Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
While the snow is piling up on the East Coast, we’re enjoying temperatures in the 40’s here in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board says there’s just one thing keeping them from opening ice rinks in the city — the weather. City officials say park crews require temperatures at 20 degrees or below non-stop for 10-straight days in order to make ice to open their 47 rinks.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been selected for the team’s Community Man of the Year award. The Vikings made the announcement Tuesday, citing Greenway’s volunteer work with several local organizations.
North Minneapolis will soon be home to a new kind of pool. It’s one of the first public, natural filtration swimming ponds in North America. At Webber Park, they’ll use plant and natural microbes to clarify and purify the water, instead of chemicals for sterilization and disinfection.
In the summer, there’s nothing better than fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. But a large percentage of our community simply doesn’t have access to that. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is trying to change that.
Park leaders in Minneapolis say swimmers should avoid some popular beaches for the time being. On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board closed the Lake Hiawatha Beach and Lake Calhoun’s Thomas and 32nd Street beaches.
Minneapolis Police working on the city’s north side have their hands full again this week. Three women were shot early Wednesday morning outside of a home on Fremont Avenue North. The women were all seriously hurt. Officers say they think the shooter knew the victims. Mayor Betsey Hodges addressed the latest violence Wednesday.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board had a special celebration at Sheridan Memorial Park Saturday morning for a new veteran’s memorial art installation. People have been working to make the memorial along the Mississippi River a reality for nearly 10 years.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation board will open their wading pools for the season on Saturday, June 7. The city will open the following pools on Saturday.
Over the next eight years, Minneapolis will remove 40,000 ash trees from parks and boulevards, part of a $9-million initiative that began in January to eliminate the emerald ash borer. The beetle has killed millions of trees in the U.S., and has invaded neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Ralph Sievert, director of forestry for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, says the idea is to phase them out over a period of time.
A trip to Minnesota doesn’t need to keep you from your exercise routine. Check out any of these outdoor and indoor areas to stay fit.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is advising bicyclists and motorists to plan ahead due to construction on trails along Brownie Lake, the west side of Cedar Lake, Dean Parkway, and Lake Calhoun.
The oldest fishing pier on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis has been replaced, and the Department of Natural Resources says the new pier is ready to support anglers and lake-goers for years to come.
Although a peek out the window would tell you otherwise, summer is just around the corner.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has temporarily closed all of its outdoor ice rinks due to uncooperative weather conditions.