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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Fall Street Sweeping has begun…

The City of Minneapolis has started sweeping up the leaves and other debris from our streets.  Maps giving the approximate dates the crews will be in Columbia Park are available  HERE.

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Invitation to a Stormwater/RainGarden Project

Rebecca Mellentin of the Waite Park neighborhood invites you to come see the intense stormwater reduction project she is installing in her yard.  After years of dealing with water in her basement and hillside erosion in her yard she is taking on this project with the help of a plan from Metro Blooms.

The project is currently under construction and you are welcome to come by and see it.  The plan includes roof drains, a creek bed, and raingardens of native plants that will be certified wildlife habitat.  Drop by at 3232 Pierce ST NE for a look.

Interested in more stormwater management ideas?  The Waite Park neighborhood will have a panel discussion at their first meeting of the new year on Wednesday January 7th 2015.



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