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.
Residents Invited to Help Plan the Future of SW Minneapolis Parks
Lyndale Farmstead Park plays an important role in the East Harriet community providing programs for children of all ages, ice skating in the winter, community events for adults including our senior citizens, movies in the park and a space for children to play and hangout and for neighbors to gather and visit.
The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board is looking for input from residents to help determine the future of their neighborhood recreational centers. As a neighborhood with a smaller center, Lyndale Farmstead is definitely vulnerable and closing the Lyndale Farmstead recreation center could be an option on the table.
You can help plan the future of Minneapolis Neighborhood Parks by taking this survey. Please provide your survey response by September 30, 2015
Southwest Service Area parks wrap up meeting
September 22 at 6:30 pm
Bryant Square Recreation Center,
3101 Bryant Ave S
Below are two important discussions currently happening at Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board affecting our neighborhood parks. Please take the time to read more about Closing the Gap and RecQuest.
Closing the Gap - Investing in Our Neighborhood Parks
Closing the Gap looks at the impacts that deferred maintenance - or delaying regular upkeep past the point of repair - has had on the 157 neighborhood parks in Minneapolis. Read more...
RecQuest - an in-depth look at recreation centers
RecQuest is the MPRB's in-depth assessment of its 47 community recreation centers. RecQuest not only considers the physical spaces within the recreation centers themselves, but also the programs, services and activities provided at the centers. Read more...
The neighborhood association is learning more and hopes to update residents as that information becomes available. Sign up for our eNews (bottom of page) to receive more information.
Subscribe to Receive Email Updates
To subscribe to receive timely emails from MPRB about one or more of the initiatives, visit www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, enter your email, then select the project(s) you are interested in under the “Planning” section.
Two Meetings Added to Lake Harriet & Calhoun Master planning Process:
Two meetings have been added to the Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan & Improvements process:
The Open House will also include information about the topics covered in CAC Meeting 2: Natural Resources and Water Quality and Multi-modal Circulation and Access.An 8 month planning process to develop a 25 year vision for Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet will begin with soon with a series of public meetings and open houses. To help and inform the process, neighborhood associations bordering the lakes (including East Harriet) and elected officials from across the region have appointed residents to a Community Advisory Committee (CAC). This committee will be meet seven times from mid July through January 2016 to assist in developing a master plan and determining priorities for long, medium, and short term improvements.
Mark your calendar for the following opportunities to participate:
CAC Meetings: Jones Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave., Minneapolis. All meetings are open to the public and will include an opportunity for public participation and/or comment.
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:30 pm
August 18/ September 21 and 29/ October 27/ November 17/ January 12
Community Open Houses: An opportunity to review planning efforts to date and discuss with the design consultant , park staff, and CAC members.
Thursdays: 6:30-8:30 pm
August 20: Calhoun Executive Center, 3033 Excelsior Blvd. Board Room (Park in the lot west of the building and use the valet entrance on the west side.)
October 1: Bakken Museum (classroom), 3537 Zenith Ave S
November 5: St Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Ctr (Terrace Rm), 3450 Irving Ave S.
The Minneapolis Chain of Lakes is the most visited regional park in the seven county metropolitan area. Estimated visits to park have increased from 2.2 million in 1995 to more than 5 million in 2013, with 45% of the visits from people living outside of Minneapolis. The natural resources, surrounding neighborhoods, and amenities of these two parks are heavily impacted by the public use and popularity of these parks areas.
Approximately $3 million from the Met Council Parks and Trails funds is available for improvements at Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet Parks.
For more information and to sign up for email updates or take a survey, go to the project webpage or contact project manager, Deborah Bartels at email@example.com or 612.230.6438
East Harriet Neighborhood Walking Tours
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood and Preserve Minneapolis will be co-hosting East Harriet Parks and Residences Walking Tour guided by Peter Sussman.
Two dates have been scheduled for the tour:
Saturday, August 29 10 am to Noon
Col. Wm. S. King envisioned his 1870's countryside estate, Lyndale Farm, as one day being transformed into a public park and unrivaled residential setting at Lake Harriet. On this tour you will visit Lyndale Park and adjoining residences extending east from Lake Harriet, which were finally realized in the early 1900's just beyond King's lifetime. More details on the history of the area can be found here.
