I-94 Shutdown Info Session on March 23 at Firefighters Hall

Celebrate new Northeast Athletic Field Park Recreation Center at March 21 groundbreaking!

New recreation center will feature full-court gym, track, classrooms, exercise/activity space & community kitchen


Please join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Northeast Athletic Field Park supporters at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for a special groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the beginning of construction on a new recreation center next to Jim Lupient Water Park.


The Northeast Athletic Field Park Recreation Center will feature a full-court gym, walking track, classrooms, activity space and a community learning kitchen. The recreation center will be built using sustainable building practices and the MPRB will pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification upon its completion.


A generous $100,000 donation from Barbara Lupient through the Minneapolis Parks Foundation was critical in bringing this long-awaited project to fruition. Northeast Athletic Field Park has benefitted from longtime support from the Lupient family, which was also instrumental in funding the construction of Jim Lupient Water Park and youth scholarships for programs at the water park.


Plans for the new recreation center were first outlined in the Northeast Athletic Field Park Master Plan, a 25+ year vision for the park approved by the Board of Commissioners in 2014. Construction on the recreation center will begin shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony and the building is expected to open by early 2018.


“The new recreation center will be an incredibly valuable community asset where people of all ages and abilities can come together,” said MPRB Commissioner Liz Wielinski, whose district includes the Northeast Park neighborhood. “I’d like to thank community members who contributed their time and ideas to the Northeast Park Master Plan and Barbara Lupient and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation for donating the funds necessary to get this project to the finish line.”

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Date: March 21, 2017

Time: 5 pm

Location: Northeast Athletic Field Park

Address: 1615 Pierce St. NE (Festivities will take place in the northeast corner of the park, next to Jim Lupient Water Park)

Event Details: There will be a brief program featuring local officials, a ceremonial gold shovel dig, light refreshments and time for the neighborhood to connect.

Community Connections Conference on April 1

We invite you to participate in the 6th Annual Community Connections Conference on Saturday, April 1!
 
The conference is designed to showcase and build successful community collaborations between neighborhoods, cultural communities, residents, and the City. A major theme of the conference is building diversity and capacity of our neighborhood organizations and communities by providing new and innovative ideas through collaboration and participation.

MnDOT I-94 project from Nicollet Ave to Shingle Creek Parkway Starting Spring of 2017

Summary of Work:
  • Resurfacing about nine miles of pavement on I-94 between Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Prkwy in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing 50 bridges on or over I-94
  • Reconstructing westbound I-94 bridge deck over Hwy 252 in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing tile in (I-94) Lowry and Portland Avenue tunnels
  • Replacing guardrail
  • Improving drainage and concrete barrier in areas
I-94 Improvement Project Spring 2017

Annual Meeting scheduled for November 15 at Sociable Cider Werks

The Northeast Park Neighborhood Association (NEPNA) Annual Meeting will take place on November 15, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Sociable Cider Werks – 1500 Fillmore Street NE.  Elections to the board will take place at this meeting.

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NEPNA Seeks Part-Time Community Organizer – Applications Due October 7

The Northeast Park Neighborhood Association is seeking a part-time contracted employee to provide community organizing services, including the following:

  • Attending monthly NEPNA Board meetings, taking meeting minutes and drafting them within a week.
  • Preparing the monthly board meeting agenda and distributing it to board members and guest presenters.
  • Assisting in preparing the monthly neighborhood newsletter / flyer and distributing it to neighborhood residents and other neighborhood stakeholders.
  • Updating and maintaining the neighborhood comprehensive contact / email list on Google docs.
  • Assisting in developing an online survey to obtain input from neighborhood residents and other neighborhood stakeholders regarding financial and community goals and priorities.
  • Door-knocking neighborhood residents to get feedback on financial and community goals and priorities.

Prior neighborhood outreach / community organizing experience a plus and/or familiarity with the City of Minneapolis and its community engagement programs.  Must have strong oral and written communications skills, as well as experience with Web sites and social media.  Event planning experience is also helpful.  Must be able to attend monthly board meeting and attend other nightly meetings as assigned.  Bilingual a plus.  Position offers a flexible, part-time schedule (10-20 hours per month).  Some evenings and weekends may be required. Please submit a resume and letter of interest by sending an email to info@northeastpark.org by Friday, October 7, at 5 p.m.

June 10, NEPNA Board Meeting at Yinghua Academy

The June 10, NEPNA Board meeting will take place at Yinghua Academy (Media Center) – 1619 Buchanan St NE, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Please use the Main Entrance on north side of school.  The Media Center is to the right.

Northeast Park is looking for a part-time Community Organizer

page-sidebarThe Northeast Park Neighborhood Association is seeking a part-time contracted employee to provide community organizing services, including the following:

  • Attending monthly NEPNA Board meetings, taking meeting minutes and drafting them within a week.
  • Preparing the monthly board meeting agenda and distributing it to board members and guest presenters.
  • Assisting in preparing the monthly neighborhood newsletter / flyer and distributing it to neighborhood residents and other neighborhood stakeholders.
  • Updating and maintaining the neighborhood comprehensive contact / email list on Google docs.
  • Assisting in developing an online survey to obtain input from neighborhood residents and other neighborhood stakeholders regarding financial and community goals and priorities.
  • Door-knocking neighborhood residents to get feedback on financial and community goals and priorities.

Prior neighborhood outreach / community organizing experience a plus and/or familiarity with the City of Minneapolis and its community engagement programs.  Must have strong oral and written communications skills, as well as experience with Web sites and social media.  Event planning experience is also helpful.  Must be able to attend monthly board meeting and attend other nightly meetings as assigned.  Bilingual a plus.  Position offers a flexible, part-time schedule (10-20 hours per month).  Some evenings and weekends may be required. Please submit a resume and letter of interest by sending an email to info@northeastpark.org.

NEPNA Annual Meeting scheduled for November 14 at Sociable Cider Werks

Sociable Cider WerksHeads up! There is a change of venue for tonight’s Northeast Park Neighborhood Association Board meeting. Tonight’s meeting is at Sociable Cider Werks with doors open, to neighborhood only, at 6 p.m., meeting starting at 6:30. Cash bar is open at 6 and NEPNA will complement with free pizza.

The meeting agenda includes the election of 10 board members and then officers – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. A new chapter is starting in our neighborhood – you’re invited to help write it. Hope to see you tonight! Bring your neighbors and friends!