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Logan Park Garden Tool Swap May 14, 2022 9am

Logan Park Garden Tool Swap – May 14, 2022 9am -12pm
Logan Park Neighborhood Association is partnering again with the City of Minneapolis to host the Garden Tool Swap. On Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., neighbors can bring any unwanted garden and yard tools (shovels, trowels, rakes, etc.), pots and planters, gardening and plant books, garden art and décor, bird houses/feeders, gloves, potting mixes, seeds, etc. to the Garden Tool Swap.

Items not allowed include: chemicals of any kind (chemical fertilizers, pesticides, weed killers, bug killers, etc.), mowers or power tools, broken items, items too large to carry (like ladders) and used soil from yard or garden (pots must be empty). Solid Waste & Recycling will handle the disposal of any unusable items.

Mural Celebration Event November 6, 2021

Mural Celebration Event
New murals are complete at Beltrami Park, Logan Park, and Northeast Park! Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), BNC, LPNA, NEPNA, and your Northeast neighbors and public art appreciators for a Grand Unveiling Event at Northeast Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2-4 pm!

The event will feature live music, entertainment, food, and drink for everyone to enjoy!  The celebration will be held next to the mural painted on the exterior of the restroom building along 14th Avenue NE, between Pierce and Buchanan Streets NE.

About the Murals

The murals were designed and painted by Northeast Minneapolis-based Creatives After Curfew. Artists include Maiya Lea Hartman, Leslie Barlow, Maria Robinson, Clau Valentino, Silent Fox, Thomasina Topbear (City Mischief), with coordination by Taylan De Johnette and Tricia Heuring.

Details were based on community engagement done by the artists and neighborhood organizations. Each mural highlights people, diversity, equity and inclusion in Northeast Minneapolis, while reflecting the identity, personality and uniqueness of each neighborhood. MPRB staff applied an anti-graffiti coating on top of the murals after they were completed.

Logan Park mural is located on the south-facing wall of Logan Recreation Center. Sponsored, funded and maintained by Logan Park Neighborhood Association.

Beltrami Park mural is located on the north-facing wall of the main park building, next to the playground and wading pool. Sponsored, funded and maintained by Beltrami Neighborhood Council.

Northeast Athletic Field Park mural is located on the restroom building just north of 14th Avenue NE, between two baseball fields. The design wraps around all four exterior walls. Sponsored, funded and maintained by Northeast Park Neighborhood Association.

Clean Sweep 9.18.21

CleanSweep is Back! September 18, 2021 9AM-NOON
Logan Park Neighborhood Association has held a neighborhood CleanSweep almost every year for a quarter of a century. After last year’s hiatus, we’re back at it! And we need your help! Join us Saturday, September 18 from 9AM to noon. It’s sure to be a fun, community event that truly makes a difference!  Plan to wear light or brightly colored, protective clothing as well as gloves and hard-soled shoes with good ankle support. Sunscreen is encouraged as we’ll be outside for the duration of the CleanSweep. A long-sleeved top and long pants are recommended.

The Minneapolis CleanSweep program is a partnership effort between Solid Waste and Recycling and the Logan Park community to help clean up your neighborhood. The entire community can clean out garages, sheds, attics, basements, yards, alleyways and boulevards leaving your area sparkling! Leave your items for pick up in your normal refuse area by 9AM on September 18.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS include: arm chair, ashes-cold (double bag), clothing (unusable rags) couch, (under 50% metal – no hide-a-bed), carpet, dresser, end table, food scraps furniture parts, glass-broken (double bag, paper, then plastic), household garbage, litter, pet droppings (double bagged), polystyrene foam, saw dust (double bagged), storm doors-wood, venetian blinds, wood storm windows, wood chairs, wood table.

We need volunteers!  Volunteers should meet at the Logan Park Performance Pavilion at 8:45 am on September 18th.  Volunteers will be provided coffee,donuts, and lunch!

There’s A New Performance Pavilion in the Park!

There’s A New Performance Pavilion in the Park!
If you’ve been by Logan Park recently, you’ve noticed something different: a brand-new performance pavilion! The pavilion has been three years in the making, and on Sunday, August 22, 2021 volunteers from the neighborhood, Spark-Y, and members of the Edison High School football team came together to help hoist the massive timbers into place. The timber framed structure will provide space for outdoor gatherings as well as stage performances in the park. Participants and spectators for the many athletic events and activities in Logan Park will also be able to enjoy the pavilion as a gathering area.

Funding for the pavilion was provided by NRP funds, Elim Church, People for Parks, local businesses, and individual donations. This project would not have been possible without numerous, dedicated volunteers and the following community partners: Clark Bremer, Jon Duesman (MPRB), Carrie Christensen (MPRB), Pat Vogel, Mike Ferrin, Kevin Reich,  Mike Vennewitz, Spark-Y Youth Labs (Miranda Wood, Tatiana Hakanson, Sam Menzies), David Salzar and the Edison Football Team. Additional recognition to be made in the October 2021 newsletter.

We are still accepting donations (any amount helps) to help offset the increased costs.
LPNA is a 501c3. Donations are tax-deductible.

Donate to the Pavilion Fund

Logan Park Performance Pavilion Coming this Summer!

Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) with Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) intends to build a timber framed  performance pavilion at Logan Park this Summer! As part of our Neighborhood Priority Planning Process over the last two years, the community has identified Park Projects as a top priority, and creating a focal point for the neighborhood. 

The pavilion will serve multiple purposes. It will serve as a picnic shelter; where residents, schools, and community groups gather for picnics and outdoor events. Participants and spectators for the many athletic activities in the park will enjoy the pavilion as a shady area as well. Perhaps most exciting is the opportunity for performance activities, and bringing a whole new level of engagement to the park and neighborhood. LPNA will work with MPRB to develop programming with local artists and community groups to expand on our already well-attended events such as Movies in the Park and Jazz in the Park.

The most important thing our new performance pavilion will bring is a greater sense of community for all Logan Park residents. We need your help to turn this vision into a reality!  How you can help:

· If you would like to help build the pavilion, please contact us at [email protected]   with your availability between August 14th – 21st.

· If you would like to provide meals for volunteers, please let us know.

· And finally, if you would like to help fund this project, we need donations!  The following donation thresholds will receive exciting ‘thank you’ gifts – $20 / $50 / $100!  More details to come!

Rendering of the pavilion

Mural Visioning Walk on June 13th at 1 pm

Join us for a Mural Visioning Walk on June 13th at 1 pm! 

Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA), Beltrami Neighborhood Council (BNC), Northeast Park Neighborhood Association (NEPNA) has selected Creatives After Curfew to paint murals on the buildings in Logan Park, Beltrami Park, and Northeast Park this year!

The artists want to kick off the project and meet with neighbors to get ideas for the mural designs through a special “Mural Visioning Walk” on Sunday, June 13th. Meet outside the Logan Park Recreation Center at 1 pm and walk with your neighbors to each mural location. There will be activities and prizes along the way! Meet the artists, share your ideas, and see the planned mural sites.

Schedule for June 13 (if you prefer to drive, bike, or skip the walk)

1:00 pm: Logan Park

1:30 pm: Beltrami Park

2:00 pm: Northeast Park