NE Ride 2014 Photo Booth at Waite Park

Waite Park Photo Booth @ NE Ride 2014

NE Ride Photo Booth Photos available here:

Thank you to all those who braved the rain and participated in the NE Ride today!

The Waite Park Community Council sponsored a stop along the route to help riders replenish, step out of the rain for a bit and get their photo taken in our NE Photo Booth (garage)!

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

Look for a possible return of the Photo Booth this fall at the 6th Annual Waite Park Pushcart Derby.

3rd Annual Northeast Ride: A creative cycling tour through NE

The Northeast Ride, slated for June 14 from 9am - 2pm, will take cyclists on a tour of Northeast Minneapolis, stopping at each of the 13 neighborhoods throughout NE. 

The Waite Park Neighborhood stop will feature a photo booth for riders to remember the event by and snacks to recharge with.

Hosted by the NECDC, and co-sponsored in part by the Waite Park Community Council (WPCC).

Ride starts at NE Armory (
1025 NE Broadway) and ends at Indeed Brewery. For a detailed map of the ride route, visit:
Entry fee is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. To learn more or register today, visit:

Waite Park Voice Newsletter: June/July 2014

WPVoice_June-July_2014-thumbnail.jpgWatch your mailboxes for the June-July issue of the Waite Park Voice!

This issues features information on the NE Ride, NE Parade, Open Streets on Central, and more!

Download the current issue here: 

Feedback and submissions can be sent to Editorial submissions for the August-September 2014 issue are due no later than Friday, July 14.

The Waite Park Voice is mailed to the 2,350 addresses in the Waite Park neighborhood, government officials, local businesses, and other neighborhood organizations. Additional copies are available at the Waite Park Recreation Center and local businesses.

Waite Park Neighborhood Social Event & Movie in the Park


Monday, June 9th - Social Event begins at 7pm Toy Story begins at Dusk

The Waite Park Community Council is hosting a social event prior to the Movie in the Park on June 9. Please join us beginning at 7pm for yard games, the famous jumpy castle, and free dessert. Socialize with your neighbors and meet a few new people on a beautiful summer night in Waite Park.

Check out the entire Minneapolis Music & Movies in the Parks Schedule by visiting

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.