Welcome to the East Harriet Neighborhood
East Harriet is bordered by 36th Street on the north and 46th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood. In addition to these Minneapolis landmarks, Lyndale Park Gardens and Rose Gardens, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary are located within East Harriet. Many houses in the neighborhood are two-story homes, set back from the streets.
Lake Harriet 2017 KiteFest January 28
The skies over frozen Lake Harriet were covered with kites of all shapes, sizes andcolors as thousands attended the 16th Annual Lake Harriet Kite Festival that took place Saturday, January 28, 2017.
The free, fun, family festival included horse-drawn wagon rides, snowshoeing, ice fishing, marshmallow roast and an ice obstacle course. Minnesota Kite Society experts were 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.
KiteFest is Sponored by MPRB Events Department, East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association, and Linden Hills Neighborhood Council.
A special thanks to TIPS Outdoors (Ice Fishing), and MN Kite Society (Big Kites), MPRB Park Naturalists (Snow Shoeing), Hell Bent Fitness (Obstacle Course on Ice) and MIA (Kids Art Projects) for providing free fun events at KiteFest!
Ann Lynch, Park Director, Retired Jan 31
Ann Lynch, Lyndale Farmstead Park director for the past 22 years, spent her last day visiting and sharing memories with staff and neighbors on January 31.
The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association on behalf of the neighborhood presented Ann with a certificate of appreciation and plans to install and dedicate a park bench in her name in Lyndale Farmstead Park. The bench will be installed this spring and placed in a shaded spot overlooking the playground.
Walker Methodist Pastimes Memory Cafe and Come Play Here!
Pastimes Memory Cafe
3rd Tuesday of Each Month 3:30 - 5 pm
Walker Methodist Health Center, Fellowship Hall
3737 Bryant Ave S.
Pastimes Memory Cafe at Walker Methodist Health Center is an informal gathering of people with memory loss and their caregives or family where they can enjoy coffee and refreshments and lively conversation. There is no cost for this and while RSVPs are welcome, but not necessary--you are welcome to come by and join us.
RSVP or for more information, contact Anne Tabat at email@example.com phone: 612.804.7925.
Come Play Here!
1st Friday of Each Month 10:30 - 11:30 am
Walker Methodist welcomes babies, toddlers and their parents for an interactive playgroup with their resident adoring seniors!
RSVP to Kelsey Lindahl at 612.827.8356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RecQuest CAC Meeting Feb 23
Below are the scheduled 2017 RecQuest meetings. All meetings are from 6-8 pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 W River Rd. Meetings are open to the public
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
No December meeting
Minneapolis' demographics are changing rapidly, making it more important than ever to ensure that the MPRB meets the needs of the city's diverse stakeholders. Therefore, the MPRB is developing a plan - RecQuest - for the next generation of recreation centers in Minneapolis.
The MPRB operates 49 year-round, neighborhood-based recreation centers, and leases two recreation centers to non-profit organizations. Most facilities were built in the 1960s and 1970s and are nearing the end of their useful life. As a neighborhood with a smaller center, East Harriet is definitely vulnerable and closing the Lyndale Farmstead rec center could be a future option on the table.
RecQuest will set the stage for the next 25-30 years of capital improvements at recreation centers. It will also tailor recreation center facilities and programs to meet the current and projected recreation needs of communities across the city.
Please read the RecQuest CAC Meeting #2 Summary or visit the RecQuest Project Page for more information.
Block Leaders Needed!
If you want to know about many crimes as they occur on your block, being a block leader is the best step. Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) to find out if your block is organized and/or how to get involved. Block leaders also get priority seating at 3 very informative workshops in the city as a thank you for their help.
Interested? Contact your CPS for East Harriet Neighborhood, Jennifer Waisanen at
Draft Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan in Final Stages
The Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Trail and Access Improvements project is in the final stages of design, with construction anticipated for Summer/Fall 2017. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (PRB) plans to maintain complete trail loops around both lakes throughout construction; however, trail users should anticipate detours and trail congestion while work takes place.
Trail Rehabilitation: 1.3 miles of pedestrian trail and 2.0 miles of bike trail around Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska and Lake Harriet will be rehabilitated.
Pedestrian Ramps: Approximately 50 new ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps installed around the two lakes.
SE Harriet: The connection of between Minnehaha Creek Trail and Lake Harriet Trail will be improved with a new off-road bicycle path connecting to a raised crossing at Lake Harriet Parkway.
NE Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska: Trail circulation improvements are planned to better separate bicycles and pedestrians. MPRB had originally planned to create an on-road protected bike lane on West Lake Street between Thomas Ave and East Calhoun Parkway, however, in working with Hennepin County, the current design will widen the existing off-road bike and pedestrian trail over the Lake Street Bridge by reducing traffic lane widths.
This project is part of the first round of improvements identified in the draftCalhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan.
The plan including the project timeline is available online on the Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan project page.
The draft Master Plan is the result of 18 months of community-based planning and design. Once approved by the Board of Commissioners, the plan will be submitted to the Metropolitan Council for review and adoption. Future funding of capital improvements at the two lakes and surrounding parkland is contingent upon a Met Council adopted master plan.
Minneapolis Tree Sale
Residents of Wards 3 -7 and 10 (Includes East Harriet north of 42nd) will be able to order a tree on March 6- 12 beginning at 11am at www.treetrust.org.
Residents living outside these wards, including Ward 13 (south of 42nd St) will be able to register for the tree lottery on March 13-18. When you register on the Tree Trust website, you will be entered in a lottery to be selected to purchase a tree through the program. Your address can only be registered one time during this process.
The lottery will take place during the week of March 20. If selected, you will be notified by email by March 22 and will receive further instructions including payment options.
If you would like to pay by check, for your tree, please call the Tree Trust office at 952.767.3880 to register for the lottery and if you are selected, an order form will be sent to you.
Plant Sale May 9
Annual Plant Sale
Tuesday, May 9th
2 to 6 p.m (rain or shine)
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S
The public plant sale is sponsored by the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis and features new/unusual annuals/perennials and container plants typically not seen at your local nursery. It includes a large selection of all-season native and butterfly/bee-pollinator plants, most neonicotinoid-free. Experts are on hand to provide information on growing a healthy native and pollinator plant garden, as well as answering your standard gardening questions. Visa/MC accepted.
For more information go to “Events” at www.mwgcm.org.
Upcoming EHFNA Meetings
Nest Board Meeting
April 5, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Walker Health Center 3737 Bryant Ave S
East Harriet welcomes all residents to attend. Should you require an accommodation in order to participate, please let us know 10 days prior to the meeting date by emailing, email@example.com.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Thur., April 13 Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Location TBA
Mon., March 20, Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Tues., March 25: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
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