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City Launches MyStLouisPark Mobile App

updated: Monday, September 08, 2014

St. Louis Park community members have a new way to connect with the city to make service requests, contact City Council members, or receive important information from the city. The City of St. Louis Park is pleased to launch MyStLouisPark, a new civic engagement platform allowing residents to connect with their local government using a smartphone...


St. Louis Park Earns \'Best Places to Live\' Honors

updated: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Livability.com evaluated the following aspects of each community: amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation. Editors reviewed data from more than 2,000 communities across the country, and St. Louis Park ranked 27th out of 100 cities and joins Rochester as the only other Minnesota...


City Initiates Crosswalk Safety Campaign

As part of the Street Smart SLP initiative, cameras will be used to gather traffic and behavior patterns of pedestrians and vehicles, electronic signage will be placed along the roads, and if needed, additional enforcement by the Police Department will occur. The city is hoping to then evaluate information gathered over the summer and assess if any...


STEP Winter Coat Collection

updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) is collecting clean, warm winter coats and accessories to provide for our St. Louis Park neighbors in need.

STEP will have coats available to guests in October, however, due to space limitations, it is requested that collected items be delivered to STEP in September during the following times:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon


*Coat Sizes and Accessories Needed: Infant/Toddler, Children, Teen, Adult, Adult Plus
Accessories are especially needed in adult size: Boots, Gloves, Snowpants

*Please only warm winter coats; no lightweight jackets or vests.

Thank you for helping to ensure that everyone in St. Louis Park will be warm this coming winter!

For additional information please call Allison at (952) 925-4899, x.11, or allison@stepslp.org.

STEP

6812 West Lake St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426  

(952) 925-4899



Volunteer Announcers Needed for Fall Sports on ParkTV

updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Have you ever wanted to give sports announcing a try? ParkTV has an opportunity for you!Microphone

Volunteer announcers are needed for a number of Benilde-St. Margaret's fall sport teams.

If you're interested, please contact Paul Broden, ParkTV 16 program producer, at (952) 924-2635 or pbroden@stlouispark.org. There is no minimum commitment required, and scheduling can be flexible. Previous experience not required. 



Police Department Reminds You to Stop for School Buses

According to Lt. Chad Kraayenbrink, the St. Louis Park Police Department received 63 complaints of school bus stop-arm violations in 2013. This is approximately a 73 percent increase from 2012 when there were only 17 complaints received. Kraayenbrink noted the Police Department was able to issue a citation for the majority of the complaints in 2013...


Block Captains Wanted

updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The St. Louis Park Police Department is recruiting interested citizens to become Block Captains. Are you unsure if your block is organized? Contact Community Outreach Officer Erin Nordrum at (952) 924-2661 or email enordrum@stlouispark.org to see if your block is organized and for further information.

Block Captain Program information



Give Smart in the Park

updated: Monday, July 07, 2014

We know St. Louis Park residents are generous, but did you know that handing out money to panhandlers can’t meet the long-term needs of those in need of assistance? The St. Louis Park Police Department is trained in the best practices for enforcement options for panhandling and what types of behavior our officers need to watch for, but at the...


Hennepin County Offers Grants to Businesses to Increase Recycling

These grants can help with the purchase of containers, equipment purchase and installation, hauling service charges and minor improvements to loading docks and waste enclosures. Having a strong recycling program conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help a business’s bottom line, and demonstrates their commitment...


Minnehaha Creek Restoration Nearly Complete

updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Work on restoring natural curves to the Minnehaha Creek is essentially complete.

The remeandering project, which started early winter 2012, wrapped up in February 2013. As of May, a pipe was installed that brings stormwater from Excelsior Boulevard into a new treatment pond.

In all, 4,500 feet of the creek — from Louisiana Avenue to Meadowbrook Road — has been restored with this project.

It’s a continuation of a 2009 project that restored a portion of the creek east of Louisiana and also brought the Methodist Hospital boardwalk.

Returning the creek to a more natural shape slows the water down, reduces erosion and creates habitat.

For more information, visit www.minnehahacreek.org.



St. Louis Park continues graffiti crackdown

updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

St. Louis Park has seen dramatic decreases in the amount of graffiti in the community since it began tracking incidents in 2007. The department credits the public for its response and help reporting the graffiti as well as its custom-designed computer application that allows city departments and other agencies to track and compare data related...


St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts Seeks Board Members

St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and enhancing the arts in St. Louis Park. FOTA connects people and organizations around the arts, shares arts-related information and resources, and coordinates community arts programs. When it incorporated in 1995, FOTA received designation...


Tree Watering

updated: Monday, September 22, 2014

Newly planted trees: Immediately after planting, all tree roots are in the original root ball area. Until new roots grow into the soil of the planting site, water the original root ball area and just beyond this area. The root ball area may dry out faster than the surrounding soil, so check the moisture in this area frequently for the first growing...


Tree Pruning

updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

Each year the City of St. Louis Park hires a licensed and qualified tree service to prune a portion of the City's boulevard trees. This "rotational" pruning typically occurs during the winter months of January through March. The Tree Service/ contractor, Northeast Tree, Inc., hired by the city for work in 2015 and 2016, will start (Fall...


Sprinkling Ordinance Conserves Water

updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Permanent restrictions
To conserve water, St. Louis Park prohibits lawn sprinkling between noon and 6 p.m. In addition, all households and businesses must follow an odd/even schedule when sprinkling lawns. (Properties that end with an odd number sprinkle on the odd-numbered days on the calendar; properties that end with an even number sprinkle on even-numbered days.)

Additional conservation measures may be required during critical water shortages. These can include limiting watering to once every five days or banning all outdoor sprinkling. Should this situation arise, a public notice will be given.

Exceptions
New sod or seed, and newly planted shrubs, trees and landscaping are exempt from the odd/even schedule. Flower gardens are also exempt. Even in these circumstances, sprinkling must be done before noon or after 6 p.m.

Enforcement
Currently, failing to follow sprinkling restrictions can result in an initial fine of $25 with subsequent violations rising by $10. (For example, the second violation is $35; the third violation is $45, etc.).

Contact
Jay Hall | Utilities Superintendent
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 924-2557 | F: (952) 924-2560 | jhall@stlouispark.org



St. Louis Park Earns Praise From Residents

updated: Monday, March 24, 2014

Morris said that underpinning the quality of life rating is the connectedness among neighbors. Residents feel at ease with them, and more important, feel they can rely upon them if the need arose. The participation in neighborhood activities is among the highest in the metropolitan area, and the strength and cohesiveness of neighborhoods now even exceeds...


Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition

The City Council has approved a resolution to support the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition, made up of the Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Wayzata communities.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is the statewide organization that provides community support for military service members, guard, reserves, veterans and their families.

If interested in getting involved or being on the email list, visit the Coalition’s website and Facebook page.



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St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org