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Get the Latest on Park Projects

With our community rich in parks and trails, it can be hard to follow all of the latest news. Below are links to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) project pages. Find up-to-date information on planning and community engagement, and sign up for email project updates.

  1. Bossen Field Park Building Improvements
  2. Keewaydin Park Improvements
  3. Minnehaha Parkway Trail Master Plan
  4. Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park

MPRB Planning Projects

MPRB Commissioner for our neighborhood is Commissioner Steffanie Musich. Sign up for the Fifth District E-Newsletter.

For more information, visit NENA’s Park and Recreation Resource Page.

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NENA is Seeking Applicants for a Vacant Morris Park Board Seat

NENA is seeking applicants for the vacant Morris Park neighborhood Board seat. Applications are due on July 17, 2019.

NENA is a growing community-based nonprofit organization serving four unique, welcoming neighborhoods with over 14,700 residents and dozens of businesses in the southeast corner of Minneapolis. NENA is dedicated to bettering the quality of life and building a sense of community pride by sponsoring actions which help our environment, businesses and homes. We look for Board of Director members who are energetic, strategically-minded leaders to help NENA and our neighborhoods thrive.

If you live (homeowner or renter) in the Morris Park neighborhood and are over the age of 18, you are eligible to apply.

Morris Park Board Candidate Information and Nomination Form – Due 7/17

The NENA Board of Directors will review all applications and appoint a new Board member at its July 25, 2019 meeting. This is a replacement appointment serving from July 2019 to April 2021.

Learn more about serving on the NENA Board.

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Mapping Prejudice: A History of Racial Covenants in the Nokomis Area

In Minneapolis and in particular the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Nokomis, racial covenant restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.

Come learn from Kirsten Delegard, Project Director of Mapping Prejudice about their project visualizing racial covenants, racial covenant history in the Nokomis area, and how you can remove covenant language from your deed.

Mapping Prejudice: A History of Racial Covenants in the Nokomis Area
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church – 5011 31st Avenue
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About Mapping Prejudice: We are a team of geographers, historians, digital humanists and community activists seeking to expose structural racism in Minneapolis. We are building a map that shows how racial restrictions were embedded in the physical landscape of our community. We are unearthing racial covenants in Hennepin County property deeds, to reveal how much land was reserved for the exclusive use of white people for most of the twentieth century. More Info:

Organized for residents of the Diamond Lake, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Page and Wenonah neighborhoods.

Co-Hosted by the Hale, Page, Diamond Lake Community Association, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association and Council Member Jeremy Schroeder (Ward 11).

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Run for a Board Seat at NENA’s Annual Meeting (4/25)

Congratulations to our new and reelected Board Members. Elizabeth Brophey, Jessica Crotteau, Jerome Evans, Ed Hegener, Danielle Isaacson, Kyle Tornow, Jessica Tupper and Mike Welch!

The NENA members will elect Board of Directors members at its Annual Election and Meal on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Seats up for Election & Candidate Applications:

Keewaydin (One 2-Year Seat)
Ed Hugener
Ashley Tapp

Minnehaha (One 2-Year Seat + One 1-Year Replacement Seat)
Jerome Evans

Morris Park (One 2-Year Seat)
Danielle Isaacson
Jessica Tupper

Wenonah (One 2-Year Seat)
Elizabeth Brophey
Jessica Crotteau

At Large (Three 2-Year Seats)
Mike Welch – Business Owner

There will be two elections at the Annual Meeting. Candidates not elected for a neighborhood seat, may run for the at large seats in the second election of the evening.

Nominations from the floor during the Annual Meeting will also be accepted, but all candidates will be expected to address the biographical information on the Nomination Form. All candidates will provide a short presentation to neighborhood members at the Annual Meeting and neighbors will vote for candidates.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates have two options to complete an application:
  1. Online Application
  2. Paper Application – Download, complete and email to
Learn more about serving on the NENA Board. Interested in serving on the NENA Board? Please set up a meet and greet with NENA’s Executive Director Becky Timm by calling 612-724-5652 or email

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34th Avenue S Reconstruction Project Tracker

The City of Minneapolis is reconstructing 34th Avenue S between E. Minnehaha Parkway and E. 58th Street. The 1.37 mile project is scheduled to occur over the course of the 2019-2020 construction seasons and consists of improvements to the roadway, sidewalk and utilities. During the majority of construction, local access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

The 34th Avenue S reconstruction project began early in 2019, with final clean (repair of defects, final tree plantings, etc.) in 2020. The project timeline was shifted to limit the overlap with other projects in the area and reduce the total amount of construction time.

The project includes complete removal and replacement of the pavement surface, curb and gutter, storm drains, driveway approaches, some sidewalk, and new trees and sod. Once the removals and underground utility work is complete, the new asphalt pavement can be placed.

Visit the City of Minneapolis 34th Avenue S Project Page

For more information and questions, please contact the City of Minneapolis Public Works Staff: Menbere Wodajo at or, 612-673-3716.

For Businesses: 
Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum.

For Homeowners:
To install new curb and gutter, driveways, and sidewalks we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks.  After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of 2019.  Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact Menbere.

01/30/18 Community Input Session #3
City Presentation

01/25/17 Community Input Session #2
City Presentation

11/28/16 Community Input Session #1
City Presentation
Project Fact Sheet

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Save the Date – South Minneapolis Green Fair (4/13)

Make a commitment to environmental sustainability part of 2019! Cut your carbon footprint, reduce your impact on landfills, keep local plants and animals thriving, care for our lakes and streams by making some simple adjustments to your personal habits.

This free, family-friendly event is for all who are interested in cultivating an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Visit with environmental organizations and groups, listen to special presentations, and get your questions answered in a friendly atmosphere.

Hosted by Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, Longfellow Community Council, and Standish Ericsson Neighborhood Association.

South Minneapolis Green Fair
Saturday, April 13, 2019
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Roosevelt High School – 4029 28th Ave S.
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