Welcome Home! The Neighborhood section is where you will find topical
information on living and working in the Nokomis East
neighborhood--and even a little about our good neighbors
in the surrounding areas.
E. Minnehaha Parkway resurfacing starts the week of July 14:
This work will involve milling and replacing the top 7 inches of asphalt. Minor curb and gutter replacement as well as the replacement of pedestrian ramps will also occur. Two sections of the parkway will be impacted by this work.
- The first section will be between Cedar Avenue and Longfellow Avenue.
- The other section will begin at Woodlawn and extend to 38th Avenue S.
Both eastbound and westbound sides of the parkway will be impacted by this work. Detours, no parking and road closures will be in place so please pay attention to any posted signage.
The work began the week of July 14th and will last 5 to 7 weeks. Please visit the City of Minneapolis project page at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/all/WCMS1P-118631 for more detailed information.
Grand Opening of Minnehaha Park Playgrounds, Thursday, July 31
North Plateau Playground – 4:00 pm
Wabun Playground -- begins at 4:30 pm
The North Plateau Playground along Godfrey Rd (often referred to as "the Parkway") will open early in the week of Monday, June 16, and the Wabun playground is currently scheduled to re-open on July 25, but both will be celebrated at an event on July 31.
A special dance with music by Charanga Tropical is scheduled after the speeches at Wabun (music at the Minnehaha Park bandshell). Please plan on attending the grand opening celebrations! For more information on the Minnehaha Park Playgrounds renovation project, please visit the project webpage. Download the ceremony's flyer (7/21)
Second Saturday at Coldwater Spring - Trees and Plants!
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and the Mississippi River Fund are hosting educational and entertaining events for the Twin Cities this Summer!
Second Saturday at Coldwater Spring - Trees & Plants
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Noon
July's Second Saturday at Coldwater Spring is all about trees and plants. Come hear about the mystery of the cottonwoods and other stories about what's growing at the park. Kids can earn a Junior Ranger badge and everyone can try free, family-friendly adventures including geoocaching, a scavenger hunt, and a make-and-take activity. No registration needed; just show up, ready to play.
Bike with a Ranger - The Gorge
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 1pm at the Ford Dam visitor center
Biking is a great way to explore the Mississippi River on a 7-mile guided tour by a national park ranger!
$8 / $5 for Mississippi River Fund Members; Kids under 10 ride free.
Registration is required 24 hours prior to event.
For more information, please call 651-291-8164 or email email@example.com. To register for events, please click on event links or see: www.missriverfund.org/events.
Gateway Gardens Update
Has been moved to its own Nokomis East page.
And don't forget: Nokomis East Gateway Gardens is on Facebook
offers Graffiti Solutions webpage
responses to graffiti include murals, landscaping and more.
City of Minneapolis has a webpage to
allow neighbors to share creative tips for preventing
graffiti. "Every day I see more and more creativity
from neighbors who are using art and landscaping
prevent graffiti," 9th Ward Council Member Gary
Schiff said. I hope this website becomes a tool for
neighbors to submit their own photos and share ideas across
The webpage www.minneapolismn.gov/graffiti/ shows examples such as landscaping, murals and types of fencing that deter graffiti. Residents are encouraged
to send in photos of their own efforts, and share helpful tips. Graffiti often collects on large flat blank surfaces, such as buildings, garages and flat fences. Landscaping, like ivy or other clinging plants helps to reduce the likelihood of graffiti on a surface. Some fences are less likely to be spray painted such as fences with board gaps, alternating boards or lattices.
Report Graffiti online.
Radon detection kits available from County
Hennepin County is offering radon detection kits to enable you to test
for the presence of this invisible, odorless and dangerous gas in your
a naturally occurring gaseous form of ionizing radiation, has been
ranked by the Surgeon General as the second leading cause of
lung cancer in the United States. The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency lists Hennepin County as a high-potential radon region,
where one in
every three homes is likely to have elevated radon
are $9, or two for $17.
These tests can be purchased at home building centers or in person at:
1011 First Street So., Suite 215, Hopkins, MN 55343
or by mailing the form (link below) to the same address, along with a personal check made out to Hennepin
Online order form, Or call (612) 543-5225.
Creek monitoring. The USGS now
provides real-time monitoring of the creek's
flow, as measured under
the Highway 55 bridge. Website (12/06/05)
Rides for Seniors
you a senior citizen in need of a ride to medical
or dental appointment? If you live east of 35W
and south of 42nd St., the Nokomis
Health Seniors program
has volunteer drivers who are ready and eager
to help seniors get to and from the necessary appointments
they may have.
schedule a ride, or for more information about Nokomis
Healthy Seniors, call the help line at (612)729-5499.
Office hours are 8am to 4pm. Voice mail is
available after hours. (6/07/05)
you have forgotten kid toys collecting dust in the attic?
Have exercise equipment in the basement that could be
someone elses treasure? Thinking about fixing
up the garage to watch those Vikings? Try the Twin
Cities Free Market! Residents can log into
a website where they can post their old stuff online
and browse the free items other residents have posted.
There are 300-400 new items listed every week. Some
recent items include a gas grill, landscape rocks, a
pet carrier and a cast-iron sink.
in the Twin Cities Free Market keeps reusable goods
out of the trash, and helps people avoid buying new,
which is great for the environment and the pocketbook.
In Hennepin County alone, it's estimated that 32 million
pounds of usable clothing and household goods are thrown
away each year - that's enough to fill shopping carts
lined up from Minneapolis to Milwaukee.
2003, The Free Market had more than 8,000 listings and
facilitated more than 4,000 exchanges, amounting to
more than 500 tons of materials. The Twin Cities Free
Market is funded in part by Hennepin
Want to give it a try? Just visit: www.twincitiesfreemarket.org/