Make plans to join us at our annual fall get together!
Saturday, Sept. 12
11 a.m – 3 p.m.Pershing Park (48th St & Chowen Ave S)
We’ll start off with bike decorating (10:30 a.m.), a bike parade (10:45 a.m.) and then a Bike Rodeo sponsored by Minneapolis Park Police (11 a.m.).
Want to relax before the festivities? Try our FREE Yoga in the Park by YogaFit Studios. Meet near the Pershing basketball courts at 10 a.m. No pre-registration is required; bring a mat or towel.
At 11 a.m. we’ll really get moving with music, kids activities, adult attractions and great food. Please see our Festival Flyer for more detailed information.
Mark you calendars and meet us there!
Planning is underway for the Lake Calhoun / Lake Harriet future vision and improvement process. Public opinion is an important component to the success of the project. Let the MPRB know how you use the parks by completing the survey, available until August 15.
Learn more about the planning process at the MPRB’s project page.
The Fulton Fall Festival Silent Auction, scheduled for Sept. 12, is a great way to show your support in the community, along with getting your name out there on a business level. It’s also a great way to raise money for projects to enhance our neighborhood!
Donation Ideas: In past auctions, individuals & local businesses have generously donated wonderful items ranging from a 1 year family membership to the Walker Art Center, paddle board lessons on the lake, various event tickets, gift certificates for services, restaurants & shops around town, gift baskets, classes for adults, children’s camps, to jewelry & pottery. We will prominently display brochures &/or business cards with your donation. You’ll also be listed as a contributor in the Fulton Neighborhood Newsletter distributed to 2,500+ homes and businesses!
Please click here for more information and contact Sheila Sager at email@example.com or (612) 840-2233 if you have any questions or would like to make a donation.
A U of M student is conducting a Master’s Thesis project and is administering a survey to Southwest Minneapolis residents about the importance of neighborhood heritage. She reached out to the neighborhood association asking for help distributing the survey and will share the results with us to help us better understand the needs and priorities of the neighborhood.
If you are interested in helping, here is a link to the survey (please complete by Sept. 1): https://umn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40ldE75vDG1KSIR.
Keep reading for more information and a message from the student:
What makes your neighborhood special?
Please take this opportunity to be part of a research study about the character of your neighborhood and the places you feel are important to it. The purpose of this study is to better understand the similarities and differences between the Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods through the experience of residents. Most importantly, it is a chance to express your views and contribute to the conversation about what makes your neighborhood special. The results of this study will be made available to the Southwest Minneapolis community so that the participating neighborhoods can appreciate the diversity of resident views.
This study is being conducted by Madelyn Sundberg from the University of Minnesota for her Master of Science in Architecture: Heritage Conservation and Preservation thesis under the guidance of Professor Greg Donofrio. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This anonymous online survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, you will be given the option to enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win an iPad Air. To participate in this survey please click the link or copy the url into your browser.
Agra Culture Kitchen has applied for upgraded liquor license to add distilled spirits to their menu choices. A public hearing has been scheduled to gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding the application.
Wed., July 22
3523 West 48th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Please see the full notice below for more information and how to submit comments if you are unable to attend the public hearing.
Public Hearing Notice for Agra Culture Kitchen
Sat., Sept. 19
9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine
If you would like to host a sale, mail registration and $5 fee (checks made payable to Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association) to:
Mary Vander Leest
4653 Aldrich Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Questions? Call Mary at 612-827-5132
Your $5 registration fee will include a group ad in the Star Tribune and your listing on sale maps.
Registration must include:
• Your name and phone number (it won’t be published, but just in case there are questions)
• Address of the sale
• Location of the sale: Front, Back, Alley or Driveway
• In five words or less, a description of your sale (e.g. kids gear, general household, sporting goods, etc.)
Deadline to register: Sept. 9
As part of the big Fulton Fall Festival, we host a Marketplace area for local artisans and entrepreneurs to have a place to show and sell their goods and services. The fee for hosting a table is $10 (free for kids 17 and under); if you need an actual table, they are available to rent for an additional $10.
Its always a fun day and a great way to meet neighbors and make connections.Download an application today!
Fulton Festival Marketplace Application 2015.
Applications due by Sept. 5.
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.
The review may result in neighborhood recreation centers being closed and/or programming being reduced. Learn more and have your voice heard by attending an upcoming public meeting.
IF YOU VALUE PERSHING PARK, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS AND SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK! If you are unable to attend the meeting for Pershing Park on June 23, please attend one of the other sessions listed below.
- 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W. 43rd St. (Focus: Linden Hills Park and Pershing Field Park)
- 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave. (Focus: Kenwood Park)
- 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.
FNA recently received a very generous donation from Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for $5,000! The church started a large renovation project and set aside funds in the budget for community outreach. They did this as a way to show their support to Fulton neighborhood and be a good partner in the community.
We would like your help in determining how to spend this incredible gift in a way that is thoughtful and in the spirit in which it was given. We have been brainstorming ideas and invite you to join us at the next FNA meeting to share your ideas and then vote on your top priorities.
The next FNA meeting will be on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park. All are welcome and we look forward to your ideas and votes.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and would still like to vote, please review the pages below and VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 6. You can send a list of your choices to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 p.m. on June 10. There are no limits on your voting- you may cast all 6 of your votes for one item or for 6 different items. You may cast all 6 of your votes in one category or spread them out in multiple categories- the choice is yours!
Pershing Park and Safety
Creek, Youth, Seniors and Environment
Community Building and Business
Fix It Fund
A Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Cooperative
Program Launches on April 27
Armatage, Fulton, Kenny and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations have joined forces to offer a new home improvement and emergency loan program.
Home Improvement Loans:
$5,000-$20,000 loan amounts
3% interest rate
No income limit
Approved Projects: most exterior and interior projects are eligible
$3,000-$8,000 loan amounts
0% interest rate; payments deferred for 5 years
Income Limit of 80% of the Area Median Income
Approved Projects: repair of imminent conditions that make a home uninhabitable
Click below to view the full program guidelines for both programs.
GUIDELINES Fulton Fix It Fund
This loan program will be administered by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC). GMHC will begin accepting phone and web inquiries at 9 a.m. on Mon., Apr. 27. Loans will be disbursed on a first-come, first served basis. This project is funded by a neighborhood program using city funds and no funds are paid in advance. Payment will be made after the work is completed, inspected, permits closed out and lien waivers collected.
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
www.gmhchousing.org (follow the prompts to Fulton Neighborhood)
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 7/8/2015
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 7/1/2015
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 6/10/2015