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As part of the Street Smart SLP initiative, cameras were used to gather traffic and behavior patterns of pedestrians and vehicles, electronic signage was placed along the roads, and if needed, additional enforcement by the Police Department occurred. The city will now evaluate information gathered over the summer and assess if any of the locations...
updated: Monday, October 20, 2014
St. Louis Park community members have a new way to connect with the city to make service requests 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 application or online at www....
updated: Friday, October 17, 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...
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...
updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014
The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2014 Human Rights Award. The Human Rights Award recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made an outstanding contribution toward increasing understanding and cooperation between people of different backgrounds in St. Louis Park.
Nominations will be accepted through Monday, December 1, 2014. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Human Rights Commission and the award will be presented at a City Council meeting in early 2015.
If you have questions regarding the award, contact staff liaison Breanna Erickson at (952) 924-2184.
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.
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...
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.
updated: Monday, September 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...
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...
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...
updated: Tuesday, September 30, 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...
updated: Tuesday, October 21, 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...
updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Have you ever wanted to give sports announcing a try? ParkTV has an opportunity for you!
Volunteer announcers are needed for a number of high school sport teams.
If you're interested, please contact Paul Broden, ParkTV 16 program producer, at (952) 924-2635 or email@example.com. There is no minimum commitment required, and scheduling can be flexible. Previous experience not required.