Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A weekend of activities June 1-3 will showcase a sampling of what the city has to offer.
The Mendota Heights Parks Celebration is marking 25 years as a community festival, and the whole weekend is stocked with events to showcase the city for the occasion. Free Music, Night Golf Catch some free music at Market Square on Friday, where the Fu-Ga-We Tribe is scheduled to play a family-friendly set from 6:30-9 p.m. Also in the mix Friday is night golf at the Mendota Heights Par 3. Receive a glow necklace and play with a glowing golf ball and hole markers. "If you've never done it before, it's a truly unique experience," said Jake Sedlacek, assistant to the city administrator. Pre-register online ($15) for the 8:20 p.m. shotgun start. Play Ball! Athletes from around the region will be at Mendakota Community Park for the Mendota …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Mendota Heights Park and Recreation Department held its annual Parks Celebration at Mendakota Park June 4 under blue skies.
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- Anna Botz
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Parks Celebration marked its 24th year on Suturday will something special—nice weather. The event was held in conjunction with the Mendota Heights Youth Softball Tournament and the Mendota Heights 5K at The Village. Under warm blue skies, families mingled and children played at Mendakota Park, where the Parks and Recreation Department set up a variety of activities for children of all ages including Walton's Hollow Petting Zoo, entertainment and live music provided by The Splatter Sisters, fire truck rides with the Mendota Heights Volunteer Fire Department, jumping castles, snacks, and foot races. *This article has been edited. An original version cited 2011 as the fifth year of the celebration. Patch apologizes for the error.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Will residents get the first sunny day in years for the annual Parks Celebration?
To Mendota Heights residents, summer in the parks means activity, family and fun. All of these will be featured at the city’s annual Parks Celebration June 4. The celebration will take place at Mendakota Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and feature family-friendly music and activities. “It’s a chance for families to come and enjoy all that we have to offer in our parks,” said Jake Sedlacek, assistant city administrator. The festival will feature a petting zoo, face painting, fire truck rides, bouncy houses, craft activities, games and a handful of prize drawings. There will be demonstrations from Boltz’s Tae Kwon Do and a tennis block party area, complete with mini-nets to introduce little ones to the sport. Live music from The Splatter …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Upcoming trail review planned, summer recreation opportunities discussed at Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation Commission meeting April 12.
A revamped approach for changes at Kensington Park was the main discussion when a complete Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation Commission met April 12. Previously, the commission planned for a survey of residents to provide initial guidance for the new playground slated for Kensington Park. However, Mayor Sandra Krebsbach does not support an informal survey as a proper assessment of the park's needs.* Instead, the commission will solicit several ideas from playground equipment vendors to show the public at the Kensington Park Open House, still scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Hosted by the commission, the open house will be the first chance for residents to see some of the playground ideas that may become a reality. The current …