ABOUT NORTHEAST PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Northeast Park Neighborhood Association (NEPNA) is a nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. It is recognized by the City of Minneapolis as the official neighborhood organization for the Northeast Park neighborhood. Anyone who lives, works or owns property in Northeast Park is eligible to volunteer, support, and become a voting member of NEPNA.
NEPNA is involved in a variety of projects including Crime & Safety, Land Use, and Transportation. Funding for many of NEPNA’s projects come from the Neighborhood Revitalization Project (NRP). See the links below for NEPNA’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program Action Plans:
Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Board Members, effective November 2016
Kristin Petersen, Board Chair
Derrick Watson, Vice-Chair
Karina Heim, Secretary
Laurie Andersen, Treasurer
Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Board Meetings
The NEPNA Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month, on an as needed basis, at 6:30 p.m., at Yingua Academy (1616 Buchanan St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413) unless otherwise advertised. All who live, work or play in the neighborhood are welcome to attend!
ABOUT NORTHEAST PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
This neighborhood takes its name from its geographical location in the City of Minneapolis. Northeast Park is roughly divided into three sections: the western section is mainly residential and is home to a number of restored Victorian era homes and rental properties. In the middle of the neighborhood, The Quarry, a large regional shopping center, is a buffer between the small residential portion of the neighborhood and the eastern section which is home to Hillside Cemetery and Honeywell International manufacturing.
The neighborhood’s park is a major attraction—with excellent playing fields, a new water park, and a golf putting course. Northeast Park has quick access to downtown Minneapolis via I-35 and is close to the artist galleries in the nearby Logan Park and Sheridan neighborhoods. Additional development is taking place along Central Avenue as well.
Streetcars once connected Northeast Park to downtown Minneapolis. The Johnson Street Quarry (now home to the Quarry shopping center) provided building materials for many structures in the Twin Cities. Following World War II, amidst a nation-wide housing shortage, returning veterans were housed in Quonset huts just outside of the current Quarry shopping center site.
Housing Styles and Types
Most homes in Northeast Park are of Victorian heritage, with many duplexes, and a mix of newer homes.
For more information about the Northeast Park neighborhood visit the City of Minneapolis Web site.