either in the Field Box or Home Run Porch sections. All ticket holders under this partnership will pick up their cap at the game. Instructions for purchasing tickets are at

Buy fishing and hunting licenses at any DNR license agent, online with a mobile or desktop device at, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.

DNR-Twins cap

Minneapolis for Everyone

A new group has organized against the City of Minneapolis 2040 proposed comprehensive plan. Learn more about their organization and their concerns.

June 14, 2018 eNews

June 19, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Officer elections (President, Vice President, Secretary)
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – April & May minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed/summary below
    • 990
  • Park Update
    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park (June 2018 and should be completed in early August 2018) Delayed – now to start end of August
      • Happy Hour – July 10 (7-9) at Red Wagon
        • Discuss gratuity
      • Neighborhood Garage Sale (June 2)
      • Welcome bags
        • Frisbees
        • Magnets
    • Green Team
      • Meeting update
      • Rain Garden installation delay (July 30-Aug 1)
    • Summer Festival
      • Tasks by board member – updates
      • Items that are done or in process
        • Showmobile (booked)
        • Food vendors: Red Wagon, LaLa Homemade Ice Cream
        • Band/entertainment: Melvilles, yoga, KidZone
        • Sponsorship – forms online, outreach underway
        • TapMpls (booked)
        • Car Show – Marc is on top of it 🙂 (online reg available)
        • Final Four Fam Jam
    • Safety
      • Rebate programs
      • Micro-grant program
  • 2040
  • Coordinator Update
    • NCEC elector/elections
    • Neighborhood forestry April give-away at Kenny
    • Business (residential address) grant discussion
  • New Business
  • Adjourn
Upcoming events:

June 30 – Senator Dibble and Representative Hornstein Town Hall (10-noon) Westminster Presbyterian Church
July 9 – Movie in the Park: Mighty Ducks (at dusk)
July 10 – Happy Hour 7-9pm at Red Wagon
July 17 – ANA Monthly Meeting 6:30pm at Rec Center
Aug 7 – National Night Out
Aug 12 – Summer Festival (4:00-7:00)

Movies & Music in the Park

Check out the full schedule online! Our movie will be on Monday, July 9, and will feature Mighty Ducks. Wear your favorite hockey sweater!

Treats will be available for sale.

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7

Town Hall Meeting with Senator Dibble and Representative Hornstein

When: 10am-12pm, Saturday, June 30th
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Parking: Free, underground parking is available at the Westminster Parking Garage, the entrance to the garage is on Alice Rainville Place which is between WPC and the Millenium Hotel

Transit: The bus stop at the intersection of Nicollet and Alice Rainville Place is convenient for those taking MetroTransit to the town hall, routes 10,11,17,18,25, and 59 stop here. For more information visit:

Biking: Westminster Presbyterian Church is one block off of the Nicollet bikeway (when you get to Nicollet and 12th). Bike racks are located all around the exterior of the building. A NiceRide bike station is located only two blocks away at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Next Southwest Service Area Master Plan meeting is June 18

Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Armatage Recreation Center
Address: 2500 W 57th St.
Topics: Group visioning, establishment of work groups, engagement strategy

Thank you to all of the community members working together to create the Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called SW Parks Plan for short. The next SW Parks Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled Monday, June 18, 2018, 6-8 pm at Armatage Recreation Center, 2500 W 57th St.

This meeting will focus on group visioning, establishing work groups and engagement strategy. All CAC meetings are open to the public, with a free light dinner and quiet children’s activities.

SW Parks Plan Meeting #1 Notes

What is the Southwest Service Area Master Plan?

It’s a unique opportunity to set the vision for Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks for the coming decades. The project will examine all outdoor park facilities at each site and create park plans that will guide decisions on capital improvements—including NPP20 funding allocations.

The SW Parks Plan includes 43 total park properties:

  • 23 Neighborhood Parks
  • 13 Park Triangles
  • 3 Parkways
  • 2 Tot Lots
  • 1 Former Trolley Path
  • 1 Standalone Wading Pool

SW Parks Plan Project Map

This project does not include any recreation centers, specialty areas or areas classified as regional parkland: Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) Park, Beard’s Plaisance, Brownie Park, Cedar Lake Park, Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Kenilworth Regional Trail, Lake Harriet Park, Lake of the Isles Park, Lyndale Park, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail, Morrison Park (home of Minneapolis Institute of Art), Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Soo Line Community Garden and William Berry Park.

