- Published: 02 July 2015
We are excited to be bringing you a new, more laid back and low cost neighborhood festival this year. However, being laid back and low cost still requires some effort! We’re looking for some volunteers to help primarily with activities for the kids- inflatables, games and the Cookie Walk. If you can spare an hour to help, we’d love to hear from you. Please check out our online sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48afaf2da6f49-2015 to choose a time slot. Each volunteer will receive a $3 coupon to use with one of the vendors.
Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you and having a great neighborhood event on July 30.
- Published: 01 July 2015
Kenny and surrounding neighborhoods have recently seen a spike in two different types of thefts – packages being stolen after delivery by UPS and other carriers, and theft of items left for recycling and garbage pickup. In one instance someone came on to a resident’s property and took items that were not for recycling.
Here’s what each of us can be doing to prevent thefts AND assist the police in making arrests. Please also see the attached pdf for more tips.
REPORT all incidents as soon as possible to the police by calling 9-1-1.
Package Delivery Thefts:
- If a package theft issue, contact the company that you purchased the item from, then the Delivery Company, and then 9-1-1 with any known details. ALL delivery companies work with the police to identify and stop these types of thefts.
- If you have an order for delivery of a special item (family heirloom, jewelry, etc.) consider other options for delivery of the package as detailed in the delivery package options provided by our Crime Prevention Specialist.
Theft of Recycling, Garbage, and Other Property:
- Always keep your garage doors locked and secured unless you are in the immediate vicinity of the garage.
- Consider installing motion activated lighting to alert you when someone has entered the property.
- Do not put out valuable recycling items until just before scheduled pick up.
- If you do see a scrapper going up and down the alley, taking things out of the garbage cans or recycling bins, or going onto private property, call 9-1-1 immediately. (This will alert the police to any patterns of activity and allow them to provide extra patrols in the area.)
For more Information contact Kenny’s crime prevention specialist, or click on one of the resource links listed:
Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct
3101 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Crime prevention resources: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/
Crime maps and statistics: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/
- Published: 28 June 2015
The 1st Annual Kickin' Back Kickball Tournament will take place at the Kickin' Back at Kenny Summer Festival on July 30.
Gather your friends, family and neighbors and put together a team. We're looking for 8 teams of 14 players ages 8+.
Team registration encouraged by July 16.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
- Published: 28 June 2015
We're changing things up this year and kickin' back for a good old-fashioned family picnic in the park!
Thursday, July 30
1328 W. 58th St.
Please join us for a relaxed evening at the park having dinner with the family, visiting with neighbors and playing with the kids!
We'll have low cost hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and veggie burgers
Back by popular demand: mini donuts and sno-conesNEW this year: fruit, veggies and other healthy sides
Cash only- no credit cards or those pesky tickets
We have a variety of activities for the kiddos planned - ALL FREE! New: Pop-Up Park including arts and crafts, board games, hula hoops, etc. We'll also have two bounce houses, carnival games, a Cookie Walk, MIA Art Activity, MPRB Naturalist and the Yum Power Cart.
For adults we've got the Annual Kenny Car Show.
Local band, Space Heater, will be playing covers and some original music.
Mark your calendars and make plans to kick back and join us!
- Published: 28 June 2015
The Minneapolis Park and & Recreation Board (MPRB) is undergoing what may be the most comprehensive planning effort in its 130 year history. Minneapolis residents are encouraged to get involved and help the MPRB with three distinct, yet deeply intertwined projects: RecQuest, Service Area Master Plans, and Closing the Gap: Investing in our Neighborhood Parks.
Learn more and have your voice heard by attending an upcoming public meeting.
Tues., July 28
Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 W. Minnehaha Pkwy.
IF YOU VALUE KENNY PARK, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS AND SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK! If you are unable to attend the meeting for Kenny Park on July 28, please attend one of the other sessions listed below.
- 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W. 26th St. (Focus: Whittier Park)
- 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 13, Painter Recreation Center, 620 W. 34th St. (Focus: Fuller Park and Painter Park)
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, Loring Community Center, 1382 Willow St. (Focus: Loring Park)
- 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S. (Focus: Bryant Square Park, Lyndale Farmstead Park and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park)
- 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W. Minnehaha Parkway (Focus: Armatage Park, Kenny Park, Lynnhurst Park and Windom South Park)
Closing the Gap - Investing in Our Neighborhood Parks
Closing the Gap looks at the impacts that deferred maintenance - or delaying regular upkeep past the point of repair - has had on the 157 neighborhood parks in Minneapolis.
RecQuest - An In-depth Look at Recreation Centers
RecQuest will provide an in-depth assessment of the 47 community recreation centers, including programs and services, to determine if the centers are meeting our community's current needs as well as projected needs 20-30 years into the future.
Master Plans - A Look at the Outdoor Facilities Within the Parks
Master plans are documents that use community input to create both long-term vision and key elements of an area. The master plan typically addresses how the area will be managed and operated, and sets priorities and budget estimates for realistically setting the plan in motion.
To subscribe to receive emails from MPRB about one or more of the initiatives, visit www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, enter your email, then select the project(s) you are interested in under the "Planning" section.