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.
Minneapolis Declares Snow Emergency Today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
City crews have been plowing and treating streets to keep them drivable. Now that a snow emergency has been declared, parking restrictions will take effect beginning at 9 pm tonight, so City crews can thoroughly plow over 1000 miles of City streets from curb to curb.
When a Snow Emergency is declared, parking rules go into effect so plows can clear the streets and fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and other vehicles can then get around and park. Plowing the streets completely requires vehicles parked on streets to move. It’s in everyone’s best interest to follow the parking rules so plows can do the best job possible, and folks can avoid a ticket and tow.
Snow Emergency Parking Rules:
Find out how to stay informed about Snow Emergencies by clicking onwww.minneapolismn.gov/snow/snow_stay-informed.
Park Winter Programs & Events
Park Rink Open!
Be sure to check the rink status at Minneapolisparks.org for ice conditions and closures.
Family Skating Nights
Fridays and Saturdays through the skating season, 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us for skating with your whole family. No registration necessary. The park building will be open, and you are welcome to play indoor board games, table tennis, or foosball. There will be a few special events as well. Loaner skates are available free of charge. Skating Nights will be cancelled if the ice is in poor condition.
Cheap Date Night: Music on the Ice
January 23, and February 6
8 - 10 pm
On February 6, In honor of Black History Month, the park will be celebrating the many contributions by black artists to our musical heritage by playing old and new favorites.
Music on the Ice will be canceled if the ice in in poor condition or it is too cold. Check the above link for these updates.
Valentine's Day Skating Party
Sunday, Feb. 14, 1-3 pm
Stop by the park and enjoy Valentine's Day festivities in the park building. DJ's will be playing Music on the Ice for your skating enjoyment! We'll be providing valentine making supplies for all skaters! Enjoy the last of the skating season and take a valentine home to your sweetheart.
Wed, Feb. 10, 10 am-noon
Help your child make a valentine and play some games. If you are the parent, grandparent or caretaker of a preschool child and have never been to one of our Indoor Playtime Wednesday mornings, this would be a great opportunity to stop by and visit!
Snowman Building Contest!
When the snow finally arrives...Build a snowman, snow lady, snow dog, snow camel or any other snow sculpture in the park whenever the snow is good; then take a photo. Email it to email@example.com with your name and contact info, or drop off a photo at the park. We will display all photos in the rec center. At the end of the season we will choose one winner from among the entries for a $50.00 gift card!
Lyndale Farmstead Park Winter Hours
August 24 2015-June 7 2016
Monday-Thursday: 3-9 pm
Friday: 3-6 pm
Check here for Holidays and School Release Schedules
City Survey to Guide Future Housing Investments
The City of Minneapolis is seeking feedback about recommended strategies for future housing investments. The strategies were developed during an analysis of the Residential and Real Estate Development work unit's housing investments in single family and low-density rental housing from 2008-2014.The draft report is linked here, the final report will incorporate comments about recommended strategies received during a series of open houses in November and responses to the survey.
Click here to take the survey before January 31.
The City of Minneapolis is considering recommendations from the report to guide future housing investments. There will be additional opportunities for community feedback if the City of Minneapolis moves toward implementation of the strategies recommended in the report.
Help Redesign Minnehaha Creek Map
Two popular publications distributed freely throughout our communities and give information on canoe and boat launches, navigation, safety and more are maps of Minnehaha Creek and Lake Minnetonka. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is updating the map and are asking the people who use Minnehaha Creek and Lake Minnetonka to fill out a brief survey about what they would find most useful in a map. This survey should only take you about 5 minutes to complete!
They are looking for all kinds of users – boaters, paddlers, anglers, hikers, bikers, families, and everything in between. Please help us provide the best maps we can by filling out one or both of our surveys: Lake Minnetonka map survey | Minnehaha Creek map survey.
School Fair Showcase
School Fair Showcase
Saturday, Feb 6
9 am - 2 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis 55403
Minneapolis Public Schools is partnering with over 70 public and charter schools to host the upcoming School Fair Showcase. This annual event allows parents to gather information on the school's programs, activities and educational opportunities in one location.
Families will also be able to submit their school request forms for the 2016-2017 school year at this event. Request forms can also be submitted online at studentplacement.mpls.k12.mn.us until March 5.
To learn more about the School Fair Showcase, visit studentplacement.mpls.k12.mn.us_school_fair_showcase.
RecQuest Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meetings Begins
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board (MPRB) has completed the application process and appointments for the upcoming ReQuest Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The purpose of the CAC is to develop a plan for the next generation of recreation centers due to the rapidly changing demographics in the City of Minneapolis.
Upcoming CAC Meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Date: February 22, 2016
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Fairview Recreation Center, 621 N 29th Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Topic: Project overview, trajectory, and discussion.
The charge of this CAC is to:
Lake Harriet & Calhoun Master Planning Process Meeting
The November 17 Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) #6 meeting focused on areas 5-9 which included East Calhoun, South Calhoun and William Berry, the Harriet Bandshell area, the Lower Road on East Harriet,and Lyndale Gardens. Project renderings presented at the meeting can be viewed on the Meeting Summary website page. Focus Areas 1-4 have been posted and can be found under the CAC Meeting #5 summary. Visit the project page (under the “Get Involved” tab) for all meeting presentation materials.
All meetings are open to the public and will include an opportunity for public participation and/or comment.
CAC Meeting #8 (NEW!)
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Topic: Projects, Costs, and Prioritization
Jones Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave
Click on the following links for more information.
MPRB Project Webpage
Past CAC Meetings and Open House Summaries
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Provide Public Comment
Minneapolis St Paul Home Tour
The Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour, April 30-May 1, 2016, is accepting nominations at www.MSPHomeTour.com, click on “submit a home” for the option to apply online. Or request an application by calling Margo Ashmore at 612-867-4874.
For 11 hours, homeowners and contractors open their doors to share ideas with other home enthusiasts, based on their remodeling experience. Visitors are particularly interested in period-accurate restoration and expansions sensitive to the surroundings. Being on the tour gives homeowners great feedback as well as the incentive to finish those last few projects.
If you or someone you know needs more information, contact coordinator Margo Ashmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizers want to have visited nominated homes by early February, so inquire “today.” Later nominations will be considered if they help reach tour goals.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Mon.,February 8: Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Thurs., February 11, Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Location TBA
Tues., February 23: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Next EHFNA Meeting
February 3, 2016
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.
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Community Gathering Space at 36th & Bryant.
Free and Available to all Monday - Friday 7 am to 9 pm. Call 612.223.6105 to reserve your meeting or event.