All CAC meetings are open to the public and have time set aside for public comment. Please call 612-230-6472 or email at least two business days in advance of a meeting if you require reasonable modification or language translation.

May 21, 2018 eNews

May Annual Meeting

Welcome to our new board members Tyler Mulcahey and Adriana Dobrzycka!

Upcoming meetings/events

Palmisano Presents: A Conversation on the Draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (time correction)
Southwest High School Auditorium

The draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan hasrecently been released ( and Ward 13 residents have many questions about the impact of the proposed plan. Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano will host a public conversation on May 23 with a short presentation and plenty of time for Q & A. Joining her in this important discussion will be City of Minneapolis Long Range Planning Director Heather Worthington.

2040 in Armatage

To see how Armatage may be affected by the changes proposed in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and how you can comment on the plan, click here.


Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC)

Representatives of Minneapolis neighborhood and cultural communities sit on the NCEC and advise the Mayor and City Council on a wide range of community engagement issues. Armatage is in District 2, and our area is in need of someone to represent our district! Learn more about the NCEC and get an application online.

Kenny/Armatage Neighborhood Garage Sales

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
NEW: Register online and/or pay via PayPal (payment to

Our neighborhood garage sale is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck! Clear out your clutter and make a little cash! Again this year, we will partner with our friends in the Kenny neighborhood to amp up the traffic to this event.

Your $10.00 registration fee includes:

  • A general garage sale ad in the StarTribune newspaper, website, social media and Craigslist.
  • Your sale location will be marked on the map of sales and a packet of maps delivered to your home the day before the sale. This map will also be available through Google Maps.

A check for $10.00 payable to the Armatage Neighborhood Association (or pay via PayPal) to: Armatage Neighborhood Association, 2500 W 57th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 (or drop off at the park desk)

Forms can also be emailed to Questions regarding registration can be directed to the ANA office by calling 612-668-3206 or

Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 29!


SW Parks Planning

In addition to attending Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings, there will be many other ways to get involved in the project:

  • Sign up to receive email updates by visiting If you are already a subscriber, add “Southwest Service Area Master Plan” to your subscription preferences. Email updates are the best way to stay informed about meeting and event dates.
  • Attend other public project meetings. Though they have not yet been scheduled, MPRB expects numerous community meetings throughout 2018 and 2019.
  • The project team will share project information and listen to ideas be at dozens of community ice cream socials, festivals and park events this summer. Stop by and see us!
  • Email Project Manager Colleen O’Dell at if you’re interested in inviting someone from the project team to present at a meeting or event or engage your organization, group or community in the planning process.
  • Share your thoughts now via the SWSAMP online survey.

SWSAMP Project Page

CAC Meeting #1

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
Address: 4055 Nicollet Ave S

March 15, 2018 eNews

March 20, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • President’s Report
    • Approval 2017 Annual Report
    • 2020 Roadmap (see below)
    • May annual meeting (Topic/Structure)
  • Secretary Report – February minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Park Update
    • Egg Hunt (3/24) – registration required; volunteers needed to hand out prizes (see below)
    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
    • Sports and summer program registrations open
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      Washburn Park Update – final public input opportunity held 3/14
      Happy Hour (held March 6) – discuss future plans
      Neighborhood Garage Sale (June 2) online registration & payment available
    • Green Team
      Meeting update
    • Safety (Gary)
      Safety proposal
      Lola’s / security cameras
    • Summer Festival – list sent to board to start task assignments
      Showmobile booked
      Food vendors: Red Wagon, LaLa Homemade Ice Cream
      Band: Chime
      Carnival games (to continue or not)
    • Micro-grant program
  • Coordinator Update
    SW Area Parks Community Advisory Committees (CACs)
    Neighborhood Forests
  • New Business
    iMatter Minneapolis (email forwarded to board)

Upcoming meetings/events

Egg Hunt 3/24 – Park – 10:00-11:30am – Registration Required
ANA meeting 4/17 – Rec Center – 6:30pm

Metro Blooms – Workshop at Armatage

Installing Turf Alternatives
$15 per household

Location: Armatage Recreation Center
2500 West 57th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Installing Turf Alternatives – Your Guide to a Low Maintenance Lawn, covers the advantages of using perennial ground covers to minimize the need for irrigation and chemical inputs while maximizing ecological benefits. It also demonstrates handy how-tos for replacing traditional turf by installing and maintaining two popular types of turf alternatives: Low Maintenance Lawns and Bee Lawns, which support pollinators and clean water.

