June 1, 2017 eNews

Armatage & Kenny Neighborhood-wide Garage Sales

Saturday, June 3 • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hoping Mother Nature cooperates for the 70+ area garages sales this weekend!

You can check out where sales are taking place

  • Google Map
  • PDF Map
  • Limited number of printed maps will be available at registered sales and at Armatage park

Some sales are taking place additional days. Check out sale descriptions for more details.

Hennepin County 2017 Community Needs Assessment

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) partnered with Wilder Research Foundation to complete a Hennepin County Community Needs Assessment. Please join us as Wilder shares these findings and highlights the needs of the community in greater depth.

RSVP below or at www.caphennepin.org/communityneeds

  • Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 • 2:00-4:00 PM
    Venue: Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 • 9:00-11:00 AM
    Venue: Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305
  • Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 • 9:00-11:00 AM
    Venue: Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 • 9:00-11:00 AM
    Venue: Heritage Park Senior Center, 1015 N 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405


The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input into the priorities and programs that make up the city’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The current SWMP was most recently updated and approved by the MPCA in September 2014 and can be found at the following link: Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a program created in 1990 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect water quality through the regulation of the discharge of pollutants to lakes, streams, wetlands, and other surface waters. This program regulates different types of municipal, industrial, and construction activities and is administered locally by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Providing an opportunity for public input into the development of Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) priorities and programs is one of the requirements of the current NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase I Permit issued jointly to the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) in January 2011 and most recently updated in September 2014.


You can make comments IN PERSON at a Public Hearing that is scheduled before a meeting of the City Council’s Transportation & Public Works Committee on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM.  The Public Hearing will take place in City Council Chambers in Room 317 City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis MN 55415.

Or you can make WRITTEN comments. Comments must be received by Noon on Friday June 16, 2017.  The comments will be taken into consideration for future modifications to the Program.  Any comments received will be included in the Annual Report in Appendix C.

City of Minneapolis, Department of Public Works
Surface Water & Sewer Division c/o Liz Stout
Room 300 City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Avenue S
Minneapolis MN 55401-2268

FAX: 612-673-2048

EMAIL: Elizabeth.stout@minneapolismn.gov

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA)
is excited to announce the launch
of its Equipment Library (EQL)! 

An awesome new community-share program that provides members access to a variety of items like pop-up tents, chafing dishes, tables, and chairs to name a few. In the spirit of sharing, memberships are available to Powderhorn and non-Powderhorn community members. EQL’s aim is simple; reduce costs for residents, businesses, and organizations to access common event equipment. Currently, items fall into the following categories; events, entertainment, technology, and games.

Memberships are annual and start at $15 for low-income members. A general membership is $35.00 and $70.00 for organizations.  

Celebrate girls and women playing golf with FREE clinics

Women’s Golf Day is a one day, four hour event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning skills that last a lifetime.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is the only entity in the region hosting outdoor Women’s Golf Day events, with FREE Women’s Golf Day clinics offered at golf courses throughout the city.

Women’s Golf Day clinics

Tuesday, June 6, 4-8 pm

4-6 pm – Participants have the option of:

  • 2 hours of lessons – One hour on the driving range and One hour chipping and putting
  • 2 hours of play – A 9 hole scramble or play their own ball as long as the 9 holes can be completed in two hours

6-8 pm – Socializing, networking and distribution of information regarding lessons and league play. Hear from speakers and ways to get involved in golf. Most importantly enjoy yourself, make new friends and have a great time.

Register for FREE Women’s Golf Day Clinics at each golf club, below.

Visit the official Women’s Golf Day website for more information.

Hiawatha Golf Club
Register for a FREE Women’s Golf Day clinic online
Or email gjshafranski@gmail.com

Columbia Golf Club
Register for a FREE Women’s Day clinic online
Or email gjshafranski@gmail.com

Gross National Golf Club
Register for a FREE Women’s Golf Day clinic online
Or email gjshafranski@gmail.com

Theodore Wirth Golf Club
Register for a FREE Women’s Golf Day clinic online
Or email gjshafranski@gmail.com

Fort Snelling Golf Club
Register for a FREE Women’s Golf Day clinic online
Or email gjshafranski@gmail.com

More Info:
Grant Shafranski, PGA
Director of Golf Instruction
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Minneapolis Pools 

Many wading pools (except school site wading pools like Armatage) will open Sat., May 27, and remain open through Mon., September 4. Wading pools located in parks adjacent to a Minneapolis Public School building will open Sat., June 17, and remain open through Sun., August 27, just prior to school resuming Mon., August 28.

Wading pools are open daily from 10 am to 9 pm and are free to use. Wading pools have no lifeguards on duty, so parents and children are advised to keep safety in mind while enjoying the pools.

Jim Lupient Water Park, North Commons Water Park, and Webber Natural Swimming Pool will all open Sat., June 3, through Sun., June 4. Regular summer hours for all three facilities begin Sat., June 10.

Webber Natural Swimming Pool is recognized as the first public swimming pool in North America to have a natural filtration system. It uses plants from a nearby pond, rather than chemicals, to treat the water. Admission is free, with rates available for lap swimming.

Rates for Jim Lupient and North Commons Water Parks are as follows:
Guests 42″ and taller, $5 ($3 after 5 pm Monday through Friday)
Guests shorter than 42″, $3
Guests age 2 and younger, Free
Non-swimming chaperones, $3