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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...
updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
The city has a limited supply of high quality compost from our organic waste program available for you to use in your garden!
Stop by the brush drop-off site during the following hours of operation to get your compost:
- Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Sundays: Noon – 4 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If you have any questions, please call Public Works at (952) 924-2562.
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...
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: Friday, June 06, 2014
The Louisiana Oaks Park play structure (bottom left) is installed and ready to use!
A public meeting was held in March for residents to choose the playground for Louisiana Oaks Park and Dakota Park.
The playground vendor Webber Recreational Design was the residents’ choice for Louisiana Oaks play structure and Minnesota Wisconsin Playground was the choice for Dakota Park structure (bottom right).
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...
updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
Help a neighbor out! Property owners along the Minnehaha Creek in St. Louis Park need assistance removing sandbags August 2 or August 9.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Smith at (952) 928-2847 or firstname.lastname@example.org with which date noted above and time you are available to assist removing sandbags.
The City of St. Louis Park asks that volunteers and property owners empty the sand from the bags at the curb in front of the property on August 2 or August 9. Once the sand and materials are at the curb, please weigh down the empty bags to avoid littering and call Public Works at (952) 924-2545 for pickup. City crews will pick up the sand and bags by the following Monday.
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: Thursday, May 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.).
Jay Hall | Utilities Superintendent
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 924-2557 | F: (952) 924-2560 | email@example.com
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...
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...
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: Monday, July 28, 2014
updated: Friday, May 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...