You’re Invited — 2021 Annual Picnic at Minnehaha Park, 9/11, 12:30-2

It’s been way too long since we had a picnic! You’re invited to Minnehaha Park (Wabun Picnic Area E, under the big oaks) on Saturday 9/11 for a picnic. 

Come to discuss the matters of the day: the election, public space, COVID, climate change, the end of parking minimums, new housing and development around the city, or anything else!

Because we don’t know how many people might attend, it’s pot-luck style. Please bring a small dish to share. (Please put your name on your bowl or dish, as well as a list of ingredients for people who might have food concerns!)

We will provide some paper plates, utensils, grillable meats and veggie options, and a variety of canned beverages.

The Board has adopted a COVID events policy which we are using to guide our events. We’ll be using a “stoplight”-themed risk tolerance, using “green” “yellow” and “red” nametags to help people understand each others’ perspective and comfort with being in the outdoors with others. We are also asking adults who are not yet vaccinated not to attend.

If you would like to volunteer to help with set-up or other small tasks, please let me know ASAP at

Hope to see you there on Saturday, September 11th! Picnic starts at 12:30pm.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.