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 Bylaws Updated 10-2019
NEPNA is involved in a variety of projects including Crime & Safety, Land Use, and Transportation. Funding for many of NEPNA’s projects comes from the City of Minneapolis through the Neighborhood Revitalization Project (NRP); the Community Participation Program (CPP); and Neighborhoods 2020. Learn about how the City funds and supports Minneapolis’ network of 70 neighborhood organizations via the link below:Neighborhood Funding
Northeast Park’s Statement of Inclusivity
The Northeast Park Neighborhood Association is committed to creating a community that is open and fully accepting of all people without regard to age, abilities, race, ethnicity, country of origin, religious belief, cultural background, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or socioeconomic status. We recognize that diversity is our strength and shapes our decisions for creating a neighborhood that offers opportunities to individuals and families, and strives to protect all from hatred, bigotry, and persecution. All are welcome here.
Northeast Park’s Statement Regarding George Floyd’s Murder
As a community organization, we were appalled to see the police brutality towards George Floyd resulting in his horrible death. We believe that abuse of authority and disregard for human life should be completely eradicated from all institutions. We recognize that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) disproportionately suffer from these abuses and oppression in our systems and society. Racism has no place in our world and we need to all work towards ending it. These are trying times for our city and country. It is our desire that we come together to discuss and work for solutions that can change this system to ensure that everyone lives in a safe community where they have access to equitable resources and opportunities. We need to strive for this as a neighborhood organization. NEPNA is committed to working together to improve our culture and create a better society. We are open to any suggestions you have towards achieving these objectives.
Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Board Members, effective November 2019
- Katie Kottenbrock, Board Chair
- Mandy Temple, Vice-Chair
- Laurie Andersen, Treasurer
- Matt Dickson, Secretary
Board Members Three-Year Term:
- Katie Kottenbrock, Matt Dickson, and Sean French
Board Members Two-Year Term:
- Laurie Anderson, September Luitjens, Mandy Temple, and Marissa Bremer Roark
Board Members One-Year Term:
- Kate Lawson, Luna McIntyre, and Claire Rydeen
- John Andersen, Jerry Caron, Chris Pulley, Katie Pulley, Mark Temple, Nicolle Toth, and Cedric Weatherspoon
Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Board Meetings
The NEPNA Board meets on the second Thursday of the month, on an as-needed basis, at 6:30 p.m., at Northeast Park Recreation Center 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.