East Harriet Park News
Help Plan the Future of Parks in Southwest Minneapolis
Park Fall Hours
Lyndale Farmstead Park Winter Hours
Monday - Thursday 3 - 9 pm
Friday 3 - 6 pm
School Release Days: All recreation centers are open noon-9pm: Oct. 18-20; Nov. 2-3, 22-24; Dec. 25-29
Lyndale Farmstead Events
Looking For a Party Venue?
The Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center is available for rentals when it is available, including the weekends when we are closed. It is a popular site for children's birthday parties, so please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance. Contact the director for more information: 612-370-4948.
Recreation Center Fee Schedule and Procedures
Facility Use Permit Application
Lyndale Farmstead Park Winter Hours
Monday-Thursday: 3-9 pm
Friday: 3-6 pm
Check here for Holidays and School Release Schedules
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.
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.
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Bruce Wadman, EHFNA's Parks, Environment and School (PES) committee chair, worked with MPRB and the art teachers at Barton Open School and Lyndale Community School to transform the drab plywood panels that serve as winter protection for the fountain into colorful works of art.
This wonderful example of collaboration between the parks, community and schools will provide winter enjoyment for local residents and park visitors for many winters to come.
The project was funded by EHFNA and Guse Hardware.
East Harriet Neighbors are Invited to Rediscover The Lyndale Park Gardens
The Lyndale Park Garden staff would like to invite neighbors to rediscover the many garden spaces we offer, only footsteps from Lake Harriet, and located within the East Harriet neighborhood boundaries!
Our Rose Garden, the 2nd oldest public rose garden in the United States, presents Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Grandifloras, Climbers and Hardy Shrub Roses in over 60 beds. The Heffelfinger Fountain borders the northeastern end of the roses, and leads visitors to the Perennial/Annual Border. Here, you will learn the botanical and common names for many beautiful perennials, and see outstanding color in the large rectangular beds. Be sure to enjoy the Phelps Fountain, too!
Across the street, the Peace Garden features 365 days of beauty – from early blooming Phlox and Rock Cress, to eye-catching winter displays of unusual conifers. Following Roseway Road toward King’s Highway, the Trial Gardens feature newly-bred plants being evaluated for hardiness, disease resistance, form and color. It is faithfully maintained by the Men’s Garden Club of Minneapolis. West of the Trial Gardens are the Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens, featuring annuals and perennials which attract some of our favorite pollinators.
More information about the park can be found on the Lyndale Park website and their facebook page.
Lyndale Park can always use more help at the gardens! If you are interested in learning about Horticulture, or just love the park and want to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the general park, or email@example.com for opportunities with the Men’s Garden Club.