Minneapolis Park Board
It’s one of Minneapolis’s biggest sources of pride: The No. 1-ranked park system. But things are changing in 157 of those parks, and not for the better. The president of the parks board says it’s all about funding.
Over the next eight years, the city of Minneapolis plans to remove about 40,000 ash trees from around the city in order to combat the Emerald Ash Borer, a tiny green bug that’s responsible for taking down trees that have stood for decades.
There was optimism that skating rinks on Lake of the Isles would open on Monday. The Minneapolis Park Board’s Robin Smothers said that part of the lake is shallow and had a solid coating of ice about a week ago. But mild weather isn’t allowing ice to form.
The Minneapolis Park Board is looking at snuffing out smoking in all city parks. Currently, people are allowed to smoke in designated areas, a hundred feet away from playgrounds, pools and beaches.
The City of Minneapolis is suing the owners of an Uptown apartment building because the city says thousands of gallons of water are illegally pumped into the chain of lakes each day.
The City of Minneapolis is offering 500 discounted trees to homeowners who lost trees during the severe storm on June 21.
According to city officials, $25 trees will be available to order starting on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. The sale will last until Sept 20, or earlier if the trees sell out. Six tree species will be available: hackberry, harvest gold linden, heritage oak (English oak and bur oak cross), heritage river birch, Honeycrisp apple and royal star magnolia.
Ten days after a summer storm socked the Twin Cities, cleanup crews are making the rounds.
Before you head to the cabin this 4th of July, the Minneapolis Park Board has an important message. Do not bring any wood you may have chopped from downed trees. They say this is imperative in their fight to stop the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will hold a public meeting on a proposal by a Minneapolis scrap metal recycling company that wants looser rules.
After another beautiful weekend, it’s easy to think about enjoying Minneapolis’ lakes this summer.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board directed someone to start researching the idea of changing the lake’s name Wednesday night. It’s the first step in a very long process to make a change, and that process could take two years.
The Minneapolis Park Board listened to a long line of angry pleas Wednesday night at a public hearing over a plan to put an dog park inside Minneapolis’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.