Future of Como Park Golf Course

On April 29, the District 10 Council’s Land Use Committee discussed the future of the Como Park Golf Course in light of an application by the Parks and Recreation Department for city Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) funding to study the course’s future. A half-dozen neighbors expressed their support for maintaining the space as a golf course and encouraged Parks and Rec to look at innovative new ways to boost traffic on the course.

The Land Use Committee will be monitoring the issue as it ripens and working with the District 10 representatives on the Como Regional Park Advisory Committee (CRPAC) to make sure neighborhood voices are heard. The next CRPAC meeting will be on Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Streetcar Station, 1224 N. Lexington Parkway.

The next regular meeting of the District 10 Land Use Committee will be on June 3 at 7 p.m. at Java Train, 1341 N. Pascal St.

Vacancies on District 10 board

There are three vacancies on the District 10 Como Community Council Board of Directors. Serving on the board is a rewarding way to serve the community, meet other neighbors and take a leadership role in shaping the future direction of the neighborhood. The current openings include a representative from Sub-District 1 (bounded approximately by Snelling and Hamline/Hoyt and Energy Park), Sub-District 3 (Victoria and Dale/Lexington and Maryland), and an at-large position (anywhere within the district boundaries). A time commitment of five to 10 hours per month is required.

Interested individuals can learn more at district10@district10comopark.org or 651-644-3889.

Como Park Tree Trek

University of Minnesota Professor Emeritus Chet Mirocha will lead a walking tour highlighting some of Como Park’s tree species at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. This free event, open to all ages, will begin in front of the Como Carousel and end at the Como Lakeside Pavilion.

For more information, call District 10 at 651-644-3889 or go to www.district10comopark.org.

Committee begins work to bring South Como into District 10

At its April board meeting, the District 10 Como Community Council approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to oversee the work necessary to change the district’s boundaries to include the South Como neighborhood. Initial committee work will involve revisions to the district’s bylaws, then the focus will shift to broader efforts to engage and integrate the new area. Watch the District 10 website (www.district10comopark.org) for updates and opportunities to become involved in this work.

Como Fest preview

The fourth annual Como Fest will take place from Thursday, July 18, to Saturday, July 20, in the Como Park neighborhood. Highlights will include the Lyngblomsten Summer Fest (July 18), a family fun night with an outdoor movie and overnight campout at Northwest Como Rec Center (July 19), a garden tour and an art fair at Java Train/Church of the Holy Childhood (July 20).

More information can be found on the District 10 website, www.district10comopark.org, or by liking “Como Fest” on Facebook.

Business network kick-off meeting

The Como Business Network, an initiative of the District 10 Como Community Council, will hold a kick-off meeting on Wednesday, June 19, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Michael Donald Glass Community Room at the Black Bear Crossings Cafe and Banquet Center on Lake Como.

The goal of the new network is to bring together businesses serving the Como Park neighborhood to offer networking and business growth opportunities. At the kick-off meeting, interested business representatives and owners can meet each other and help guide the direction of the network, including planning a network launch event and other activities over the upcoming months. Businesses located in or that provide services to the Como Park neighborhood are eligible to participate.

For more information, call 651-644-3889 or email district10@district10comopark.org.

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