Logan Park hosts 2016 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration

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Help plant 130 new trees in Logan Park!

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Event features free food for kids, beer garden, food trucks and much more

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), Northeast Minneapolis neighbors and tree lovers of all ages at the 2016 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration at Logan Park on Friday, April 29, 4-8 pm. This spectacular celebration of trees offers something fun for the whole family and the opportunity to help plant more than 130 new trees at Logan Park.

The party starts at 4 pm with landscape-scale yard games like giant checkers using tree cookies, tree-sized ladder golf and giant Kubb, bucket truck rides and rope-and-saddle tree climbing supervised by professional arborists. For kids, there will be a tree-themed nature play zone, bounce house and free dinner sponsored by Minneapolis Public Schools from 4 pm to 6 pm (people aged 18 and under while supplies last).

Arborists will lead waves of tree planting excursions throughout the park beginning at every half hour interval between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Family-friendly kickball games and a free concert by Your Community Band begin at 5 pm, and a special tree planting ceremony is scheduled for6 pm. The MPRB Forestry Department will leave a large pile of free woodchips at the park for the public to take home and use in their yards and gardens.

The MPRB is also partnering with Brewing a Better Forest to offer a beer garden featuring local breweries 612 Brew, Fair State, Dangerous Man and Sociable Cider Werks, and coffee from Matchbox Coffee Shop. The Bacon-Me-Crazy and Simply Steve’s food trucks will be cooking up and selling delicious treats along 13th Avenue beginning at 4 pm.

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Logan Park

Arbor Day At-A-Glance

When: Friday, April 29, 4-8 pm

Where: Logan Park, 690 13th Ave. NE

Activities: Kickball, tree planting, bucket truck rides, bounce house, tree climbing, yard games, nature play zone, free woodchips, Adopt-A-Tree program through Brewing a Better Forest

Music: Your Community Band, a large brass marching ensemble borne out of Powderhorn’s infamous May Day Parade, will perform beginning at 5 pm

Food/Drink: Food trucks, free healthy dinners for kids under 18 provided by Minneapolis Public Schools, beer garden featuring local craft breweries and coffee

Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to help run the many activities planned. Please emailvolunteers@minneapolisparks.org to sign up for a 90-minute shift!

Fun Fact: The 45th parallel, which marks the exact halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole, runs directly through Logan Park.