This past fall, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District purchased additional property on Blake Road - the 17 acres of property now occupied by the Cold Storage buildings at 325 Blake Road North. The purchase is part of the District's regional plans to improve the health of the creek. When the lease of the current tenant (Deli Express) expires in 3 years, the Watershed District plans to remove the building, preserve a section of land along the creek, and to sell the remainder of the land for redevelopment. For more information on this project, visit the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District's website.
Have you taken some great photos around Blake Road that you would like to share with others? Submit them to the Hopkins Photo Contest! There are seven categories for submissions and entries are due by December 30 at 4:00pm. Contest rules from the Think Hopkins website are included below and are available at the following link: http://www.thinkhopkins.com/photocontest/
Hopkins Photo Contest
Have you taken a photo that shows what a great community Hopkins is? Do you have some ideas that could become great photos? The City of Hopkins is excited to announce the 2011 Hopkins Photo Contest. Deadline to submit photos is December 30, 2011 at 4 pm.
Hopkins Community Education will be offering open swim time for families at Eisenhower Community Center throughout the winter. Open swim time will take place on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm starting October 29 and running through March 24. Cost is $7 per family per session and a lifeguard will be on duty. Click here for more information.
Hopkins Community Education will also be offering open swim time for K-6 students on several non-school days. Elementary open swim dates include November 3, 4, and 23 and January 3, 4, 5, and 6. The time is 1:00-3:00pm and the cost is $3 per child. Click here for more information.
In September, the MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) awarded the Hopkins Police Department a 2011 Neighborhood Revitalization Award. Hopkins was selected as one of 10 recipients from among 700 applicants across the nation.
With this award, the MetLife Foundation - which supports neighborhood-based efforts to tackle crime and improve safety - and LISC - which promotes strategic community development and policing through creative partnerships - recognized the collaboration of the police department and the Blake Road Corridor Collaborative to integrate law enforcement and economic development and achieve sustainable improvements in community safety. Through this collaboration, the police .........
A Celebration of Somali Culture took place at Oakes Park in the Blake Road neighborhood on September 18 from 2:00-4:00pm. The event was sponsored by the Joint Community Police Partnership and the Hopkins Police Department. Although it was a rainy afternoon, lots of people came to enjoy the music; food - including meat and vegetable sambusas, rice, chicken, pasta, and Somali tea; games and activities; and a resource fair. Check out the video from Hopkins Patch below!
Join a neighborhood get-together in Cottageville Park for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, from 6-8pm. We'll have Root Beer Floats, Slip-N-Slides, and raffle prizes. A grill will also be fired up and available for use, so bring along whatever you'd like to grill. Questions? Contact Ann at 952-279-0287 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
This summer, a group of neighborhood residents and interested community members have been working hard on the first ever neighborhood garden in the Blake Road area. Below are a few pictures. If you are interested in visiting, just let us know! We would be happy to show you around! Also, please let us know if you would like more information on how to participate in this project! We can be reached at email@example.com.