SAVE OUR GARDEN
The Minneapolis Park Board is currently communicating with us. We have applied for an Encroachment Permit. This process in known to take as long as 4 months. Please keep signing this petition until our permit is accepted. 5/31/2021
We, the citizens of Minneapolis, Demand that the Commissioners of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation let the existing gardens in front of address 1261 W Minnehaha Parkway remain “AS IS” and rescind the order to “Cease and Desist”.
This garden actually adds beauty to the Minneapolis park experience. The abundance of flowers helps the pollinators of Minnesota. The retaining wall helps erosion and runoff from entering the parkway street. And the decorations in the gardens are delighting the children and many others who see them.
1261 W Minnehaha Pkwy in Minneapolis. We have a wonderful front yard garden full of flowers and various decorations. This includes a garden in the boulevard. We are now in need of public support.
The Minneapolis Park Board is trying to make us remove the garden in the boulevard and a newly constructed retaining wall that we built last fall. We had no idea it was built on park (public) owned land. As most people, we assumed our property extended to the edge of the sidewalk.
Now, after someone has presumptuously reported something wrong to the Park Board, they have ordered us to take down the wall and restore the boulevard, even though the gardens all existed many years before the purchase of this property. We, along with hundreds of others, think this is an injustice. We feel we are being singled out because we know of many other properties with similar infractions. These other properties are not of interest to the park board for some reason.
We have offered to talk to members of the Park Board, but no one has responded in three weeks.
Since you are a garden lover, we are hoping you have an interest in this story. The more people made aware of this, the better our neighborhoods will benefit. We believe the Park Board has better things to take care of. And maybe some relaxation of certain restrictions are in order.
Please sign our petition to show your support of our efforts to beautify the parkway.
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