Minikahda Vista residents are actively involved in the community and their neighborhood association. The association hosts a Plant Swap and Sale with the Browndale Neighborhood, annual neighborhood garage sale attended by residents from all over the metro area, and National Night Out where more than 400 residents get together and celebrate. We also publish a quarterly online newsletter and bi-weekly city news and neighborhood alerts. Visit our website at
minikahdavista.nextdoor.com. Association contacts
Claudia Johnston-Madison, co-chair — 952.922.1324,
firstname.lastname@example.org Noelle Racette, co-chair — 952.201.8926,
email@example.com Julie Wells, treasurer — 952.929.7626,
firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Jennings, newsletter and advertising — 952.925.4283,
email@example.com Dan and Ann Olson, National Night Out chairs — 651.295.6243,
firstname.lastname@example.org Del Askegaard, welcome committee — 952.922.6254,
email@example.com LaVonne Glidden, welcome committee —
firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Trahan, committee —
email@example.com City council ward
The Minikahda Vista Neighborhood is in Ward 2.
For your council representative's name, go to the
city council page. Boundaries
North: Excelsior Boulevard
South: Morningside Road and City of Edina
East: City of Edina and City of Minneapolis
West: Wooddale Avenue South
Schools: Susan Lindgren Elementary School is located in the neighborhood
Neighborhood parks: Minikahda Vista Park
Housing: most of the homes were built in the 1940s
Nearby: Excelsior and Grand, Miracle Mile shopping centers, The Rec Center, Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater and Wolfe Park
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.