Sign Up to Volunteer with the Washburn Water Tower Project:
This summer, the iconic and historic Washburn Water Tower will receive some much needed landscaping. The Tangletown Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Minneapolis Water Works, will install a variety of plants at the base of the tower on Saturday June 2nd. We need volunteers to install the plants on June 2nd and help maintain the plants by watering and weeding throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community, volunteer with a small time commitment, and engage with your fellow neighbors. Many hands make for a light load, so please consider helping these new gardens thrive and grow! Learn more here or sign up below:
- Volunteer at our kick off planting event on June 2nd
- Sign up for one or more watering and weeding shifts
Call for Photographers!
The Tangletown Neighborhood Association is in the process of updating our website and we need photos! We’re hoping to find some local photographers (hobbyists or pros) who would be willing to donate their time and photos to our project. It’s a great way to give back to your community and have your artwork featured. Maybe you already have great photos of the neighborhood to share! Learn more here.
Washburn Water Tower Project: June 2, 9am-1pm, Washburn Water Tower. The Washburn Water Tower stands out as Tangletown’s most historic and beautiful asset. Join your neighbors as we landscape the base of the tower with native plants that will thrive and enhance the water tower for years to come. Come get your hands dirty and beautify your neighborhood. Consider volunteering to help with ongoing maintenance as well! Sign up for the June 2nd event here or ongoing maintenance here.
Open Streets Lyndale: June 1o, 11am-5pm, Lyndale Ave 22nd St to 54th St. Walk or roll down the middle of Lyndale Ave (closed to car traffic from 22nd St to 54th St) at this unique community event. Celebrate our neighborhood as local businesses and community organizations offer a variety of activities and refreshments along Lyndale Ave. The Tangletown Neighborhood Association will have activities planned near 53rd and Lyndale.
Tangletown 4th of July Parade & Celebration: July 4, 10am-1pm, Fuller Park (4802 Grand Ave S). The event kicks off with the parade departing Washburn High School at 10am (parade participants gather at 9:30am). Festivities run from 10am-1pm at Fuller Park and include bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, live music, and snow cones. Grab lunch at a food truck or pack your own!
Washburn High School Construction
Washburn High School is planning an addition to be constructed in 2018. Laurie McGinley, Planning and Design Manager for Minneapolis Public Schools, shared the scope and impacts of this upcoming work at the Tangletown Neighborhood Association board meeting on November 20th and again on March 19th. You can learn more on the Minneapolis Public School’s project page here. You can also sign up to receive email updates on the project here.