By Parks & Recreation
The crisp air of a fall evening, a cold drink, and live music. Does it get any better than that? We don’t think so either. Maple Grove’s newest event, Concert on the Lawn, is bringing all this – right in your backyard.
Join us for a night of fun at Central Park on Saturday, September 14. The Concert on the Lawn boasts a great line-up featuring the Gear Daddies, New Power Generation featuring the music of Prince with guest vocalist B.Slade, with special guests The 4onthefloor, and Kat Perkins. Gates open at 4:00pm, music begins at 5:00.
Early-bird general admission tickets on sale now through June 14 at just $20. Prices go up to $25 on June 15. Purchase now at www.maplegrovemn.gov/thelawn.
By Public Works
Winter is finally in the rear view mirror as we turn our attention to our yards. The most important thing you can do to keep your lawn healthy and green is proper watering. This can be accomplished with minimal water waste by implementing the following water-saving practices.
The City requires all automatic lawn irrigation systems that are connected to the municipal water system to be equipped with a rain sensor. This device senses when it is raining and prevents the system from operating at that time. Keep an eye out during rain storms to ensure the sensor is in operating condition.
Maintain your irrigation system to ensure sprinklers are performing correctly and spraying over lawn and plantings rather than sidewalks, driveways, and streets.
Maintain your lawn with a mowing height of about three to four inches. The taller grass tolerates heat better than shorter grass and will typically require less water. Lawns typically do not need more that one inch of water per week. To help promote root growth, watering should be limited to once or twice per week. Watering in the morning will allow the water to soak in and not evaporate.
For more information, contact the City of Maple Grove Public Works Department at 763-494-6370 or visit the City of Maple Grove website at www.maplegrovemn.gov.
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.
By Parks & Recreation
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.
By Parks & Recreation
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.