July Community Meeting

Join the Board members of the Tangletown Neighborhood Association at the July meeting beginning at 7pm at Fuller Park to learn about neighborhood funding, give feedback on the 4th of July event, meet your neighbors, join a committee, hang out with the movers and shakers of Tangeltown…

Special guest speaker, Jack Whitehurst with the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission, will explain where our funds come from and how they can be used.
Many of you had questions at the annual meeting in regards to the budget and spending options… This is your chance to get answers from “the inside!”

Community Meeting
Monday, July 20
Fuller Park


Tangletown’s Annual 4th of July Celebration

Join us this Saturday for Tangletown’s annual 4th of July parade and party at Fuller Park!

Bike decoration winnerphoto (3)
Dunk Tank
Bounce House
Big Slide
Lots of kids’ games with prizes
Fruit Water
Ice cold fruit-infused water
Food Trucks
Brava and Ina ($)
Live Music by Two is Enough

Parade details: Meet at Washburn High School parking lot (49th and Pleasant) at 10am with your decorated bike, trike, wagon, stroller, dog (we will have some decorations available). Parade begins at 10:15

Game details: Games will “cost” tickets, which can be purchased at the starting line of the parade or at the ticket sales booth at Fuller Park. Cash only. Everybody is a winner!

Food Truck details: Food will be available for purchase from 2 of our favorite places – Brava and Ina.

We are proud to sponsor this Zero-Waste event!

This means we will be using compostable serving dishes and utensils and encourage you to bring your own water bottles. We will have a free water-filling station. We will also have special bins to separate trash, recyclables, and compostables from one another.

Green Day 2015

Green Day Tangletown

Join us for Tangletown’s 2nd annual Green Day event!

Workshops, demos, children’s art activity, door prizes, pizza & cookies. Learn about keeping our bees healthy, home energy improvements, biking safety, rain gardens, composting, rain barrels, aquaponics, natural yard care, the City of Minneapolis’s organics recycling program and more.

Workshop schedule:
*11:30am – Healthy Bees. Healthy Lives, Beez Kneez LLC
*12:30pm – Organics Recycling, City of Mpls/Tangletown Neighborhood Association

Notice of funding shift, to support Fuller Park shade structures

Tangletown Neighborhood Association plans to provide funding support to allow shade structures to be added to Fuller Park’s pool area. To make this successful, funding must be reallocated within Tangletown’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program funding source; a shift which requires public notice prior to board approval. This funding shift will be formally decided upon at Tangletown’s April 21, 2014 board meeting. See below for details on the reallocation, and contact info@tangletown.org for more information.

Reallocate NRP Phase II funds:

Housing – Strategy A.1.5.1 – Housing Coordinator ($5,000)
Crime and Safety – Strategy E.1.1.2 – Crime and Safety Coordinator ($10,000)

Parks and Public Spaces – Strategy C.1.1.1 – Fuller Park Improvements ($15,000)

This modification will redirect currently underutilized funds to a higher neighborhood priority – adding shade structures at Fuller Park.

Tangletown Green Day is Saturday, April 12, 11-2, at Fuller Park

The Tangletown Neighborhood Association’s newly formed Sustainability Committee is hosting its first annual Green Day on Saturday, April 12 at Fuller Park from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will feature information tables, presentations, demonstrations, drawings, games, prizes, children’s activities, and delicious refreshments (pizza and lemonade!). Come learn more about various topics such as solar energy, home energy improvements, rain gardens, rain barrels, caring for Minnehaha Creek water quality, backyard composting and drop off organics recycling, tree care, fertilizer & pesticide use, organic gardening, and biking safety. This will be a great hands-on event for families wanting to learn more about sustainability in all aspects of our lives. Worms, fish, dirt, garbage – what more could you want?!! For more information or to volunteer to help, email maryjanemitchell@msn.com or call 612-824-8296.

Fuller Park playground improvements planning

Tangletown Neighborhood Association and Minneapolis Parks and Recreation invite area neighbors to participate in a planning process to replace the playground equipment at Fuller. MRPB has @$125,000 to replace the play equipment installed in 1994.

For more information, review the flyer below. Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday February 18, Tuesday March 18, and Tuesday April 8.

Additionally, review the press release and project website, where you can complete a survey to determine project priorities.

Fuller Park Postcard

Fuller Park memorial dedication ceremony

Please join Fuller Park, Tangletown Neighborhood Association, and committed volunteers, for a park dedication ceremony this Sunday November 17, 1pm, at Fuller Park Recreation Center. We will be unveiling a monument commemorating the efforts to plan for and establish Fuller Park, replacing Fuller School. See the flyer below for more information.

Presentation, remarks, and stories shared by alumni of Fuller School, as well as refreshments, can be expected. Please pass this invitation along to others as you see fit.

Great support and special thanks to People For Parks who have graciously provided grant funding supporting materials for the monument.

Fuller Park flyerFuller Park dedication flyer

Requesting proposals for food vendors for Tangletown’s annual 4th of July festival

Tangletown is now accepting proposals from food truck vendors and food concessionaires to serve at the annual 4th of July festival, Thursday 7/4 10am – 2pm at Fuller Park. This is a new approach to food for this year’s event, with the hope of bringing more variety to the concessions; emphasizing diverse food options, value pricing, local sourcing, and low waste.

Please review the Tangletown 4th of July Food Truck RFP document, and submit response and/or questions to info@tangletown.org. Applications are being accepted through Monday 6/17.

Volunteers Needed for Tangletown July 4 Parade and Celebration

The big day is fast approaching!

Volunteers are still needed for Tangletown’s annual community get-together on Monday, July 4. Parade participants will gather at Washburn High School at 10:00 a.m. Parade will depart at 10:15. The parade will follow a new route to Fuller Park where live music, games, face painting, inflatable slide, brats/hot dogs/roasted corn/sno-cones and more are in store.

We need your help to make this community celebration a success! We need marching band members (BYO instrument), parade monitors, face painters, ticket takers, food/beverage servers, game supervisors, inflatable slide watchers, waste disposal monitors, as well as folks to help with set up and clean up. This is a great opportunity to get to know your Tangletown neighbors.

Shifts vary from 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Set Up – 8:30-10:00
Parade – 9:45-11:00
Food – 10:45-11:45 or 11:45-12:45
Games – 10:30-11:45 or 11:45-1:00
Inflatable Slide – 10:30-11:45 or 10:45-1:00
Waste Disposal Monitors – 10:30-11:45 or 11:45 -1:00
Clean Up – 12:45-1:30

Please email july4th@tangletown.org if you can help out. Let us know what you prefer to do and when you’d like to sign up. Invite your teenagers, neighbors and friends to sign up with you. We need lots of helping hands that day.

Grant monies will update Fuller Recreation Center

$12,500 will fund new furnishings

The Tangletown Neighborhood Association will provide $12,500 in a Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) grant funds for improvements to the Fuller Park Recreation Center in Minneapolis. The funding agreement was approved at the Feb. 3 meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners (MPRB).

The funding will update furnishings in the computer lab to be conducive to computer work and security; and a newly refurbished welcome desk, countertops and shelving. Replacement of the carpet in the lounge, as well as furniture in the building, is also included in the project. The MPRB carpentry shop will complete the work.

Fuller Recreation Center is located at 4800 Grand Ave. S. In addition to the computer lab, it features a multi-purpose room, lounge, kitchen, meeting rooms and craft room.