Temporary North Minneapolis Greenway
This summer, you will be able to experience a temporary "pop-up" demonstration of what the Greenway concept could look like in North Minneapolis. Starting June 1, a temporary greenway will be installed on the 3000-3500 blocks of Irving Ave N. Current plans call for the temporary greenway to be in place for a year so the community can assess interest in a permanent greenway.
The temporary greenway provides a unique and exciting opportunity to engage the community around the pop up greenway, and what their reactions are to the concept. There are information sessions, grants for individuals wanting to do engagement, installation activities, and a GRAND opening. Please read further for more information!
"Full Greenway" concept rendering
By the community, for the community.
This temporary project can't happen without you! Please contact Vish Vasani (vish[email protected]) or 612-673-3861, or fill out this form if you are able to volunteer for any of the following events. We need your help!
Tuesday, June 7, 5-8p
Irving Ave N near Folwell Park
Put together street furniture (hammocks, tables, benches, etc) for the Greenway. Dinner will be provided.
Paint the Pavement
Saturday, June 11, 10a-12p
3000-3500 Irving Ave N
Paint the base layer of a series of street murals designed by Juxtaposition Arts. Family friendly; kids welcome! Lunch will be provided.
Grand Opening Celebration
Grand Opening of the Temporary North Minneapolis Greenway
Saturday, June 25, 1-5p
3000-3500 Irving Ave N
Celebrate the grand opening of the Greenway with family-friendly activities, music paint-the-pavement, and food! Family friendly; kids welcome!
Help spread the word
Please help us spread the word about these upcoming events by sharing these opportunities throughout your network. Share this post on social media, knock on your neighbor's door, or post a flier about the opportunities in your local coffee shop, place of worship, or other community gathering space. Download the flier here.
Applications for funding
The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and the Northside Greenway Council, announced a funding opportunity for individuals to do community engagement around the North Minneapolis Greenway Demonstration project for the summer of 2016.
Applications for Greenway Demonstration Neighborhood Connectors (for Individuals)
Apply to be a Neighborhood Connector, an individual who lives and/or hassignificant connections to North Minneapolis. They will work to connect with their neighbors and residents living on or close to the demonstration route (3000 - 3500 Irving Ave N) or living on or close to the full greenway route to gather feedback about residents’ experience using the demonstration greenway and how a potential permanent greenway should be designed, programmed, and maintained.
Individuals will be selected on a monthly, rolling basis to receive an estimated reimbursement of $100 - $250 to conduct engagement activities. Individuals may apply for up to $500 if their engagement activities will consist of two or more community events. Applications can be sent to Ebony Adedayo - [email protected]
Learn more about the temporary Greenway Demonstration project here.