Logan Park Pavilion

Logan Park Pavilion Photos, photo credit Ben Durrant, 12/14/21

Pavilion with December sunset
Pavilion in the December moonlight

Update 9.30.21

Join us on Wednesday October 13 ,2021 from 6pm-7:30pm at the Logan Park
Performance Pavilion! We will celebrate our donors and volunteers with
treats from MN Nice Cream and music from the Southside Aces.

Performance Pavilion Updates 9.22.21

Performance Pavilion Updates 9.1.21

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is button_donate.png

Performance Pavilion Updates 7.15.21 – Build moving forward August 14th!

Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) with Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and Spark-Y intends to build a timber-framed performance pavilion at Logan Park this summer. We need your help to turn this vision into a reality!

LPNA has secured over $50,000 for this project, but we are still short of our funding goal. Your individual donation will bring us one step closer to creating this wonderful new space for the neighborhood. To donate:

In addition to monetary donations to help fund the pavilion, we are looking for volunteers to help build the pavilion between August 14th – August 21st. We are seeking individuals to sign up for shifts either 9:00 AM – Noon or 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Lunch to be provided! To volunteer:

Finally, if you would like to provide lunch for the volunteers during the week of the build, please contact us at [email protected] 

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.

Performance Pavilion Updates – Pavilion Engagement Meeting 4.21.21

The Logan Park priorities committee is working to move forward with the pavilion project in 2021. We will be hosting another engagement meeting on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021. Please join us via zoom, email [email protected] for the link

Performance Pavilion Updates 5.5.2020

Because of planning complications due to Covid-19, we have postponed the construction of our performance pavilion to the Summer of 2021. 

We are still accepting feedback from the neighborhood, please email comments to [email protected].

Performance Pavilion Updates 4.10.2020

Logan Park Pavilion Project: Community Engagement— April 15th, 7pm
Online Zoom Meeting

Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) is planning to build a Timber Framed Pavilion & Performance Space in Logan Park this summer

 Join us on April 15th to ask questions and provide feedback!

As part of our neighborhood priority planning process, park-related projects was identified as one of 5 general priority areas. We then conducted a neighborhood brain-storming idea session and solicited specific project ideas from residents through our monthly newsletter, email list and social media.

We held a published general neighborhood vote in February 2019 approving the list of projects. The priority plan was approved by the city in July 2019. The process and the final approved plan are available on the LPNA website.

The pavilion would serve as a picnic shelter as well as a performance stage for music and other performances in the park. Currently, Logan Park does not have a picnic shelter. Participants and spectators for the many athletic activities within the park will enjoy the pavilion as a shady gathering area.

LPNA has committed a minimum of $35,000 towards this project from our NRP funds. LPNA has received a grant of $15,000 from People for Parks.  LPNA will also seek in-kind contributions from local businesses and the NE Tool Library for materials and equipment rental. LPNA resident and timber framer, Clark Bremer, is donating his time and expertise to this project. Spark-Y Youth Action Labs (based in Logan Park) is partnering with us as a youth training activity. Residents and community members will be encouraged to volunteer throughout the project to help build as well as provide meals and support for the workers. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the structure.

We plan to start site work preparation in the spring of 2020, with completion scheduled for late summer 2020.

Visit loganparkneighborhood.org to listen to the LPNA podcast featuring Pavilion project lead, Clark Bremer.

Proyecto de Pabellón de Logan Park: Participación Comunitaria – 20 de abril, 7 de la

Reunión en línea por Zoom
La Asociación del Barrio de Logan Park (Logan Park Neighborhood Association o LPNA en
inglés) planea edificar un pabellón de armazón de madero y lugar de funciones en Logan Park este verano.

¡Únete a nosotros el 15 de abril para hacer preguntas y proveer reacciones!
Como parte de nuestro proceso de planear para la priorización del barrio, los proyectos
relacionado a los parques se identificaron como una de las áreas de prioridad general.
Entonces conducimos una sesión de lluvia de ideas del barrio y solicitamos unas ideas de
proyectos específicos por los residentes a través nuestro boletín informativo mensual, lista de correo electrónico, y redes sociales.

Celebramos y se publicó una votación general del barrio en febrero de 2019 aprobando la lista de proyectos. El plan de priorización que se aprobó por la ciudad en julio de 2019. El proceso y el plan final aprobado están disponibles en el sitio web de LPNA.

El pabellón serviría como refugio de picnic además como un escenario para música y otras
funciones en el parque. Actualmente, Logan Park no tiene un refugio de picnic. Participantes y espectadores para varias actividades atléticas dentro del parque disfrutarán el pabellón como un lugar sombreado de concurrentes.

LPNA se asignó un mínimo de $35.000 hacia éste proyecto por nuestro fondos del Programa de Revitalización del Barrio (NRP en inglés). LPNA ha recibido un subsidio de $15.000 por People for Parks (Gente para los Parques). LPNA también buscará contribuciones en especie por negocios locales y la biblioteca de herramientas al noreste de Minneapolis para materiales y equipos de alquiler. Residente de LPNA y obrero de armazones de madera, Clark Bremer,
dona su tiempo y pericia en este proyecto. El Laboratorio Juvenil de Acción Spark-Y (Spark-YYouth Action Lab en inglés), basado en Logan Park, se une con nosotros como una actividad de entrenamiento juvenil. Residentes y miembros de la comunidad se animarían a que se ofrezcan como voluntarios durante todo del proyecto a ayudar construir además proveer comida y apoyo a los obreros. El directorio de Parques y Recreación de Minneapolis será responsable para el mantenimiento continuo de la estructura.

Planeamos empezar la preparación del trabajo in situ en la primavera de 2020, con la
finalización fijada a finales del verano de 2020.

Visita loganparkneighborhood.org para escuchar el podcast de LPNA en que aparece el líder del proyecto del pabellón, Clark Bremer.

Performance Pavilion Updates 2.13.2020

Updates 2.13.2020

Performance Pavilion 

We have updated renderings to share and are excited to engage the community!  We are inviting the community to provide feedback  at the March 18th. 2020 Community Meeting, 7pm @ Logan Park.  

Update 9.2.2019

The first few projects from our Priority Plan are getting underway!

Performance Pavilion in the Park – Park Board representatives are enthusiastic and supportive of the Pavilion concept. The main use of the structure will be as a picnic shelter but it is also being designed to accommodate outdoor performances. LPNA will provide half of the funding and is seeking grants and donations for the rest.

Action Plans for several other projects are being reviewed and researched.