On Saturday May 1, residents and volunteers came together for a Community Unity and Clean Up Day. The group collected nearly 1,000 pounds of trash, planted flowers and made connections with youth in the area of 63rd and Zane. The event was a huge success in building pride and unity in the Lakeland Park Neighborhood.
Organizers utilized the Neighborhood Activity Fund and various local sponsors to put on the event. The Neighborhood Activity Fund was created by the city of Brooklyn Park to offer funds supporting and encouraging our community members to get to know their fellow neighbors, build relationships, and work together to make their neighborhoods united, healthy and thriving.
Along with funding of up to $250 for your event, the city gives you access to resources including meeting spaces, event promotion, a pop-up tent, technical assistance with planning and more!
Residents can also borrow recycling and/or organics recycling containers for outside events. This is part of the city’s effort to promote environmentally friendly practices and provide greener options to our residents. Reserve containers and check out our recycling programs at brooklynpark.org/recycle/eventrecycling.
Have an idea for a project or event to improve your neighborhood? Consider applying for this fund. Visit brooklynpark.org/neighborhood-activity-fund to view details, fund requirements and to apply.
Questions? Contact Claudia Diggs, Neighborhood Relations Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 763-493-8106.