Participants learn:

—The what, how & why of converting traditional lawn into low-input turf alternatives that support pollinators and clean water. :

—Presentation followed by questions and a facilitated discussion on common barriers.

Armatage/Kenny Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24th from 10:00-11:30am

All kids must be pre-registered to participate! $5 per child. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11am.

Volunteers are needed to distribute/hide eggs and pass out prizes/candy after the egg hunt concludes.

Save the Date

Armatage & Kenny Neighborhood-wide Garage Sales

Saturday, June 2 • 8:00-4:00pm
Online registration and payment available.

Armatage Movie in the Park

Monday, July 9 • Dusk • Mighty Ducks
Armatage Summer Festival
Sunday, August 12 • 4:00-7:00pm

Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap

Document open for public comment through April 30

Neighborhoods 2020 is a planning process for the funding and implementation of neighborhood-centric programming. You have the chance to submit your opinions and help shape the decisions about neighborhood funding, programs and oversight. The 2020 Roadmap presents three proposals to consider, and hopes further ideas may bring forth a solution that best supports the grassroots organizational success our City has experienced, while expanding opportunities for a changing society.

March 5, 2018 eNews

Neighborhood Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 5 • 7:00-9:00pm
Red Wagon Pizza

Meet neighbors. Ask questions. Enjoy FREE Pizza!
Cash Bar

February Meeting Highlights

Guest: Colita’s (new restaurant going in at 54/Penn in Jensen’s)

Palmisano Presents: A Conversation on Pedestrian Safety
Although details of the accident can’t shared due to the current investigation, we were able to talk about the City’s plans under Vision Zero, to eliminate pedestrian and bicyclist injuries through a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach. This plan is just starting to develop, but may include such things as driver education, lighting studies, etc.

Armatage/Kenny Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24th from 10:00-11:30am

All kids must be pre-registered to participate!  $5 per child. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11am.

Volunteers are needed to distribute/hide eggs and pass out prizes/candy after the egg hunt concludes.

Washburn Park Input Open House

Wednesday, March 14
Armatage Rec Center

Drop in anytime. Kids welcome. This will be the final opportunity to provide input or suggestions before final plans are sent for approval!

See the plans at our website.

Southwest Service Area Master Plan

All Minneapolis neighborhood parks south of I-394 and west of I-35W, including small triangle park properties. Does not include regional parks such as Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park (including Brownie, Cedar, Isles, Bde Maka Ska, and Harriet) nor regional trails (Kenilworth, Cedar Lake, and Minnehaha) because regional parks and trails are required by the Metropolitan Council to have separate master plans.

Community Advisory Committee applications due soon!

These master plan projects will set visions and priorities for future park and trail improvements. The planning for each of these projects will be guided by separate Community Advisory Committees (CACs), which are appointed by various neighborhood organizations and elected officials.

Applications for the Southwest Service Area Master Plan CACs are due March 21.

CAC Application

February 17, 2018 eNews

February 20, 2018 Agenda Updates

6:30 – Welcome

Guest: Diamond BBQ (new restaurant going in at 54/Penn in Jensen’s)

Abbreviated business meeting

7:00 – 8:30 Palmisano Presents: A Conversation on Pedestrian Safety
Join us for a conversation with City of Minneapolis staff to discuss pedestrian safety issues and learn more about the Vision Zero initiative across our city.

Individuals from Traffic and Parking Services and the MPD 5th Precinct will be present to help answer questions, discuss policies, and listen to your concerns regarding the recent 54th and Penn tragedy.


Upcoming meetings/events

  • Happy Hour 3/6 at Red Wagon (7-9p)
  • ANA meeting 3/20
  • Egg Hunt 3/24

What’s Happening at the Park?

  • Weather permitting, ice rinks and warming houses will remain open through February 25
  • Spring/Summer Sports Registration opens Wednesday, February 28th at noon (flyers attached)
  • Summer Program registration opens Wednesday, February 28th at noon
  • Armatage/Kenny Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 24th from 10:00-11:30am – all kids must be pre-registered to participate!  $5 per child. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11am. Volunteers are needed to distribute/hide eggs and pass out prizes/candy after the egg hunt concludes.

Washburn Park Input Open House

Wednesday, March 14
Armatage Rec Center

Drop in anytime. Kids welcome. This will be the final opportunity to provide input or suggestions before final plans are sent for approval!

See the plans at our website.

