2017 Bush Fellowship Recipient

Congratulations to Marcus Owens, Lincoln Playground Reimagining Co-Chair and President of the Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) for his 2017 Bush Fellowship! Marcus Owens is a fourth-generation North Minneapolis resident who is deeply invested in the health of his community. A corporate-turned-nonprofit leader, he employs research, data and anecdotal information to understand the root causes of problems. He[…]

Site Analysis

Check out this site analysis of Lincoln Playground by TEN x TEN. A big thank you to Satoko Muratake and team for all the good work! Stay tuned for a workshop with TEN x TEN in the neighborhood. 2017 0224_LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP_ FINAL BOARDS

Active Places Demonstration Project

Supported by The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), we began an outreach initiative by creating a series of “pop-up” events to bring energy back to Lincoln Playground, where residents can interact with and begin envisioning a place of new investment and community improvement. Because of shifting school[…]

Volunteer Day Success!

Thank you Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and Well Fargo! On October 10, a volunteer crew from Wells Fargo joined residents and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities to spruce up Lincoln Playground. Just one more step toward a bigger project we are all working toward! Thank you to all of the volunteers!!    

Sept 8: Outdoor Reading Room Grand Opening

Thursday, September 8, 5:30-7:30pm We are excited! Sumner Library has been working with community members all summer long to set up an Outdoor Reading Room at Lincoln School Playground.  We have partnered with a Northside carpenter, a Northside artist, Summit Academy carpentry students, Little Free Libraries and the 4th Precinct Police, students at Best Academy, and many,[…]

UROC article on the Lincoln Playground project

The University of Minnesota: Urban Research and Outreach-Engegament Center (UROC) has an article about the Lincoln Playground and our goal to create a neighborhood gateway and oasis with the help from community partners and residents.   About UROC: Through UROC, the University of Minnesota is continuing to promote ongoing engagement with the people, organizations, and communities of[…]