On January 8, the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support a soil restoration project for the neighborhood. The project will be headed up by Linden Hills resident and LHiNC Environmental Committee member Ginny Halloran and Kassie Brown from Renaissance Soil.
The project will begin in the spring, when Halloran and Brown convert a section of the trolley path into a demonstration site, showing residents how to create healthy carbon-rich soil lawns. This process called carbon sequestration helps to reverse climate change by pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere. It also helps the environment by making lawns less susceptible to drought and in need of watering, because during rainstorms, healthy soil can store more water deep in the soil. This also reduces fertilizer runoff into our lakes and rivers. Additionally, pollinators thrive on a healthy carbon rich lawn!
The purpose of the project is to train those interested in the neighborhood on how to create such a lawn. More information will be coming about this exciting sustainability project sponsored by Linden Hills Environment Committee and executed in partnership with Renaissance Soil throughout the upcoming year.
Metro Transit is planning to improve transit service with the E Line rapid bus project. E Line would follow Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, and Uptown Metro Transit is starting a Corridor Study to evaluate E Line routing options on more segments of Route 6 south of Uptown, along West Lake, Xerxes and France.
On the northern end, we are looking at routing options along 4th Street and University Avenue. Changes to the Route 6 and other connecting bus service will also be included in the study. Metro Transit would like your input to help determine where the E Line will go.
For more info, to complete a survey and receive updates, please visit:
Over the past seven months, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff held 100+ public events to collect ideas and input from Southwest community members about local parks. Using this information and working with a design team, MPRB has developed initial concepts for every Southwest Minneapolis park.
The next step is to hold public workshops to ask people to view and comment on initial park design concepts. Each workshop includes kids’ activities and refreshments.
Park Design Workshops will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway. (This workshop will also have information on the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan.)
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Jones-Harrison Residence, Centrum Rm., 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
If you are unable to attend a meeting, all concepts will be posted to the SW Parks Plan project page (minneapolisparks.org/sw) on Jan. 31, along with a link to an online survey to provide feedback.
In addition, paper copies of the park designs and comment cards will be available at the Linden Hills Recreation Center starting Jan. 31. And, MPRB staff will present the designs at the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council meeting on February 5, 2019, held from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Linden Hills Recreation Center.
The Lake Harriet Kite Festival attracts hundreds every year for a day full of outdoor fun, both on and off the ice. Organized by the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board along with Linden Hills Neighborhood Council and East Harriet Neighborhood Association, this FREE family-oriented outdoor event is great for all ages and abilities.
Bring your own kite or buy one at the festival. Check out the huge kites and highflying talents of the Minnesota Kite Society. Enjoy music, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more. Assorted food trucks will be onsite to serve hot food and beverages for purchase. And if you get cold, cozy up to a fire pit or take a break in the warming tent.
Other Kite Festival activities include:
· FREE s’mores sponsored by LHiNC
· Arts and crafts by MiA
· Fat tire bike riding by Farmstead Bike Shop
· Wintery nature hikes by MPRB naturalists
The Kite Festival is still looking for volunteers to help. Volunteer shifts are 2-hour increments. Duties include helping with ice fishing, snowshoeing, fire pits, set-up and teardown and more! If interested, contact Erica Chua at email@example.com or 612-230-6479.
Thanks to TEA2 Architects for its premier sponsorship of the event.
On October 24, Council Member Linea Palmisano held a discussion at the Linden Hills Park Building about the latest draft of the Minneapolis 2040 plan. More than 100 area residents attended the event to ask questions and voice their concerns and ideas about the plan.
Tuesday, October 2 from 7-9 p.m.
Rose Street Patisserie, 2811 W 43rd St
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) is thrilled to announce its third annual Taste of Linden Hills fundraiser to be held Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The Taste of Linden Hills is a fun, upscale event bringing together the talents of local chefs with 150-200 dedicated community members to raise money for neighborhood grants.
Tickets: $65/$125* – Includes a drink and tastes from allrestaurants
*LHiNC is offering a new VIP level ticket ($125), which includes an exclusive, pre-event food and wine pairing, hosted by Tilia owner and James Beard Finalist Steven Brown and featuring a special round of tastes from Tilia with wine pairings from Libation Project. Tilia Chef Eric Skaar and a Libation Project sommelier will also be on hand to discuss the special tasting menu.
Thanks to our generous co-hosts – Rose Street Patisserie – the fundraiser will again be held in Rose Street’s tented parking lot, patio and indoor space.
This year, Taste of Linden Hills will feature food and drinks from:
Coffee & Tea
Naviya’s Thai Brasserie
Old Southern BBQ
Rose Street Patisserie
Wedge & Linden Hills Co-op
LHiNC wants to thank all the 2018 Taste Sponsors – their support not only makes this event possible, but they make it possible to raise thousands of dollars that will be invested back in our neighborhood!
Do you know a Linden Hills resident or business owner who enhances the quality of our neighborhood through volunteer efforts or a strong sense of giving back to the community? Each year, LHiNC honors a handful of people who are true neighborhood treasures. If you know someone who fits that description, please nominate them for this community award by filling out this online application.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 1st.
Treasure Awards will be presented on October 9, 2018, during Fall Fest/LHiNC Election night. Please nominate your special neighbor now!
Wed, Aug 1 at 7:00 p.m. Linden Hills Park Building
Do you enjoy hanging out in Waveland Triangle, The Dell, Linden Hills Boulevard and Linden Hills Park? What fun projects would you like to see in these parks? What amenities would help make these parks more exciting and more accessible?
On Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Linden Hills Recreation Center – just before Movies in the Park – indulge in free ice cream and help brainstorm park improvement ideas.
Also, please share your thoughts in this survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/swcommunityinput
MPRB has heard ideas ranging from new tennis courts to installing a skate park to setting aside public space for gardening. What do you think would make our Linden Hills neighborhood parks more enjoyable?
Currently there is a Community Advisory Committee creating a Southwest Service Area Master Plan; it will designate how park funds should be used for the next twenty years. Now is the time to voice your opinion! Thanks in advance for helping to improve our parks.