Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

'Bde Maka Ska': Minneapolis Park Board Adds Dakota Name To Lake Calhoun SignsThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will add placards bearing the Dakota name "Bde Maka Ska" to all entry signs surrounding Lake Calhoun Friday afternoon.
Minneapolis Wading Pools Set To Open Memorial Day WeekendWith warm weather finally back in Minnesota, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is opening most of their wading pools for children, families and parents in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis, Met Council Bridge Difference Over LRTThe plan to extend the Southwest Light Rail corridor overcame an obstacle Friday to keep the plan on schedule. If an agreement hadn't been reached, it could have cost the state an extra $100 million or more.
Mpls. Park Board, Graco At Odds Over Trail ExpansionPlans to expand the trail system along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis have hit a snag, and it may actually end up in the hands of a judge. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board met Wednesday to decide what to do about a stretch of land on the east bank of the river.
Melting Snow Tough On Ski Shops, Outdoor EnthusiastsWhile the snow is piling up on the East Coast, we're enjoying temperatures in the 40's here in the Twin Cities.
Some Mpls. Ice Rinks To Open By New YearMinneapolis 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.
Vikings Give Greenway Award For Community ServiceMinnesota 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.
Natural Pool Coming to North MinneapolisNorth 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.
Mpls. Digging Into Urban AgricultureIn 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.
High E. Coli Levels Close Popular Mpls. Beaches 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.
Volunteers Plant Seeds In Violence-Stricken N. Mpls.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.
New Mpls. Veteran’s Memorial 10 Years In The Making 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.