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2018 Edition 203 Spring IN THIS ISSUE Mayor & Council Filings 2 Election Judges Needed 2 Brooklyn Center Liquor 3 Black History Month Event 4 Event Planning Session 4 City Celebrates the Olympics 5 Stress of Parenting Session 5 Severe Weather Awareness 6 Medical Waste Disposal 7 Street Repair Projects 8 Capital Improvement Plan 9 Water Line Flushing 10 Home Improvement Funding 11 Community Clean Up Event 12 Arbor Day Tree Sale 12 Watering Restrictions 12 Blue Thumb Workshop 13 Special Materials Drop-off 13 NEWSCi t y City of Brooklyn Center Celebrating the news, events & cultures that connect us SPRING 2018, Edition 203 FROM THE CITY MANAGER Greetings! It is hard to believe that we are already a-quarter into this year. During the past few months, we have worked diligently through the winter to build partnerships and complete various projects and engage the public. The City welcomes the recent opening of a Domino’s Pizza, located at 1090 Shingle Creek Crossing, #102. CAPI (a new immigrant-focused multi-service center) located at 5930 Brooklyn Blvd, is scheduled to open within the month. Additionally, TopGolf, located at 6420 Camden Ave N, construction is ahead of schedule. Our last newsletter highlighted a few articles and stories focused on one of six strategic priorities, which was “Enhanced Community Image.” In this issue we would like to focus on, “Inclusive Community Engagement.” As you review this newsletter, please take a moment to identify the opportunities created to engage more with each other. In case you missed a past event - don’t worry! There are other opportunities on the horizon for you to engage over the next few months including: • 28th Annual Police & Awards Ceremony (Tuesday, April 17) • 2018 Brooklyn Center Community Cleanup Event (Sunday, April 22). This year we are inviting schools and churches to participate in a special “Environmental Challenge.” • Blue Thumb Workshop: Creating Resilient Yards (Tuesday, May 15) • Police Department Neighborhood Area Meeting (Thursday, May 17) • Earle Brown Days (Thursday, June 21-Saturday, June 23) To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website and or connect with us through one of many social media sites at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/ socialmedia and visit our “Community Bulletin Board” for announcements of events happening throughout the City (see page 3 for more detail). Let’s leap into April with excitement because Springtime is here! Curt Boganey, City Manager Brooklyn Center Welcomes Liberian Consulate and Liberian Business Association 2 Spring 2018, Edition 203 NEWS Ci t y Office of the City Clerk MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER FILINGS OPEN MAY 22 Affidavits of Candidacy for Mayor and two Council Members will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall beginning at 8 AM Tuesday, May 22, 2018, through 5 PM Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The Mayor and Council Members serve a four-year term beginning January 2, 2019. Qualifications for Filing Affidavit of Candidacy An Affidavit of Candidacy shall state the name of the office sought and shall state that the candidate: 1. Is an eligible voter; 2. Has no other Affidavit on file as a candidate for any office at the same primary or next ensuing general election; 3. Is or will be on assuming office; 4. Is 21 years of age or more; and 5. Will have maintained residence in Brooklyn Center for 30 days before the general election (MS 204B.06, subd. 1). An individual who is eligible and desires to become a candidate for the office of Mayor or Council Member to be voted for at the November 6 municipal general election must file an Affidavit of Candidacy with the City Clerk. If more than twice the number of individuals to be elected as Mayor (more than 2 persons) or Council Member (more than 4 persons) file for office, a municipal primary will be held on August 14 to nominate candidates for the November 6 municipal general election. The City Clerk shall certify the eligibility of the candidate and place the name of the candidate upon the election ballot without partisan designation upon receiving a completed Affidavit of Candidacy, along with one of the following: a. the payment of a filing fee of $25.00; or b. the filing by the petition of 50 registered voters on behalf of the candidate. Petition In Place Of Filing Fee A petition in place of filing fee is obtained from and filed with the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall inspect the petition in place of filing fee to determine whether it has been signed by the required number of signatories and whether the signatories are registered voters in the City of Brooklyn Center. Questions regarding filing for office may be directed to the City Clerk at (763) 569-3306 or e-mail cityclerk@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. ELECTION JUDGES NEEDED FOR FALL ELECTIONS August 14 and November 6 Elections judges play a vital role in the administration of election procedures in each voting precinct. Election judges help guarantee that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Who can apply? You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota and able to read, write, and speak English. An election judge cannot be a candidate on the ballot in the precinct or closely related to a candidate on the ballot in the precinct or be domiciled, either permanently or temporarily, with any candidate on the ballot in the precinct. Election judges cannot be closely related to another election judge in the same precinct. “Closely related” is defined as spouse, parent, child, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling. Election judges are paid $13.00 per hour. A mandatory two-hour training session is held two to four weeks prior to the election. State Law allows an individual to take time off from work to serve as an election judge without penalty. Before doing so, the employee must give the employer at least 20 days written notice. Interested residents may call the City Clerk at (763) 569-3306 or e-mail cityclerk@ci.brooklyn- center.mn.us to learn more about becoming involved in the community as an election judge. Thank you for your great service to the community. Before placing a campaign sign on a residential property, ask permission first. 