WPCC Neighborhood Meeting, Wednesday March 5th

Neighbors, join us this coming Wednesday at 7pm at the Waite Park Rec Center for our monthly meeting. Guest speakers this month include:

  • Forrest Hardy from Public Works: Follow-up regarding crosswalk bump-outs at 34th and Johnson -current plan is to install permanent bumb-outs. For more info, view the flyer.
  • Kory Kleinsasser from Waite Park Church: WP Church has purchased the property at the corner of 33rd and Johnson and will be present to hear feedback on what the neighborhood would like to see happen with the property.

Speakers will wrap up by 8pm and the board will continue with committee reports, unfinished business, and new business until 8:45. View the full agenda.

Also available, minutes from our February Annual Membership Meeting and recent Special Meeting to appoint replacements for Treasurer and Secretary vacancies.

Waite Park Neighborhood Annual Meeting, Feb 5th

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Neighbors! Join us for the annual meeting of the neighborhood membership, Wednesday, February 5th at the Waite Park Rec Center. Social hour with light refreshments from 6-7pm, meeting starts at 7pm (until 8:30 or 9pm). Meet your neighbors, WPCC board members, and hear from our guest speakers: Ward 1 Councilman Reich, Jenny Arneson (Mpls School Board), and Andrew Pimental (Mpls Parks & Rec).

We'll also be reviewing the WPCC's 2013 accomplishments and goals for 2014, as well as electing new board members (don't be shy, nominate yourself!) and two officers (President and Vice President).

Hope to see you there!

MN Cycling Center Proposal for Shoreham Yards

The Minnesota Cycling Center has proposed building a complex that would include a velodrome (bicycle racing track) on the eastern edge of the Shoreham Yards area (just off Central Avenue). 

Minneapolis City Council member Kevin Reich (Ward 1) is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Columbia Manor, 3300 Central Avenue, to discuss the proposal.

An in-depth story is available at The Journal.

Fall Festival 2013 Photo Booth Photos

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Thank you to everyone who took part in celebrating 30 years of the Waite Park Fall Festival and competed in our Pushcart Derby!

Pic from the event's photo booth have now been posted online at: http://waiteparkcc.org/festival2013/

A special thanks to all our generous donors and volunteers! Hope to see you all again next year!

Waite Park Fall Festival 30th Anniversary & 5th Annual Pushcart Derby

Waite Park Fall Festival 30th Anniversary and 5th Annual Pushcart Derby

This year, the Waite Park neighborhood is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of our Fall Festival and the 5th Annual Waite Park Pushcart Derby on Saturday, September 14th, from 11am to 2pm. We're expecting a fun time of pushcart races, live music, food, kids entertainment, silent auction and a gardeners plant exchange.


For those daring enough to build a pushcart and compete to win, there's $400 available in cash prizes, with the 1st place winner taking home $200, 2nd place $100, and $100 for "The Most Creative Push Cart." Official rules, registration forms, and a sample pushcart diagram is available at http://waiteparkneighborhood.org/pushcartderby/.


Hope to see you at the races!

Waite Park Playground and Wading Pool Improvements Public Input Meetings

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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is holding three meetings to gather input from the public regarding playground and pool improvements at Waite Park.  The first meeting will be focused primarily on proposed playground improvements.  We will be exploring a few concepts and play feature options and coming up with ideas to help formulate a preferred concept. The second meeting will be held to present a single, refined concept for the playground based on user input from the initial meeting.  Discussion for the planned wading pool upgrades will also take place at the second meeting, exploring a few concept ideas.  The third meeting will be held to present a single, refined concept for the wading pool based on user input from the second meeting.  

Meeting Date 1: July 18th, 2013 (Playground Discussion)
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Waite Park Recreation Building, 1810 34th Avenue, NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Meeting Date 2: August 1, 2013 (Playground and Pool Discussion)
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Waite Park Recreation Building, 1810 34th Avenue, NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Meeting Date 3: TBD (pool Discussion)

Please join us and share your ideas and concerns. Thank you!

NE Ride 2013 Photos

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NE Ride Photo Booth Photos available here: http://WaiteParkCC.org/neride2013/

Thank you to all those who participated in the NE Ride today and stopped at the highest point in Minneapolis, at Deming Heights (how about that hill, huh?)! The Waite Park Community Council sponsored a stop along the route to help riders replenish, relax and get their photo taken in our NE Photo Booth!

A big thanks to the NECDC volunteers, WPCC volunteers (especially Alita Began), and Caroline Beard for the great photos!

Look for a possible return of the NE Photo Booth at the Waite Park Fall Festival & Push Cart Derby, in September.