Tickets are available through the Preserve Minneapolis website.
Starting place will be at the intersection of Fremont Ave S and W 42nd St. Estimated walking distance is 1.5 miles. Wear comfortable shoes appropriate to walk across grass. Some unpaved routes and slopes within the park would be difficult for unassisted or motorized wheelchairs.
What makes East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Special?
Please take this opportunity to be part of a research study about the character of your neighborhood and the places you feel are important to it. The purpose of this study is to better understand the similarities and differences between the Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods through the experience of residents. Most importantly, it is a chance to express your views and contribute to the conversation about what makes your neighborhood special. The results of this study will be made available to the Southwest Minneapolis community so that the participating neighborhoods can appreciate the diversity of resident views.
This study is being conducted by Madelyn Sundberg from the University of Minnesota for her Master of Science in Architecture: Heritage Conservation and Preservation thesis under the guidance of Professor Greg Donofrio. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This anonymous online survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, you will be given the option to enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win an iPad Air. To participate in this survey please click the link below or copy the url into your browser. https://umn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40ldE75vDG1KSIR
SAVE the DATE! East Harriet Annual Meeting and Neighborhood Block Party
Mark your calendars!
Saturday, September 26
11 am to 4 pm
West 41st St between Lyndale & Aldrich
Music, Food Truck, Beer, Children's Games and Activities!
More details to come...
Senior Readers Fridays Thru the Summer at 10:30 am -Volunteers from the Southwest Senior Center will read books to the children in the playground area this summer. We will meet in the building if it is raining. This is a free event.
Fall registration has begun. Click here to check out what is coming in September of 2015.
Visit the ActiveNet Registration page to search and register for activities online. Enter activity key words or the five-digit activity number found in the brochure for activity details and quick registration.
Fall Park Hours
Lyndale Farmstead will change over to fall hours August 24:
Monday-Thursday: 3:00-9:00pm, Fridays 3:00-6:00 pm
East Harriet Offers Rebate To Residents For Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease
East Harriet is announcing two rebate offers to residents or property owners.
Music and Movies This Week at Lake Harriet Bandshell
Lake Harriet Bandshell
Shows start at 7:30pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Sundays
Monday, August 17 -- Yo Jimbo Jazz - Improvisational Jazz
Wednesday, August 19 -- La Danse Fatale - Ballet and Pointe
Thursday, August 20 -- Tortuga!
Friday, August 21 -- Star Tribune Presents: The Pines
Saturday, August 22 -- The Melvilles: Pop-rock, Folk-rock
Sunday, August 23 2pm -- St. Anthony Main: Acapella 4-Part
Sunday, August 23 5:30pm -- No Man's String Band: Bluegrass
Movies in the Parks
Movies start 15 min after sunset.
No movies are scheduled this week.
Friday, August 21 -- Star Tribune Presents: The Straight Story at Lake Harriet Bandshell.
VOA Southwest Senior Center Events
Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC)
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:30
(Includes a healthy snack)
Stratis Health is offering a free 6 week class for people who have or at risk of diabetes. Workshops will help participants understand diabetes and its risks, as well as the importance of diet, exercise, keeping regular physician exams, receiving annual foot and eye exams, managing medication and more. EDC teaches participants how to live healthier in a fun, non-threatening, community-based environment. EDC does not conflict with other programs or treatment and participants are referred to their physicians for all medical questions.
The center is located at 3612 Bryant Avenue S. In addition to health programs, it offers an adult day program, senior dining, exercise classes, computer lab, art programs, educational and cultural programs. To register for EDC or for more information, please contact Mary Ann Schoenberger at 612-822-3194 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the current newsletter and to find out about the exciting things happening this winter at the VOA SW Senior Center.
2015 National Night Out August 4
National Night Out in East Harriet
Several blocks parties were held in East Harriet featuring pot luck dinners, music, bouncy houses, games & activities during the 32nd annual NNO. This nationwide event encourages residents to get to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. Many thanks to Studio 2 and St. Lukes Church for co-sponsoring an event for Bryant Ave residents at 46th & Bryant.
Next EHFNA Meeting
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Walker Methodist 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:
Mon., August 17 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Tues., August 18 Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Studio 2 (46th St & Bryant)
CANCELED Tues., August 25: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
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