January 18, 2018 eNews

Fire on Ice
Neighborhood Ice Skating Party

Friday • 6:00-8:30pm

Come on down for some skating fun with a DJ, cocoa, popcorn and bonfire!

January Meeting Highlights

  • Road resurfacing project (58th-62nd; Xerxes-Penn)

    Pre-public hearing to be held at Armatage Rec Center (details TBD, but anticipated in April). Public hearing at City Hall on May 1. Project work may begin by the end of May. Will will have several people on hand at the April meeting to answer any questions.

    This will be a mill and overlay project, and utility upgrades will take place prior to final paving. 60th is not included because it is a Truck Route, and is on a different maintenance and funding schedule. Project map and FAQ PDF available here.

  • Green Team will meet Monday, January 22 at 7:30pm at Armatage Rec Center. We will be planning our 2018 priorities. All are welcome!
  • The ANA is looking into developing a micro-grant program to support various initiatives and ideas (somewhat inspired by Fulton Neighborhood).

Mobile Menders at Armatage

Saturday, February  10
1:00-4:00 PM
Armatage Rec center

This is a FREE event

•    Do you have a pair of pants that need hemming?

•    Is a button missing from a pair of pants, shirt or jacket?

•    Is there a rip in your favorite shirt?

Mobile Menders is a group of volunteer sewers and menders that do basic clothing repair. If you have something that needs meding, bring the clean item(s)  to the rec center on February 10.

If you have a homebound neighbor, see if they’d like assistance get themselves or their clothes to this event.

Questions: contact

Sewing mends the soul

The 17th Annual Kite Festival

Saturday, January 27
Noon to 4 pm
Lake Harriet by the bandshell
This a is free, fun, family​ festival

  • horse-drawn wagon rides
  • snowshoeing
  • guided nature tours through Roberts Bird Sanctuary
  • ice fishing for kids
  • a marshmallow roast with s’mores​
  • music
  • Wild Rumpus Reading
  • ​Fat Tire Bikes demo
  • AND The Art Shanty Project

​​Minnesota Kite Society experts will be on hand to demonstrate maneuvering spectacular kites throughout the day, offer their expertise to kite flying enthusiasts and to those who are new to the pastime.

Bring your own kite or purchase one at the event. Food Trucks will be available to purchase food and hot drinks.

TIPS Outdoors will teach kids ice fishing skills and safety tips. Equipment and permits for children will be provided.​

Shuttles and Parking​
Free lot parking is available on site, please keep in mind  the lot fills quickly, however free, on-street parking is available throughout the neighborhood and shuttles​ will be available leaving from Linden Hills Park (3100 W 43rd St. Minneapolis)​ to Lake Harriet​ from 11:45 am to 4 pm. West Lake Harriet Parkway delays are expected. Allow ample time to find a spot and walk to the venue.

Text to 911

New service provides significant public safety benefits

Did you know you can now send texts to 911? The service has been available statewide since early December of 2017, and is a great option when you are unable to call 911, such as a domestic incident, a break-in, or a medical event. It is also beneficial for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Dispatchers still prefer that you call 911 if you can, since the immediate two-way communication allows for faster information gather during an emergency.

December 12, 2017 eNews

December Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, December 19
6:30pm • Armatage Community Center

  • Welcome
  • City Council Update
  • Park Update, Nikki Friederich
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – November minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park (Dec 2)
      • Happy Hour (Jan 9)
    • Green Team
      • Rain gardens: final consultations by mid-Dec; property plans by early Jan; install date decided Feb
  • Coordinator Update
    • Tree lighting recap
  • Coordinator Contract
  • New Business
    • Neighborhood Forests
  • Adjourn

Upcoming meetings/events

  • Armatage Happy Hour 1/9
  • Next regular ANA meeting 1/16
  • Fire on Ice 1/19
  • Minneapolis Connections Conference
  • Saturday, February 10th
  • Minneapolis Convention Center

Snow Removal

Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners of houses and duplexes to clear sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall, and all other property owners must clear their sidewalks within four daytime hours.

The City has stepped up enforcement activities to ensure compliance with the sidewalk snow and ice ordinance, and it increased the number of staff involved with winter sidewalk inspections. Call 311 to report unshoveled sidewalks and learn more about resources available to people who may need help clearing their sidewalks.


Do you enjoy working with older adults and want some part time work?

We are hiring snow removal workers in Hennepin County!

