You can help improve the water quality in our lakes

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Have you ever heard the phrase “every curb is a shoreline”? It means our surface water runoff from rain, snow, sleet, or other precipitation will eventually drain to a lake. Often times, precipitation reaches our lakes by draining from our streets into ponds and wetlands. Ponds and wetlands will drain into streams, ditches, or storm sewer pipes which eventually discharge into a lake.

Because every curb is a shoreline, whatever material is in the street and thus the curb will find its way into our lakes. Some examples include grass clippings, pet waste, and sediment. But there could also be materials that spill in the street or driveway such as oil and antifreeze.

The good news is you can help keep our lakes clean! The City of Maple Grove and the City’s Lake Quality Commission offer grants to cost share on lake improvement projects. Projects, such as native plant buffers, that protect our lakes from contamination will be considered. Funding is limited and projects are considered on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact the City of Maple Grove Engineering Department at 763-494-6350 or visit the City of Maple Grove website.

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November 1 – 10, 2018 Membership Sale

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Save 15% on memberships during our November 1 – 10, 2018 membership sale!

Do you or your kids like to swim? We have a indoor, outdoor and lap pool. Does your son and his friends like to shoot hoops? Maybe you need a place to let the kids run around and burn off some energy? The Maple Maze is a hit for kids ages 12 and under with four levels of climbing, a tree house, slides and more. Have you ever wanted to learn how to ice skating?  The Community Center is great for family, friends and fun!  Select from the All Building membership for all recreational areas or the Pool only membership.  We also have a Pickleball only membership!  The Pickleball membership gives you access to play pickleball at the Maple Grove Community Center and at the Community Gyms during open pickleball times. Pickleball is a mixture of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, pickleball has become one of the fastest growing sports in North America.

Check out our prices and more information about memberships on our website or call 763-494-6508.

 

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Try Something New This Summer!

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Have you always wanted to try something new?  Summer is a great time to check out all the recreation classes we offer! How about taking a class to learn something new or taking a exercise class to get in shape!  Parks and Recreation offers numerous classes to fit your needs. Join a Yoga class to increase flexibility and restore a healthy, positive mind and body.  Do you like to go to the theater or see a show but don’t want to drive?  Sign up for one of our day trips were bus transportation is provided!  Like to play cards?  We offer several card clubs including, 500, Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge and more.  Do you have active kids?
We offer great classes like dance, science, music, swim lessons and more to keep your kids creative, active and engaged.   Check out our 2018 Summer Parks and Recreation Brochure for more information and how to sign up. You are never to old (or young) to learn or try something new! To register online check out Webtrac Online Registration.

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Book A Picnic Pavilion Online!

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Thinking about having a birthday party, family get together or graduation party this summer?  How about having that party at a Maple Grove Picnic Pavilion?  Weaver Lake, Lions and Maple Grove Arboretum Picnic Pavilions are now available to book online.  Enjoy the outdoors while eating good food and having fun with family and friends! There is plenty of open space in the parks to watch wildlife, throw a football or walk the trails.  Could a picnic pavilion be a good fit for your next party?

Click here to check out dates available, prices, rules and more…

 

 

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Community Development News

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What’s going on in Community Development?  As we say hello to Winter, I’m hoping for a beautiful snowy landscape for all of us to enjoy. Despite the cold, there is still plenty of development going on.  As I drive down Elm Creek Blvd., I am excited to see Portillo’s is soon to open.

Below is a listing of new commercial developments being considered:

  • The Village Arbor Lakes – This is a proposal to amend the PUD Concept Plan to develop a mixed-use development consisting of office, hotel, bank, retail, restaurants and coffee. Located at Elm Creek Blvd and Hemlock Lane.
  • Springhill Suites / Residence Inn – This is a proposal to construct a 4 story dual branded Residence Inn and Springhill Suites by Marriott with a total of 180 guest rooms. Located at Elm Creek Blvd and Hemlock Lane.
  • Arbor Lakes Business Park – This is a proposal to construct 2 office/warehouse buildings of approximately 277,222 s.f. and 262,820 s.f. Located at 10500 Elm Creek Blvd and 7651 Revere Lane.
  • Park 81 – This is a proposal to develop 3 industrial/warehouse buildings ranging in size from approximately 250,000 s.f. to 350,000 s.f. Located at 10655 Cty Rd 81.
  • Maple Grove Self Storage – This is a proposal to develop a 4-story 114,400 s.f. temperature controlled self storage building. Located at 13000 63rd Ave N.

Here are a few new residential developments being considered:

  • Christophersen Addition: This is a proposal to develop property into 24 single-family attached lots.  Located at 16416 70th Ave N.
  • Fish Lake Estates: This is a proposal to develop property into four single-family residential lots.  Located at Maple Lane and E. Fish Lk Rd.

A good resource to get information directly e-mailed to you about the different Residential and Commercial projects that are going forward to the Planning Commission and City Council is to E-Subscribe to our Agendas and Minutes.  Our Agendas/Minutes are e-mailed out twice a month.  Click here to sign up.  There are other topics to sign-up for as well.

Dick Edwards, Community Development Director

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