Start planning now for youth and family summer activities. There are many activities available this summer and now is the time to begin plans and sign up for activities. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Spring and Summer Park Highlights guide is full of fun facts and activity ideas to help kids and families explore the parks and recreation centers. Copies are available at recreation centers and libraries and an electronic version is available at minneapolisparks.org. There is something for everyone!
Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL) is a non-profit organization, located in Webber-Camden neighborhood, that is dedicated to reducing juvenile crime and violence by giving kids a safe place to play, positive role models, and creative activities to engage in—all for free. Visit their website at minneapolispal.org or call 612-673-3447 for more information on this summer’s programs and schedule.
Webber Park Pool is scheduled to open this summer and will be the nation’s first public swimming pool to have a natural filtration system that will use plants in a nearby pond rather than chemicals to treat the water. Stay tuned for updates and grand opening information.
Outdoor music in the parks will begin in May and run thru September. More than 200 free concerts will be performed in various parks throughout the city this summer. Check out mplsmusicandmovies.com for the full schedule, posted mid-May.
Many of our local churches also offer summer programming. Check your neighborhood church for information on what’s available.
Summer safety: Reporting to 911 and 311
It is important that we take responsibility for our community and neighbors. We urge you to call 911 in all situations where you are a victim of a crime, witness to a crime, or see suspicious activity. Call 311 to report issues you see in the neighborhood that need attention such as potholes, litter, graffiti, long grass, etc. Reports filed in our system about crimes and livability issues help the City and County distribute extra resources, including patrols in crime hot spots. City crews are working hard to address these issues, but they need to know where attention is most needed – the squeaky wheel gets the grease and we don’t do ourselves any favors by complaining amongst ourselves! Please utilize city resources and when in doubt, just call and report. Stay informed and sign up for summer safety tips and alerts from your Crime Prevention Specialist. Visit minneapolismn.gov/police for crime prevention tips, resources, alerts and contact information for your neighborhood’s CPS.
4th Ward E-Newsletter
Sign up for the 4th Ward email newsletter at public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MPLS/subscriber/new?
Enter your email address; under “subscription topics” select “Ward 4-Barbara Johnson” under City Council then submit.