Author Archives: Rick Getschow

Spirit of Eden Prairie Awards

The City presented the 2016 Spirit of Eden Prairie Awards at its regular City Council meeting Tuesday night. This is a newer program that is now in its second year. A few years back, the City Council brought up the desire to create a program that publicly recognizes the significant investments and enhancements residents and businesses make to their […]

New Ways to Maintain Pavement

Maintaining pavement and increasing the life expectancy of a street may not seem like the most exciting topic, but it is a very important and essential city government function. As a city, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver services — and maintaining Eden Prairie’s streets is a big part of that. There […]

Almost Time to Fill

The Town Center water tower repainting project is nearing its completion as the final inspections of the coating system are occurring very soon.   There are a few items to be completed before the project is finalized and the tower can be filled with water. We need to refurbish the clocks on the four sides of […]

#2 Best Place to Live in America

This past Monday morning we were pleased to learn that we had earned the ranking of the #2 Best Place to Live in America according to MONEY magazine for 2016. They released their Top 50 Best Places to Live for cities with populations of more than 50,000 — which is something they have done every other year. You may […]

Almost Ready

If you have been to Staring Lake Park this summer you may have noticed that our play area is undergoing a major renovation. Even though the amphitheater was open and active all summer with events like Movies in the Park, Starring at Staring and Kidstock concert series, the play area was closed. I am now […]