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Apr 19th


Wirth Lake Area improvements focus on water quality, natural resources and picnic areas

Park Board approves Phase III plan following public input

It won’t be long before visitors to Theodore Wirth Regional Park will be able to take a sunset stroll on a boardwalk along Wirth Lake, listen to an outdoor concert overlooking the lake and get a glimpse of urban wildlife. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners (MPRB) at its July 21 meeting approved the Wirth Beach Phase III site improvements. Approval follows recommendations from the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), and feedback from public hearings held on June 16 and on July 7.

The project, officially called Wirth Beach Phase 3, includes the area surrounding the lake and the picnic area south of Glenwood Ave. The approved plan includes a trail loop around the lake and family picnic areas with shelters for 250, 50 and 25 people. A promenade along the east side of the lake will feature a performance area, restrooms and concessions, art and play features and lake shore overlooks. Eco-friendly parking lots will accommodate visitors to the park. The western lakeshore focuses on supporting wildlife habitat and preserving natural areas.

UnitedHealthcare and KaBOOM! hosted Design Day for new playground at Oak Park Center

UnitedHealthcare and KaBOOM! hosted Design Day for new playground at Oak Park CenterUnitedHealthcare and organizers from KaBOOM! hosted a Design Day for children at Pillsbury United Communities' Oak Park Center last week. Children from the Center had the opportunity to put crayon to...

Gardens, opera and food – A great summertime combination!

J.D. Rivers’ Children’s Garden at Theodore Wirth Park sets the perfect stage for Tales of Hoffmann: A Picnic Operetta at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. The garden is located at Glenwood Ave. and Washburn in ...

Minneapolis Park Board leads by example with energy savings pilot project

Energy efficiency improvements coming to five rec centers

Green means more to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) than the ideal color of lawns and trees. Green also means practicing envir...

City expands efforts to support Lowertown vitality

Expanded parking validation program allows patrons to park free at Lowertown Parking Ramp on weeknights and weekends

SAINT PAUL – Starting today, the weekend validated parking program at Lowertown Park...
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