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.
Neighborhoods 2020 Community Meetings
Neighborhoods 2020 is a community process to identify the next generation of neighborhood programming, funding and governance structure to support the City’s 70 neighborhood organizations including East Harriet (EHFNA), starting in 2020 and beyond. Draft recommendations from each of the three Neighborhoods 2020 work groups have been posted online. You can view them by visiting: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020.
During the first week of December there will be five community meetings. These meetings are open to anyone interested. Work Group members are invited to listen to questions, comments, and concerns from residents. Attend one or all.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 AM
2323 11th Ave S, MPLS MN 55404
Monday, December 3, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Opportunity Center CROC Room
740 E 17TH ST MPLS 55404
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 PM
4414 Humboldt Ave N MPLS 55412
Thursday, December 6, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Little Earth Residents Association - LERA Conference Room
2495 18th Ave South MPLS MN 55404
Friday, December 7, 2018
11:30 – 1:30 PM
Harrison Education Center Multipurpose Room
501 Irving Ave N MPLS 55405
Individual Work Groups will reconvene one last time to finalize their recommendations the week of December 12th.
The next opportunity to weigh in will be during the 45-day public comment period once the final recommendations are released. The final recommendations will be released in January 2019.
Farmstead Park Activity Sign-ups
Sign up now for Winter and Spring activities at Farmstead Park.
Changes have been made to the Friday Night Kid's Night Out program at Farmstead so that even more families can enjoy this fun activity. Now, 4 year-old children are also welcome to attend on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month when there will be an additional staff person available to help. Come to the park as we provide different weekly activities and movies! Don't miss the fun! We will serve pizza for dinner so please let staff know any food allergies when signing up. For children ages 4 -12, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday night, and ages 5 -12 every 2nd and 4th Friday for only $10 a child. Another great change: staring in January, children are welcome to stay until 10:00pm! The fee will change to $15 per child. Search Lyndale Farmstead Park on the MPRB activities website for more information.
Also happening at Farmstead Park:
Play to Gro Preschool Program - Come and join Play to Grow Preschool, where your amazing preschool aged child will learn and grow through play. Together, we will make new friends in our community and have fun! At Play to Grow your child will learn emotional and social skills to help them communicate with other children while building strong relationships. Your child will develop crucial early childhood education concepts, learn about the natural world and environment, expand their creativity through fine art exposure, grow important critical thinking skills, and most importantly, embrace child-led play as a way to learn and develop resiliency and a confident sense of self. Our nurturing class invites curiosity and an appreciation for the world around us while reflecting each child's uniqueness. We look forward to seeing you, and playing and growing together.
For other activities including adult yoga and a running club; exercise classes, luncheons, and tea for seniors; ice skating and snowshoeing events for all ages; kids' dance, gymnastics, gingerbread house making, egg hunt, open play times, skating classes, tea party, baseball, soccer, open game room times and sledding, click here and search Lyndale Farmstead Park. Or click here for the Southwest Parks Area Activity Guide.
City Budget Feedback
Give feedback on the proposed City budget.
There is an upcoming public hearing for people to share thoughts on Mayor Jacob Frey's recommended 2019 City Budget. Comments can also be submitted online on the City's website.
Upcoming budget public hearing:
Theo Wirth House Tours
Theo Wirth House Tour
Sunday December 9
12:00pm - 4:00pm
3954 Bryant Ave S
After a successful round of tours this fall, the Theodore Wirth House will be open for one more tour. The Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society (M.P.L.S.), in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, will conduct the tour, which is free and open to the public.
The Wirth Home and Administration Building was built for Theodore Wirth, Minneapolis's longest-tenured (1906 - 1935) and most influential park superintendent--and the primary designer of the Minneapolis Park System. Because of the genius and dedication of Theodore Wirth, the Minneapolis Park System has been recognized as "Best in the Nation" many times and by multiple organizations since 1928.
The Wirth Home and Administration Building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The years when the Wirth family lived there (1910-1946) were designated as its period of significance. M.P.L.S. has furnished the house with period artifacts, some of which were owned by Wirth himself.
In addition to these open house tours, guided group tours and guided student tours are available until mid-December. Call Joan at 612-275-8884 for an appointment or for questions.
Snow Emergency Info
Sign up now to stay informed all winter! You have many ways to find out when a snow emergency is declared and what the rules are for each day to avoid being towed.
Save the date for Kitefest 2019!
12:00pm - 4pm
Lake Harriet Bandshell Click here for more info.
Stay up-to-date on road and ramp closures with MnDOT’s I-35@94 Downtown toCrosstown project. The web page can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/. People can sign up for email alerts and find the latest schedule, updates, detour maps on the web page.
Next EHFNA Meeting:
Wednesday, December 5
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Thursday, January 17th: Community Building, Parks, & Environment 7-8 pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Monday, November 19th: Safety, Transportation & Noise 7-8 pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Please stop by any of our committee meetings!
Check www.eastharriet.org for meeting dates, times and location updates.
We are looking for East Harriet Neighborhood residents to serve on these committees. If you are interested or would like more information, contact us at email@example.com.
Volunteer with Kids
Clara Barton Open School is looking for volunteers to accompany children as they go to East Harriet parks for a program giving children the freedom to play in nature. Nature-based learning and unstructured play have myriad benefits for children related to physical wellness, mental health, social emotional development, and academic success.
If you're interested in helping kids explore the natural wonders of East Harriet, please email Elizabeth.
Community Gathering Space
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