Monday, February 11, 2013
Are you ready to pop the question?
If you’re looking for a memorable, romantic place to propose marriage, you might want to consider one of these Twin Cities west metro destinations. SHARE: Do you have a suggestion for a romantic place for a marriage proposal? How did your significant other propose to you? Share your stories and suggestions in comments!
Monday, January 14, 2013
From bandshells to boats to parks, check out the Patch Picks for outdoor wedding venues.
Are you planning an upcoming wedding? Check out a few suggestions from Patch of outdoor venues in the west metro. Parks Amphitheaters Clubs On the lake SHARE: Do you have a suggestion for a great outdoor wedding venue in the Twin Cities? Have a comment about the venues picked above? Share it in comments or upload a picture!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
John VonDeLinde gets national award for 18 years at system's helm.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Minneapolis' Peavey Plaza controversy puts spotlight on modern concrete parks.
Updated below. A simmering controversy over plans to demolish and re-build Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis hit the New York Times Thursday and is drawing attention to concrete-and-water city parks—like Fridley's City Plaza Park. City Plaza Park (next to Fridley City Hall) and Peavey Plaza (next to Orchestra Hall) are similar in several ways. Both use concrete steps to go vertical—the Minneapolis park dips below street level while the Fridley park goes up. And the original water features at both have seen better days—in Minneapolis, the problem is pump failures; in Fridley, budget constraints have kept City Plaza Park dry. What do you think of City Plaza Park? Have you been there when water flowed? Have you spent time there lately? …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The thin-ice markers are a 10-year-old innovation.
What are the buoys floating in Moore Lake for? Dave Lindquist, Fridley parks division supervisor, explained in an email: The buoys in Moore Lake have thin ice signs mounted on them and are delineating the area where the lake ice typically remains open because of the aeration system that is used to add oxygen to the lake water to help with water quality. The buoys freeze in place and are a warning to people who might venture out onto the winter ice that there is open water. We came up with the idea of the floats about 10 years ago. It’s a much safer way of putting out the thin ice signs. Editors' note: The leaves haven't jumped back on the trees. These photos were taken a few weeks ago.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Fall is a nice time to visit a Fridley city park.
Friday, October 21, 2011
While updating photos for Fridley Patch's Places listings, Dave McCoy visited seven City of Fridley parks, all south of Mississippi Street NE: They were looking their best with leaves turning for fall.
Friday, June 10, 2011
MnDOT mowers assigned to Hwy. 47 are currently out of commission.
Something new can be seen this summer in Fridley along University Avenue: a large city mower taking care of the grass. For years, Fridley has not mowed the grass along University Avenue (also known as Minnesota Hwy. 47), leaving it up to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), which is responsible for maintaining state highways. MnDOT has been mowing the grass along University Avenue twice a year, city officials said. As the grass got longer and longer, the city received complaints from Fridley residents and businesses. “For years, the city said, ‘It’s MnDOT’s responsibility, we’re not going to do it,’” said Jack Kirk, Fridley’s Park and Recreation Director. “And it’s still MnDOT’s responsibility, but now the city is doing it…
Friday, April 29, 2011
Kids get special destinations and parents get peace of mind.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, April 29, 2011
Are you looking for something to keep your kids busy and active this summer? The Fridley Parks and Recreation Department is once again offering the popular summer ROCKS program for kids completing kindergarten through seventh gradd this school year. The ROCKS program meets Monday through Friday for nine weeks of continuous recreation and enrichment activities. The program is based at the Fridley Community Center and Commons Park, but Wednesdays are field-trip or special-event days. Kids will get a chance to visit places such as Hyland Park, Cinema Grill, Valleyfair, Bunker Beach, Nickelodeon Universe, Vertical Endeavors, Cascade Water Park and more. This low-cost program ($125 per week) offers children opportunities to participate in clubs…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Fridley could be next as new restrictions on smoking take effect in Blaine parks.
Fridley is a kind of island, bounded by water (the Mississippi River) and by cities that, unlike Fridley, restrict smoking in public parks. That could change, if Fridley follows Blaine, which on Jan. 1 became the latest local government to adopt rules on where or when park users can light up. You might not know it on the current snow-swept landscapes of Blaine's city parks, but smoking is now prohibited at playgrounds and in other youth-oriented areas. It's not a Blaine ordinance—it's a park policy in the form of a city council resolution. Compliance is voluntary, but Blaine's parks will reinforce it with posted signs that make the policy clear to smokers and others. "Most metro communities have gone [tobacco-free in parks]," said Jack …