Spectacular slate of activities will accompany massive tree planting effort at Logan Park April 29
Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), Northeast Minneapolis neighbors and tree lovers of all ages at the 2016 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration at Logan Park on Friday, April 29, 4-8 pm. This spectacular celebration of trees offers something fun for the whole family and the opportunity to help plant more than 130 new trees at Logan Park.
People for Parks generously provided the trees that will be planted at the 2016 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration in memory of Carl T. Remick, Jr. Don’t miss this unique celebration of trees, spring and community on April 29, 4-8 pm at Logan Park in Northeast Minneapolis!
The party starts at 4 pm with landscape-scale yard games like giant checkers using tree cookies, tree-sized ladder golf and giant Kubb, bucket truck rides and rope-and-saddle tree climbing supervised by professional arborists. For kids, there will be a tree-themed nature play zone, bounce house and free dinner sponsored by Minneapolis Public Schools from 4 pm to 6 pm (people aged 18 and under while supplies last).
Arborists will lead waves of tree planting excursions throughout the park beginning at every half hour interval between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Family-friendly kickball games and a free concert by Your Community Band begin at 5 pm, and a special tree planting ceremony is scheduled for 6 pm. The MPRB Forestry Department will leave a large pile of free woodchips at the park for the public to take home and use in their yards and gardens.
The MPRB is also partnering with Brewing a Better Forest to offer a beer garden featuring local breweries 612 Brew, Fair State, Dangerous Man and Sociable Cider Werks, and coffee from Matchbox Coffee Shop. The Bacon-Me-Crazy and Simply Steve’s food trucks will be cooking up and selling delicious treats along 13th Avenue beginning at 4 pm.
Arbor Day attendees are encouraged to sign up for Brewing a Better Forest’s Adopt-A-Tree program, in which people can sign up to water one of the park’s new trees over the summer in exchange for a token that can be redeemed for a free beer or coffee from a number of participating local breweries and coffee shops.
People for Parks is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Chriss Joyce. She is the founder of Exponential Impact Consulting and most recently has been working as a Marketing and Development Consultant serving mission driven non-profits and small businesses in the Twin Cities metro area. She is also the Executive Director of MACDL, the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Her role as Development Chair on Reclaim's Board of Directors has given her key insights into non-profit decision making and leadership. A self-proclaimed Jill-of-All-Trades with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of industries including non-profit, loyalty, government, manufacturing, software, travel, and tourism. Chriss' experience combined with her Masters education in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University allows her to quickly assess an organization's most critical needs. Described as enthusiastic and solution oriented, she consistently goes above and beyond! Chriss, her wife Meredith and their 3 year old son Oliver lived in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis for more than 11 years.
People for Parks is deeply rooted in the Minneapolis Parks and their communities. Neighborhood parks provide resources for learning, activity, and friendship, along with a connection to nature and open spaces. We support the proposed solution between the MPRB and MCC that would allow for significant, long-term sustainable funding for our neighborhood parks without requiring a voter referendum.