Ash Tree Response Plan on Next Meeting Agenda

The head of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's forestry division will join us Tuesday, Oct. 21, for our monthly neighborhood meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE (north end of Pillsbury School).

Ralph Sievert will be discussing plans for the many ash trees on public property in our neighborhood that will fall victim to the Emerald Ash Borer. The park board has launched a plan to remove ash trees on public property and phase in re-plantings. The area east of Stinson Parkway, within three blocks of Central Avenue and within the park itself are particularly full of ash. Join us to find out next steps in the process.

Also on the agenda is an update from Minnesota Department of Transportation representatives on the Central Avenue rail bridge replacement and detour, plus the I-35 freeway reconfiguration. Plus, we hope to have an update from the City of Minneapolis on Election 2014 -- what's on the ballot, how and where to vote early, how to register, what it's like to be a paid election judge, ballot initiatives and more. (Remember to vote Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the general election.)

We'll also feature Open Forum, committee updates and a pitch for candidates to run for the WPCiA Board of Directors at our annual meeting on Nov. 18. Five of nine seats on your neighborhood board are up for election. Serving on the board is an excellent way to get involved in the community, to help chart the course for our neighborhood, to get to know new neighbors, to gain leadership experience, to gain knowledge of nonprofit corporations, to learn new skills and hone current skills.... and to have fun! Feel free to nominate yourself in advance or from the floor at the annual meeting. Contact WPCiA if you'd like more details.

This meeting is open to all and takes place in an accessible location, with free "Kids Corner Hang-Out" (details below) during the meeting. Contact us seven business days in advance to request other accommodations.


New "Kids Corner Hang-Out" Announced

Interested in attending the monthly WPCiA neighborhood meetings but wondering what to do with your kids during meeting time? Bring them along to enjoy the new Kids Corner "hang-out" program, supervised by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff at the rec center during our WPCiA neighborhood meetings. Games, toys, occasional treats, movies and more will be offered! It's free and open to the public. Program begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, and will be available during scheduled WPCiA neighborhood meetings at the rec center on the third Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. (Check here for any last-minute schedule changes.)  Participating children must be toilet-trained. Parent or guardian must register at the rec center's front desk (2251 Hayes St. NE) or at

We've Got a New Address and a New Office

As of April 1, 2013, our office location has changed to:

1845 Stinson Parkway NE, Suite 201 and 203

Minneapolis, MN 55418

Phone number (612-788-2192) and e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) remain the same.

Please stop by and see us during office hours, which are normally Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m. We are also in and out of the office throughout the week, so we are happy to make an appointment with you at your convenience.

What's On Your Mind?

Have a question or comment regarding the neighborhood that we can address at a future monthly WPCiA meeting?  Or, is there something or somebody in the neighborhood you'd like to highlight?  Then we want to hear from you! 

Please send us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) your community questions, comments or concerns, and we will do our best to address them.  WPCiA is also taking submissions for our newsletter, the Windom Park Window.  Send your articles and/or topics to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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