prospect park Association (PPA)
If you are looking for a way to have a hand in what's happening around here, join us!
Our mission is to promote, in a non-partisan, educational and cooperative manner, the health, safety and general welfare of the neighborhood and to promote the maintenance and improvement of the aesthetic, residential and physical qualities of the neighborhood environment.
Prospect Park Association (PPA) - WHO WE ARE:
- Founded in 1901—the oldest neighborhood association in Minneapolis
- City-recognized voice of Prospect Park Neighborhood
- Coordinates with City of Minneapolis Neighborhood & Community Relations (NCR) Department for funding, resources and publicity.
HOW WE OPERATE:
- Non-profit neighborhood association (incorporated 1980) with
- Committees, and Task Groups, and a
- Board of Directors with monthly meetings.
What we do:
- Work with other organizations (City, County, MNDOT, etc.) to shape our neighborhood
- Host regular community programs (public safety, local businesses, neighborhood events, etc.)
- Sponsor an Annual Meeting NeighborFest held in May of each year.
- Preserved Prospect Park's hill as Tower Hill Park (1900s)
- Guided routing of I-94 freeway (1960s)
- Maintained neighborhood school (1970s)
- Managed our Neighborhood Revitalization Program funds (1990s-2000s)
- Advocated for balanced freeway sound wall construction (2010s)
- Achieved Historic Neighborhood designation and placed Tower on National Register of Historic Places (2010s)
- Managed explosive growth of high-density housing caused by advent of Light Rail (2010s)
Who can PARTICIPATE:
- Anyone who lives in Prospect Park
- A person representing a business or organization located in Prospect Park