Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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 […]

Awards Night

We could label the Council meeting this past Tuesday night as awards night. We presented our annual Human Rights Awards and Heritage Preservation Award at this meeting. I will start with the Heritage Preservation Award that is chosen by our Heritage Preservation Commission. This award is in its second year of existence and recognizes an individual, family […]

Recreational Fires

Back in 2013, we debuted an online engagement platform called CITY CONNECT. It was a new method for residents to share thoughts, ideas and insights on City topics from the comfort of their homes and/or mobile devices. We launched this online platform because we know people are busy and don’t always have the time to attend a meeting or write […]