LHiNC and MPRB want your feedback, so please join us for a Community Meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bremer (43rd & Sheridan).
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has unveiled new design
proposals for Linden Hills Park, Waveland Triangle, Dell Park, Linden Hills Boulevard
and the Trolley Path. MPRB has developed at least two design options for most
parks and is now collecting public comment.
In order to give Linden Hills residents the opportunity to study
the plans up close, ask questions and provide direct comments on these
proposals, LHiNC is inviting all our residents to attend a community meeting:
New Park Design Community Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bremer, Downtown Linden Hills, 43rd & Sheridan
It will be a drop-in event, during which you can see all the designs, ask questions of MPRB staff and LHiNC board members and submit your comments. We will also provide snacks and drinks. Children are welcome – we’d like to hear their feedback, too!
Click on the image below to view all Linden Hills park proposals. You can also post your comments online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sw_concepts.
The new park designs are the result of the MPRB Southwest Area Master Plan. Over a period of seven months, MPRB held more than 100+ community events to gather 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.
With more snow headed our way this weekend, street parking could get confusing. Here is how it would work:
If Minneapolis declares a Snow Emergency beginning March 10 at 9 p.m., then Winter Parking Restrictions (no parking on the even side of the street) will be temporarily suspended beginning at 4 p.m. March 10 and will resume at 8 a.m. March 13.
Here is what that means for parking day-by-day:
March 10 (Day 1)
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Winter Parking Restrictions suspended. Drivers may start moving their cars on to EITHER side of non-Snow Emergency routes.
9 p.m. to 8 a.m. – Do not park on EITHER side of Snow Emergency routes until 8 a.m. or the street is fully plowed.
March 11, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 2)
Do not park on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed, or on EITHER side of parkways until 8 p.m., or the parkway is fully plowed.
March 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day 3)
Do not park on the ODD numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes until 8 p.m., or that side of the street is fully plowed.
March 13, 8 a.m.
Winter Parking Restrictions resume. During Winter Parking Restrictions parking is banned on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow-Emergency-routes until April 1, unless conditions allow the City to lift the ban earlier. Parking is allowed on Snow Emergency routes, parkways, and the ODD numbered side of non-Snow Emergency-routes, unless otherwise posted.
The proposed plans for new parks in Southwest Minneapolis have been released. Here are the concepts for the Linden Hills neighborhood – including Linden Hills Park, Waveland Triangle, Linden Hills Blvd, and Dell Park. You can provide comments at one of the workshops listed below or online.
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.
Twice a year, LHiNC awards grants of up to $1000 to organizations or projects that make Linden Hills a better place to live and work.
Recent grant recipients include:
Midwest Food Connection
Prime Time – After School Program at Southwest High School
SHINE – Education Outreach Program by the RUBIES Robotics Team
Southwest Lakes Community Choir
If you are interested in applying, please visit lindenhills.org/grants for grant guidelines and information about the application process. The deadline to apply for the Spring grant cycle is March 15. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
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:
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!