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
The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board is scheduling a series of community meetings this summer to get input from residents and determine the future of its neighborhood recreational centers. As a neighborhood with a smaller center, EHFNA is definitely vulnerable and closing the Lyndale Farmstead rec center could be an option on the table.
You can learn more and have your voice heard by attending an upcoming meeting.
NOTE: Lyndale Farmstead Park will be discussed on July 20 at the Martin Luther King Park meeting.
June/July: Southwest Minneapolis
6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, June 23, Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W 43rd St
6 – 8 pm, Thursday, June 25, Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave.
6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 7, Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.
6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 13, Painter Recreation Center, 620 W 34th St.
5:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, July 16, Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St.
6 – 8 pm, Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Lyndale Farmstead Park will be discussed at this meeting.
6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Parkway
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.
Lake Harriet & Calhoun Master Planning Begins July 21
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 July 21 and 28/ 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
July 30: St Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Ctr (Terrace Rm) 3450 Irving Ave S.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.230.6438
East Harriet Co-Hosts 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:
Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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?
2015 National Night Out August 4
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
As with many past National Night Outs, Minneapolis was ranked #1 among all U.S. cities over 250,000 population in 2013. Over 1,480 events were registered in 2014. The deadline to register your event for free is July 21; after that there is a $100 fee. For more information please visit the Minneapolis NNO website.
Bryant Ave East Harriet Residents Invited to attend NNO Bryant Ave Block Party
St. Luke's Parking Lot at 46th & Bryant
6 - 8 pm
Live music from the Back Porch Band
Hot dogs, mini donuts and root beer floats
Activities for the whole family
Co-Hosted by Studio 2/Dev Jam and St. Luke's Church
Hennepin County Attorney's Office at National Night Out
Each year on National Night Out, staff members from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office attend more than 100 block parties and community gatherings to meet residents and answer questions about the criminal justice system and crime prevention. If you know of any community events in your ward on Tuesday, August 4 that we could visit, please let me know. If there is any other way our office can be of assistance to you and residents in your ward, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jean Jean Heyer Community Relations & Social Media Hennepin County Attorney’s Office 612-543-1456 Jean.Heyer@hennepin.us
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Roberts Bird Sanctuary Tree and Shrub Restoration Project Starts Wednesday July 8
The tree and shrub restoration project at Roberts Bird Sanctuary will be starting on Wednesday July 8, 2015 and will take approximately two weeks to complete. Please stay off of the new trail on weekdays as there will be construction vehicles working. Roberts Bird Sanctuary will be fully open during the weekends. Please contact Tyler Pederson
Rose and Peace Gardens Volunteer Opportunities
The Rose Garden and Peace Garden have volunteer opportunities posted on their facebook pages for those interested.
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 3 -- Sound of SimonSimon & Garfunkel tribute
Wednesday, August 5 -- Tjarnblom
Scandinavian string band
Thursday, August 6 -- The Auto Body Experience - Quirky, horn-driven, original rock
Friday, August 7 -- Vita.mn Presents: Brass Messengers
Saturday, August 8 -- Michael Monroe
Acoustic Reflections & Fun from Lake Superior's North Shore
Sunday, August 9 2pm -- Lau Hawaiian Collective - World/Hawaiian Music
Sunday, August 9 5:30pm -- 1st Things 1st - 40s Vocal Swing/Big Band
Movies in the Parks
Movies start 15 min after sunset.
No movies are scheduled this week.
Friday, August 7 -- Vita.mn Presents: Dumb & Dumber at Lake Harriet Bandshell
Saturday, August 8 -- The Amazing piderman 2 at Lyndale Farmstead Park
VOA Southwest Senior Center Events
Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC)
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:30
July 15 & 29, August 5,12,19
(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 email@example.com.
Click here to view the current newsletter and to find out about the exciting things happening this winter at the VOA SW Senior Center.
Next EHFNA Meeting
(There is no board meeting in August)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Tues., July 28: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
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