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:
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)
Meeting at Logan Park Recreation CenterThe Logan Park Walking Club has transitioned to a monthly walking clean up of the Logan Park Neighborhood. Meet your neighbors at Logan Park Recreation Center on Saturday June 19th to clean up the neighborhood. Glove and supplies will be provided.
LPNA has identified public art as a neighborhood priority. LPNA is working with Beltrami and NE Park Neighborhoods on a mural program for 2021. The first secured space is Jackson Flats Building, 901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.
Jac Flats Mural
The RFQ for submissions for the mural at the Jac Flats building have gone out (see below). Artspace sent out to the artists in Jac Flats first and then the artists in their other spaces/communities. After March 25, 2021, we will convene representatives from LPNA and Artspace to review the submissions and narrow it down to 3 muralists.
Stipend – $5,000 total (for artist, materials, maintenance etc.)
Logan Park Neighborhood Association invites experienced public artists/teams to submit qualifications for the design and installation of a unique mural at Artspace Jackson Flats located at 901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. We would like to bring a message of community and racial justice, with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion to this project. The mural will engage and help to enrich the neighborhood with public art.
Qualifications or requirements
This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to experienced Minnesota-based public artists/teams. Priority will be given to Minneapolis artists/teams, artists from the BIPOC community, and those who have mural experience. Applicants are welcome from the state of Minnesota and should have an understanding of or experience with murals and public art installations that address racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants must be willing to work through a community engagement process for design and implementation.
Logan Park Shelter Initiative Updated 2.5.21 In the summer of 2020, Logan Park was the location of one of many encampments of unsheltered populations in parks throughout Minneapolis. Community members, both housed and unhoused, faced numerous chal-lenges in accessing needed resources and support.
The board of the LPNA has expressed a desire to work together to better understand the needs of unsheltered community members and prepare an action plan for neighborhood actions that can be undertaken to support the sheltered and unsheltered community. LPNA steering committee members have developed a contract and scope of work with Asakura Robinson to facilitate the project. This contract has now been approved by the LPNA Board and vetted/approved by Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) staff. LPNA and Asakura Robinson have part-nered on other projects in the past and have built a relationship which we believe will help with this im-portant work.
We expect the project to take place over the next six months. An interim findings deliverable will be created after three months and an action plan document will be developed at the end of the project , which we will share widely.
An initial planning meeting is occurring at the end of January to review potential group makeup, document member expectations, review questions for initial interviews, and start planning out meetings and timelines.Anyone who has already expressed interest in being part of the initiative can expect to be contacted in early February by phone or email. If you would like updates on the initiative, sign up for our email list.
Whether for you or a special someone, original art makes a great holiday gift! One of the things that makes Logan Park so special is the talented artists that live and work here. Many of which have studios in the following buildings and will be open for business through Wednesday.
Logan Park Neighborhood Association hosts an annual lighting contest. As the days get shorter and colder, extra neighborhood lighting brings warmth and brightness to our community.
Lights of Logan Lighting Contest 2020 Sunday December 13th, 5pm
Have you house/yard lights on by 5pm to be considered for judging. Top 3 homes will receive a $50 gift card! Winners will be announced in the January newsletter. Sponsored by Logan Park Neighborhood Association.
Give to the Max for Logan Park! Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) is a 501c3, serving the Logan Park neighborhood, in the heart of the NE Minneapolis Arts Disctrict. We advocate for our community and connect people to resources. We host monthly community meetings that bring people together, spark ideas, and lead to actions that improve our neighborhood. Some of our recent work includes pedestrian alley signs, rain gardens, a forgivable loan program, wading pool enhancements, neighborhood clean ups, monthly newsletters, and a podcast series. We also have active committees including the Priorities Planning committee, Street Safety committee, a Development committee, and a newly established Shelter work-group.
As part of our Shelter work group, we would like to create a planning document that includes action items for the neighborhood and our government and non profit partners.
Are you looking for ways to record community memories in these changing times? Are you considering an oral history or community storytelling project?
Join the Hennepin County Library Special Collections archivist for a free, virtual class—Gathering Community Stories —to learn tips and tools for recording, preserving, and making accessible community stories. The class will be held Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 – 8pm. Register on the library’s website and the Microsoft Teams link will be emailed to you before class. www.hclib.org
Wednesday October 21st · LPNA General Meeting · 7pm Meeting Link or dial in +1312-626-6799, Meeting ID 865 8733 0550
Agenda: Follow up to September’s Housing Discussion, Confirmed Guests: Sue Watlov Philips (MICHAH), Representatives from Envision, Elim Church pastors.
Invited: Junail Anderson Freeman (Freedom from the Streets, Logan Encampment permit holder), CM Kevin Reich, Rep. Jordan, Senator Dziedzic, Park Commissioner French and Meyer, Commissioner Fernando, 2nd Precinct Representatives.
Discussion on long term housing and shelter , introduction by Sue Watlov Phillips – Executive Director for Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition for Affordable Housing – featuring guests Senator Kari Dziedzic, Representative Sydney Jordan, Council Member Kevin Reich, Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando, & Elim Church pastors
NOTE: The public is welcome at all LPNA meetings. All meetings are accessible and requests for special accommodations at LPNA meetings may be made by contacting us no less than one week prior to the event. Please contact LPNA with specific requests.
As a board, we commit to engaging with our city, county, and state representatives to advocate that resources and services are provided to the encampment to ensure the safety of the sheltered and unsheltered residents of Logan Park. With homelessness becoming increasingly visible in Minneapolis, the Logan Park Neighborhood Association Board supports the operation of the Logan Park encampment, as permitted by the Minneapolis Park Board and administered by Junail Anderson. During the course of the encampment’s administration, we commit to engagement with local police, city, county, state, and park officials to ensure that the encampment remains safe and well organized.
We do not believe that park encampments are suitable long-term solutions, and demand effective, pragmatic solutions from the city of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the state of Minnesota that will result in sheltering the encampment residents in safe transitional housing as well as long-term housing. We commit to engaging with Junail on a regular basis to maintain visibility into encampment needs, including supplies and specific advocacy actions needed to ensure they are able to operate effectively and peaceably.
-The LPNA Board of Directors 9.3.2020
Please continue to contact your elected officials to share your feedback and ask for permanent, long-term housing for our unsheltered neighbors in the encampment. You can find a template letter here. or download here.
You can also email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com with your feedback, if you would like to learn more, or get involved.
Sue Watlov Phillips is the Executive Director of Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH), and before that she was the ED of Elim Transitional Housing based out of Elim church and involved with the NE Food Shelf. She has provided a very detailed report on the history of homelessness.