Santa Brunch Sat. Dec. 20th at Audubon Park

Saturday is the Santa Brunch at Audubon Park. Have you signed up to not only have a nice breakfast but to also make a Gingerbread House!

Santa Brunch
Active Net # 47605

Dec 20, 2014
Sa 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Audubon Park Recreation Center
Price: Resident: $5.00
Non-resident: $7.50
Ages: Less than 100
Gender: Coed
Spaces: 35 openings remaining
Last day for standard registration: Dec 18, 2014 9pm
Last day for Internet registration: Dec 18, 2014 9pm

Santa brunch is making a comeback to the winter of 2014. We will have pancakes, scramble eggs, sausage (different options for everyone’s taste/choice), fruit and beverages. We will also be having a gingerbread house making craft and will have all the goodies you need to make a yummy gingerbread house. There will be pre-registration required and fees will apply for Santa brunch and gingerbread house craft. Make sure to register each participant that is eating and only the children will be able to make gingerbread houses. The parents will help their child or children in making their gingerbread house.

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Hi-View Park Playground Final Design

The new Hi View Park design was approved at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board planning committee on Dec. 3rd and is slated for final approval at the Dec. 17th regular meeting.  Construction is slated to begin after school starts in the fall of 2015.  Meanwhile the pool which is currently non functional will begin construction in the late spring with hopes of being open before the summer swimming season ends.

Final design for the new Hi View Park Playground

Final design for the new Hi View Park Playground

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Public Hearing on Hi View Park Playground December 3rd

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be holding a public hearing on the proposed improvements to the Hi-View Park Playground.

Where: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters 2117 West River Rd

When: Wednesday December 3rd  6:30 pm

For more information check the agenda for the meeting.   Pictures of the proposed plan are under  Action Item  2014-363.


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2015 Northeast Parks Winter Spring Guide is now available!

The 2015 Winter Spring Activity Guide for Northeast Parks is now available NortheastWinterSpringBrochure2015  It includes information on great activities throughout the system on the Eastside including the Cinderella Ball at the Columbia Manor pictured on the cover, warming house hours for the rinks at Logan and Windom Parks, school release day fun and classes and activities for all park users from tiny tots to seniors.  No reason to hibernate with this many reasons to get out and enjoy Minneapolis in all seasons!

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November Board/General Meeting: Monday 11/17 at the Columbia Manor

The next Board/General meeting of CPNA will be on Monday November 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Manor, 3300 Central AV NE in the Bride’s Room (through the front doors, up the steps, turn left and then down at the end of the hall turn right).  The building is wheelchair accessible by the side entrance, but isn’t always open.  If it is locked call 612.390.3735 or contact us at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at contact [at] columbiapark [dot] org.

Pre-meeting 6:00 meeting on the Hi View Playground choices in the main hall

This meeting is open to the public.  If you are interested in joining the board there is more information  HERE

Draft Agenda for CPNA meeting November 17, 2014

CPNA Draft minutes for 102014

2014 Year in Review

CPNA By-Laws

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Playground meeting moved to Nov 17th due to inclement weather

The community meeting tonight (Monday, November 10) for the playground is canceled due to weather.  The meeting will be rescheduled for 6 pm, Monday, November 17 at the Columbia Manor.  The Columbia Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting will also be at 6:30pm on the same night in a nearby room.  If a playground concept is approved, the Park Board will plan a public hearing for December 3.   Meetings may need to be rescheduled; please check the website or call for verification.

 Please contact project manager Kate Lamers, or 612-230-6486 with any questions or concerns.

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November 10th Community Meeting regarding Hi-View Park Proposed Playground Improvements

There will be a third community meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 10th regarding Hi-View Park’s proposed playground improvements.  The meeting will be held at Columbia Manor at 3300 Central Avenue NE in Minneapolis.  The most recent concepts will be shown and the comments from the online survey will be discussed, along with a discussion regarding alternative equipment options.  If approved, the proposed concept will move forward to a public hearing before the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, November 19th.  If more discussion is needed, the public hearing will be postponed as necessary.  The meeting is open to all and children are encouraged to attend. Please see the project page for more information.

Please contact project manager Kate Lamers at or (612) 230-6486 with any questions or concerns.

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Metro Transit offers free rides to the Polls on Nov. 4th

Free rides on Tuesday, November 4th

A state law passed in 2014 requires transit providers to provide free rides on fixed-route service on Election Day this year.
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Public Hearing on Hi-View Park Pool Plan and Columbia Park Picnic Shelter on November 5th

A public hearing is planned for 6:30 on Wednesday, November 5 at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 2117 West River Road North. 
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Take the Survey on Hi- View Playground Options

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be updating the Hi-View Park playground equipment next year.  After surveying the community at the June puppet show, National Night Out at Hi-View and in Spanish with the Sunday Revolution soccer families as well as two public meetings at Columbia Manor the choices have been narrowed to a couple of options.  Please let the Park Board know your preferences by taking the survey by November 2nd.


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