Hi-View Pool Construction Underway

Turtle out of the pool for constructionThe pool replacement at Hi-view Park has begun and the turtle was removed intact!  Keep your eyes on the project as it continues….the playground replacement should begin soon.   Meanwhile, watch here for the date for the Grand Re-opening of the Columbia Park picnic shelter scheduled for sometime this October…..

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Closing the Gap…capital needs of our neighborhood parks

Closing the Gap – Northeast/Southeast  upcoming meetings

Date: August 27, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Type: Public Meeting
LocationWindom Northeast Recreation Center
Address2251 NE Hayes St.

Topic: Share information with Minneapolis residents and partners about the current condition and service level of neighborhood parks. Neighborhood parks addressed at this meeting are Audubon Park, Waite Park and Windom Northeast Park.

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9th Annual Eastside Community & School BBQ

Thursday, August 20th, 3:30 – 7:30 pm

Edison High School 700  22nd AV NE

Don’t miss this annual, Northeast community tradition on Thursday, August 20th at Edison High School. The Barbeque provides a casual, fun opportunity for students and families, staff, and area residents to come together and build the relationships that ultimately strengthen both schools and our neighborhoods. The event is open and free for all!

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CPNA Board/General Meeting Monday August 17, 2015

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday August 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

Need Accessible entrance opened call Liz at 612-390-3735

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday August 17, 2015

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:32 – Election of 2015-16 Officers Co-chair (2), Secretary, Treasurer

6:35 – Approval the CPNA Draft minutes for June 15, 2015 Annual Meeting

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File August 2015

6:45 – General Meeting

– Old Business

Recap of 2015 Annual Meeting

Total cost

Improvements or Suggestions for 2016

Hi-View in 2016 to coordinate with Grand Opening of the new Pool and Playground

– New Business

Tree Grinding site presentation by Ralph Sievert and Randy Windsperger
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Forestry Department

7:30 – Announcements/ Communications

8:00- Adjourn

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Tuesday August 4th is National Night Out

NNOTuesday evening August 4th is National Night Out (NNO).  There are 2 events registered for the Columbia Park Neighborhood.  One at Hi View Park and one at the Architect Triangle.  Both events start at 6:00pm, are pot luck picnics and have fun for the kids (games at the Triangle and an egg hunt at Hi View).  Come join your neighbors for some fun, getting to know one another and share a meal.  For a list of registered NNO events in Minneapolis look here.  For more information on NNO citywide check out the website.  Don’t forget your lawn chairs and insect repellent!

Hi View Park

Architect Triangle



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No July Meeting, check out 2015 Annual Meeting photos on Facebook page

The Columbia Park Neighborhood Association takes the month of July off.  Instead we suggest you check out the recap of our annual meeting in photos on our Facebook page.

Next event in the neighborhood is National Night Out.  More information as it becomes available.  Interested in hosting a block party find more information at the NNO website.


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What’s Up 612

The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board has created a website that lists all sorts of fun and interesting activities going on this summer in the City.  It includes parks, libraries, schools and more…  Looking to keep your young people busy, check it out!

What’s up 612

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The New CPNA Board of Directors

The following full slate was elected at the 2015 Annual Meeting on June 15, 2015

Jane McCarney               Justin Martin

Darielle Dannen             Brian Wollum

Elaine Nissen                  Yusuf Mohamed

Mike Melman                 Vicki Jensen

Jeff Schalles                    Irro Mohamed

Congratulations on your election….Officers will be decided at the next meeting of the board on Monday August 17, 2015

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Annual Meeting, Election of Board and Potluck Picnic

The CPNA Annual Meeting, Board Elections and Potluck Picnic will take place at 6:00pm on Monday June 15, 2015 at Hi View Park

The meeting will occur rain or shine, seating under the tent with the Castle Bouncy House and Hi-View playground available for the kids (sorry but the pool is out of order).  Picnic starts at 6:00 (plates, utensils, cups and napkins provided) bring a dish to share.

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Eastside Rail Safety Meeting

City of Minneapolis Council Members Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich and Cam Gordon will host an Eastside Minneapolis Rail Safety Forum 6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd Street NE. Panelists will include Congressman Keith Ellison, Rep. Frank Hornstein, Sen. Kari Dziedzic, Fire Chief John Fruetel, Grant Hosmer from City of Minneapolis Emergency Management and representatives from BNSF, CP Rail and MN DOT.

Rail safety and operations are of keen interest to residents, given the increasing frequency of rail traffic through Minneapolis neighborhoods. This forum and public discussion will allow the community to learn more about strategies in place to ensure public safety, as well as an opportunity to share questions and concerns with local, state and federal jurisdictions and railroad representatives.

This forum is co-hosted by the Shoreham Area Advisory Committee (SAAC), which is composed of representatives from CP Rail and the City of Minneapolis as well as community members and representatives from neighborhood organizations to maintain a forum for communication and community outreach regarding the Shoreham Yards area.

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