Prospect Park Association: Uniting Neighbors Since 1901
Our name and our look may be new, but the Prospect Park Association--the oldest neighborhood association in Minneapolis--continues to work passionately on behalf of our beloved neighborhood. Although the City of Minneapolis contributes to our budget, most of what we do would not be possible without the voluntary contributions of expertise and financial resources of our neighbors.
Top Five Reasons to Give to Prospect Park Association
Strengthen Our Neighborhood. PPA helps neighbors organize around what matters: earning recognition as a National Historic District, standing together to support and preserve Glendale Townhomes public housing, mitigating the effects of a poorly designed sound wall, and embracing a bold vision for innovative development.
Connect with Neighbors. PPA convenes neighbors at Lunch in the Park, community happy hours, and monthly community meetings with engaging speakers. A monthly newsletter and support for the neighborhood garage sale and the community concert series likewise bring neighbors together.
Beautify Our Surroundings. PPA helps keep our neighborhood fresh by organizing the annual clean-up and supporting projects such as community gardens, rain gardens, utility box wraps, and the Textile Center’s dye garden project.
Amplify Our Voices. PPA volunteers represent Prospect Park’s views in regional initiatives, such as the SE Library, the Stadium Advisory Group, the University District Alliance, and the Midtown Greenway Coalition.
Get Things Done. PPA is small but mighty. With just one staff person, we leverage the expertise of hundreds of skilled volunteers who donate thousands of hours each year to help make Prospect Park the vibrant and livable community that it is.