Author Archives: Rick Getschow

#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 […]

Round Lake Park Phase 2

After wrapping up another successful Hometown Celebration on July 4 earlier this week, the second phase of our Round Lake Park renovation project began as planned the next day, July 5, with the removal of the existing ballfields, basketball court and a number of trees. The overall project stemmed from a Parks, Recreation and Natural […]

2016 Star Tribune Top Workplace

This past Sunday, the City of Eden Prairie was named a 2016 Top 150 Workplace by the StarTribune. There were several Minnesota companies of various sizes listed among the Top 150. We were once again recognized in the midsize company category with between 150-499 employees. More than 74,180 employees shared their views throughout Minnesota — this was an increase from 69,100 employees in Minnesota that […]

Water Tower Makeover

In an earlier blog, I had stated that the City of Eden Prairie constructed our 2-million-gallon Market Center Water Tower back in 1997. Like your home, water towers must be recoated with a fresh layer of paint every 15 to 20 years. Because the tower is now almost 20 years old it is in need of […]