The Brookside Neighborhood steering committee formed in 1999. They have a number of events throughout the year, including National Night Out gathering, block parties, outdoor movies in the park, patriotic parade, ice cream social, ice skating and sledding parties, pizza in the park, annual neighborhood garage sale and more.
Keep up-to-date on neighborhood events by visiting the
neighborhood association website or by joining Nextdoor. A few upcoming events include Outdoor Movie Night, Progressive Dinner and more! Association contacts
Randy Lind, president — 952.925.3592
Amy Beilke, vice president
Fritz Vandover, treasurer
Steve Roth, communications
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City council ward
The Brookside Neighborhood is in Ward 2.
For your council representative's name, go to the
city council page. Boundaries
North: Excelsior Boulevard
South: City of Edina
East: Highway 100
West: Brookside Avenue South Neighborhood characteristics
Brookside is essentially a low-density residential neighborhood with a few retail and commercial establishments along Excelsior Boulevard. It is nearly all single-family homes.
Population: 781 (2002 Census)
Size: 116.4 acres, 12 blocks
Neighborhood park: Jackley Park
Parks and open space: 1 percent
Commercial/industrial: 5.2 percent
Housing: 321 single-family homes
Located in the neighborhood: Minnehaha Creek
What is the difference between community and neighborhood sidewalks?
are located on streets that are directly adjacent to community or area destinations, such as the library, schools, retail areas, parks, regional trails, transit nodes and places of worship. Most of these sidewalks are located along roadways that have high traffic volumes.
Neighborhood sidewalks are all other sidewalks in the city. They provide accessibility for pedestrians within the immediate area and feed into the community sidewalk system. These sidewalks are generally located on lower volume roads.
What's the Adopt-a-Park or Garden Program?
We hope you’ll consider adopting a park or garden near you! Monitor one as a family, community group, neighborhood, church or business. It’s a great way to get outdoors and take pride in the community you live in. We just ask that you visit the park twice a month through September to pick up litter and check for damage. (Assignments can be arranged around summer vacation schedules.) For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Smith at 952.928.2847 or
What are the rules for posting signs in St. Louis Park?
Open house, for sale, for rent and other temporary signs cannot be posted on public property, trees or the public right-of-way, including curbside areas of lawns, utility poles and traffic signs. City ordinance also regulates the size and placement of permanent signs. For more information, contact Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison at 952.924.2592 or
What are the requirements for garage sales in St. Louis Park?
Residents may conduct two garage sales per year, each lasting a maximum of 72 consecutive hours. Please do not post signs on utility poles, traffic signs or public right-of-ways, such as curbside areas of lawns. Garage sale signs should be removed as soon as the sale is over. Please consider donating unsold household items to a charity, such as the Salvation Army, rather than throwing them in the garbage.
Are permits required for block parties?
Block parties require a street closure permit (no fee). You should apply for the permit one to two weeks before the party. Learn more at the
Block Party / Street Closure page.