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The Minneapolis RiverCurrent is a list of upcoming and ongoing events in Minneapolis and the surrounding area. Whether you’re looking for a craft beer festival or a place where the kids can run wild for an afternoon, this list has something for you!


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.

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

Community Meeting re: Dog Park July 25 at 6:30 p.m., Lynnhurst Rec. Center

6th Park District Dog Park Citizen Advisory Committee to hear from public on potential dog park sites

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), established by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) to recommend a preferred location and design for a dog offleash recreation in the Sixth Park District, has identified a short list of possible sites. Now the committee would like comments from neighbors.

Those interested in commenting on the proposed sites may complete a survey and/or attend a public meeting July 25 at 6:30 p.m., Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W. Minnehaha Parkway. Comments and survey results will inform the committee’s final recommendations for a preferred site and design.

The dog park search area extends from Minnehaha Creek north to W 36th Street and from I-35W west to Lake Harriet/Kings Highway. Several sites have been reviewed and the three sites remaining are:

  • Lyndale Farmstead Park, Kings Highway and W 39th St
  • Lyndale Farmstead Park, Southside Operations Center lower parking lot
  • Minnehaha Creek east of Pleasant Avenue (located in Tangletown neighborhood)
  • Maps of the sites, as well as a link to the survey, can be found on the MPRB website.

    6th Park District Dog Park CAC Now Accepting Nominations for Dog Park Sites

    The CAC also invites nominations for sites in the Field, Regina, Bryant and Central neighborhoods
    Do you know of a spot in south Minneapolis that would be perfect for a dog park? The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Sixth Park District Dog Park Citizen Advisory Committee(CAC) is now offering the public an opportunity to nominate a site for a dog park and wants to hear from you. Convened to recommend a preferred location and design for a dog park in the Sixth Park District, the CAC now invites nominations for possible dog park sites in the Field, Regina, Bryant and Central neighborhoods, as well as within the Sixth Park District service area. While this area is outside
    the CAC’s charge, the CAC is interested in determining whether a suitable site exists within these neighborhoods. If one is identified, the CAC would include it as part of its recommendations to the board.

    On the west side of I-35W in the Sixth Park District, the service area lies north of Minnehaha Creek, south of E 35th St. and east of Lake Harriet. Field, Regina, Bryant and Central neighborhoods, on the east side of the freeway, are bounded by Lake St on the north, Chicago Ave on the east, and Minnehaha Creek on the south. The CAC is taking nominations through noon on May 13.

    Any member of the public, as well as CAC members, park staff or elected officials, may offer a site for consideration. Nominated sites must be within the designated service area, as noted above. Please note that nominations for sites within Dr. Martin Luther King Park will not be accepted.

    All nominations must be received by noon on May 13. Along with the address and general description of the site, the nomination should include a brief rationale—no longer than four paragraphs—for the site being used as a dog park. Send nominations to Jennifer Ringold at jringold@minneapolisparks.org, 612-230-6506 (fax), or by postal mail to:

    6th District Dog Park Citizen Advisory Committee
    c/o Jennifer Ringold
    Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
    2117 West River Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Nominations will be forwarded to the CAC, which will evaluate the sites using the group’s approved criteria. The adopted criteria the CAC will use to evaluate the sites include ease of access; safety; appropriate geographic features such as size, available shade, and a grade not exceeding 12%; minimum environmental impacts; and minimum impacts on neighbors and adjacent uses.

    The next meeting of the CAC will be held May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road. All are welcome to attend, and the agenda will include an opportunity for public comment.

    To learn more about the Sixth Park District Dog Park project, visit the MPRB’s Dog Park project page. To view CAC between-meetings discussions among the CAC members, check out the online forum.