Shovel within 24 hours of end of 2+ inch snowfalls. Commit for the entire season, until the final snow/ice storm of spring. Provide your own equipment & transportation. Paid $16 per hour; hours depend upon snowfall. Can work with multiple senior citizen clients. Age 16+. For details contact Bethany Sapp at or call 952-767-7886. Located in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County.

A low-salt diet for our lakes and streams

A little salt can go a long way for managing snow and ice. But too much salt – which may be less than you think – is causing irreversible damage to our lakes and streams.

The danger of ice and snow on roads and sidewalks is a fact of life in Minnesota, and salt and sand can help reduce ice and add traction. When that snow inevitably melts, however, most of that salt and sand wash directly into nearby waters. 

Currently, salt use is not regulated, but it poses a real threat to clean water. The chloride contained in one teaspoon of road salt can permanently pollute five gallons of water. Chloride upsets aquatic environments, can kill birds and some plants, and can impact groundwater used for drinking.

Many people use more salt than they need.  But using more salt does not melt more ice, or melt it faster. In reality, salt only works when the temperature is above 15 degrees. Extra salt crystals will just eventually become a pollutant. It’s best to use no more than one pound of salt per 250 square feet (for scale, a typical parking space is about 150 square feet). One pound of salt fills up a 12-ounce coffee mug.

Want to protect your local lake or stream from chloride pollution? Here are some easy ways you can help:

  • Shovel regularly (a great form of winter exercise) to minimize ice buildup.
  • Break up ice with an ice scraper before deciding if sand or salt is necessary for traction – you may find that it’s not.
  • Salt won’t work if the temperature is below 15 degrees. Use calcium chloride or magnesium chloride instead, or use a small amount of sand for traction.
  • Sweep up any salt that’s visible on dry pavement and use it elsewhere or throw it away. 

By being proactive with your snow management, and using salt and sand wisely, you can save money, time, and the environment without sacrificing safety. Learn more at

Yes, there is still time to register for Winter Youth Sports Leauges

November 14, 2017 eNews

November Meeting Agenda

Nov 21, 2017 • 6:30pm • Armatage Park

  • Welcome
  • Guest: Late Night Take Out/Diamond BBQ
  • City Council Update
  • Park Update, Nikki Friederich
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report
    October minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report
    • Accountant
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
  • Coordinator Update
    • Communication policy
    • Bylaws (link to begin review sent to board)
    • Tree lighting 11/24 at 7pm
    • Business facade grants: Penn Dental
  • New Business
    • Trees for school kids
  • Adjourn

Tree Lighting and Charity Drive

Friday, November 24 • 7:00pm • Armatage Park

Diapers and formula will be collected at the park in November and at the event for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.

Enjoy a photo op with a vintage sleigh! 

(Sleigh may be different than one shown)

Minneapolis 2040

Monday, Dec. 11

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Park multi-purpose room

4055 Nicollet Ave.

Co-hosted by Tangletown, Kingfield, Armatage and Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association

Over the past year, City planners have been doing a lot of listening about the future of Minneapolis. One theme we’ve heard is that everyone must benefit from a growing city. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all. We have some ideas on how to achieve that, and would like to hear your thoughts. 

We want to hear from you!

Engage in Person at Community Meetings in December 

Please attend the interactive engagement event. This event will feature the family-friendly activities created by artists and City-staff, as well as free food from local businesses. 

Washburn Totlot – Park Improvements

You’re invited to TWO community open houses to learn about the Washburn Avenue Totlot’s new playground and provide feedback on its design. The first is On Wednesday, November 22 from 6 to 8 pm; the second Saturday December 2, from 10 am to noon. Both serve the same purpose, so you only need to attend one.

On either day, drop in at the Armatage Recreation Center to:  

  • Review community input from the first engagement event in October
  • Share your thoughts on initial ideas for new playground equipment
  • Use a working model of playground equipment to explore various configurations and combinations

Everyone is welcome!


  • Wednesday, November 22, from 6 pm to 8 pm 
  • OR
  • Saturday December 2, from 10 am to noon 
  • Drop in anytime during either event
  • Armatage Recreation Center, at  2500 W 57th St. (5 blocks from Washburn Avenue Totlot) 

More opportunities to have your say

  • Can’t make it on November 22 or December 2? Join us at a follow-up meeting: Watch for dates and details in an upcoming announcement.
  • For details on this playground project, visit the project webpage.
  • Subscribe to the project’s email list to get announcements for community meetings and other events and to stay informed about the project.
  • Also: Share this email with friends, family and neighbors who may be interested as well!