Families, staff and community members gathered at St. David’s Center in Minnetonka for a Community Playground Build and family celebration Saturday, Aug. 29, to construct equipment for the school’s new playground, the region’s first inclusive preschool space with access to a state-certified school forest, which will serve students and will be open to the community on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays.
The Cottagewood General Store is celebrating it’s 120th Anniversary with a big party on Sept. 19 from 4-10 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Learn more at http://www.cottagewoodusa.com/events-120th-anniversary-party.html.
Open House for Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail Crossing at Co. Road 19: The public is invited to an open house regarding the possible at-grade safety improvements to the area where the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail crosses County Road 19 in Shorewood and Tonka Bay. Park District staff and the consultant will share proposed recommendations for improvements to the crossing. Thursday, Sept. 10, 4-6 p.m. Southshore Center, 5735 County Club Road, Shorewood. Brief presentations about the proposed recommendations will take place at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. This year, Three Rivers Park District has been working with a consultant and other partners — including the cities of Shorewood and Tonka Bay as well as Hennepin County — to conduct a study to evaluate possible ways to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety at the crossing. The Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail travels from Hopkins, through Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Excelsior, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, Chanhassen and Victoria on its way to Carver Park Reserve. An estimated 415,000 visits are made each year to the 14.4-mile aggregate-surface trail. For more information about the trail, visit www.ThreeRiversParks.org.
The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) and partnering agencies are challenging all lake users to be proactive, work together, and leave behind zero waste when recreating on the great resource that is Lake Minnetonka. Whether a person visits the lake once or multiple times, its preservation is vital. In preparing for the Zero Waste challenge, please consider the following: