Beltrami Park

 

Beltrami Park is the heart of the Beltrami neighborhood.  The park features two playgrounds, a wading pool, bocce ball courts, soccer fields, a basketball court (with new hoops!), a volleyball court and a gorgeous timber-framed pavilion,.  The Beltrami Park Building is considered a “non-operational recreation building” and is closed the majority of the time.

In 2017, the Beltrami Neighborhood Council is funding supplemental programming and activities to keep the building open more often.   Several groups use the building including the Beltrami Neighborhood Council and the Beltrami Community Church.

In response to neighborhood input, the BNC approved funding for enhanced programming at Beltrami Park through December 2017. These funds will be combined with funding from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board to bring these programs to our neighborhood park.

The programs that will be made possible with these funds include: continued indoor playgroup, naturalist programs, movie in the park, summer pop-up activities, summer Friday field trips to Jim Lupient Water Park, a summer kickoff party, and much more. Stay tuned to this page and our e-newsletter throughout the year for dates, details, and more exciting announcements about park programs.

It’s going to be a GREAT summer!

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History of Beltrami Park Preservation

The Beltrami Neighborhood Council has been organizing residents to let the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) know why Beltrami Park is important to the neighborhood.  If you would like to see more at Beltrami Park (from programming to new playground equipment), please participate in our ongoing conversations.

Timeline:

Winter 2016: The BNC approves expanded funding for more park programs at Beltrami Park for 2017.

October 2016 – BNC funded electricity extension to the pavilion and lighting.

September 2016 – Ribbon cutting for completed Beltrami Park pavilion.

July/August 2016 – The new park pavilion was built at Beltrami Park. Clark Bremer and interns & staff from Spark-Y finished carving the timbers the last week of July and the pavilion was raised on August 6th.  Check out the photos on our Facebook page!

June 2016 – Beltrami has received a US Bank: Places to Play Grant to build a new park pavilion in Beltrami Park. Community events surrounding the build will be announced as the summer progresses, so stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates. #CommunityPossible #PavilionPossible

April 2016 – A new round of funding for Minneapolis Parks was passed by the Minneapolis City Council. This will fund all parks for the next 20 years. 

January – Present: MPRB RecQuest meetings (this group will make recommendations to the MPRB on the future of ALL park buildings, including Beltrami)

January 2016 – Present: Consideration of picnic shelter project & neighborhood meeting

November & December 2015: Neighborhood Listening Sessions & Visioning

August 2015: Flyers and doorknocking to let the Beltrami Neighborhood Council know about an upcoming meeting regarding Beltrami Park

September 2015: Many Beltrami residents attended the MPRB “Closing the Gap” meeting and provided information and input regarding the future of Beltrami Park.

October 2015: The Northeaster newspaper published an article about Beltrami Park.

 

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