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Neighborhood association

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

  • Jim Engelking, president — 651.214.6811
  • Michaela Hackey, vice president
  • Dean Derhaag, treasurer
  • Steve Roth, communications

You may also find our neighborhood on Nextdoor

City council ward

The Brookside Neighborhood is in Ward 2.

For your council representative's name, go to the city council page.


  • 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: 772 (2010 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