3 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org BC Municipal liquor operations for Brooklyn Center have been in existence for the past 68 years. Over these many years we have seen different locations, different employees, different customers, different liquor laws and many different products. What has not changed in all these years is our ongoing commitment to our customers. We have the greatest customers amongst all the municipal liquor operations in the entire state! So what has changed in our 68 years of existence? Well starting back in 1949 the City placed its first liquor store at 6445 Lyndale Ave combined with the fire station. Today that location is under construction and will be home to Top Golf. We have more sales than we used to, in 1969 we hit $1 million in sales for the first time, it grew to $3 million in 1997 and had surpassed $6 million the past few years. BC liquor provides approximately $1 million every four years for the City to spend on capital improvements, typically parks and trails, that otherwise would have come from the taxpayers. What is awesome about today at BC liquor is our staff, in all these years we have had the hardest working and most knowledgeable staff in the industry. Employee’s continuously work on Product Information Trainings (PIT’s), which allows us to provide our customers the best shopping experience possible. So what’s new after all these years? Sunday sales!!! As of July 2, 2017 Minnesota allow liquor stores to be open Sundays from 11am to 6pm. From the very first day we have had a huge success being open Sundays at both locations. Whether it’s an early Sunday morning rush as customers get prepared to watch their favorite sports team play or customer’s enjoying the additional available time over holiday weekends. Once a year we have a rare beer release, this year and in future years we plan to do this every Sunday in July. People have been known to line up hours before we open to get these special hard to find beers. We recently finished our 9th year participating in Darkness Days with Surly Brewing serving hordes of excited customers coming to Brooklyn Center for this one day event. Why do we do all this? The profits are nice for taxpayers, but there is more. We in municipal liquor feel our control of alcohol is in support of our community values. We are diligent in training our people how to spot minors attempting to buy or people who are obviously intoxicated. Municipal liquor also allows the City to control the number and locations of liquor stores throughout the City. What will the future bring? Probably not alcohol delivery by drones! We will continue to look at our operation and how we can better serve our customers. Maybe a larger outlet and more stores? Maybe looking at ways we can help the customer have an excellent and speedy experience at our stores. If you want to see something in particular at your favorite BC liquor store feel free to email Tom Agnes, Liquor Operations Manager at Tagnes@ Brooklyncenterliquor.com or reach out on social media. We hope you have enjoyed this look back through history at the life of a local municipal liquor store. And please come help us celebrate responsibly our 68 years of business at either location 5625 Xerxes or 6930 Brooklyn Blvd in the Great City of Brooklyn Center. SHARE YOUR COMMUNITY EVENTS ONLINE Need a place to share your public event with the community? The City of Brooklyn Center’s online Community Bulletin Board might be what you are looking for. The Community Bulletin Board is offered as a free public service. For more information regarding eligibility or to see latest updates visit www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/ BulletinBoard. 4 Spring 2018, Edition 203 NEWS Ci t y Community Engagement On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 the City of Brooklyn Center hosted a Black History Month event in partnership with CEAP and Brooklyn Center Community Schools. The event entitled, “A Soulful Story of Black History in America,” featured Dr. Reggie Edwards, Brooklyn Center’s Deputy City Manager, as presenter. During the presentation Dr. Edwards used pivotal events, family stories, historical facts and personal reflections to tell a riveting chronological and thematic story of black history in America. The event was attended by City Council members, staff, MAC members, school board representatives, residents and community partners. Thank you Hennepin County Library (Brooklyn Park) for donating bookmarks listing New Books to Read by African American Writers. What is important to you in a City Celebration held here in Brooklyn Center? Is it a Parade, Entertainment, Teen Activities or something else? On Thursday, January 25, 2018 the City of Brooklyn Center held a City Celebration Community Dialogue session. During the event attendees were able to share with us what they think is important to them in a City Celebration. This input was needed to help us create a new vision for our City’s summer celebration (Earle Brown Days). Anyone unable to attend the event was given the opportunity to submit feedback by completing a survey. This years’ celebration will be held from Thursday, June 21 – Saturday, June 23, 2018. If interested in volunteering at the event, contact us by email at recreation@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us or over the phone by calling 763-569-3400. Jim Glasoe, Director of Community Activities, Recreation and Services provide re-cap of dialogue discussion. Brooklyn Center business owner share community event ideas.  BROOKLYN CENTER WRAPS-UP BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A SOULFUL STORY  DIALOGUE SESSION HELPS PLAN UPCOMING COMMUNITY CELEBRATION 5 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org  CITY CELEBRATES WINTER OLYMPICS The City of Brooklyn Center joined other elected officials, community partners, guests from business community, youth hockey and Loaves and Fishes at an Olympic Viewing Event. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the availability and the importance of recreational facilities in the north metro and view the opening Olympic festivities on NBC. Pictured above, event attendees visiting Brooklyn Center’s booth.  STRESS OF PARENTING DIALOGUE SESSION On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 the City of Brooklyn Center in partnership with the Brooklyn Center Community Schools held a joint dialogue session. The event entitled, “Stress of Parenting: A Look at Mental Health in Adolescents,” explored the link between trauma and toxic stress of urban youth and the challenges to their constructive development. During the session, attendees learned how to understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs so not to add to the trauma. Brandon Jones M.A. Psychotherapist, Professor, & Behavior Health Consultant gave the presentation. Session evaluations were distributed to all attendees with a request to provide ideas on other sessions they are interested in attending. Take time to learn more about the history of ethnic populations and how they have contributed to the culture and heritage of our community. Here are upcoming Heritage Celebration dates. APRIL 14 PAN AMERICAN DAY MAY ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH MAY 17 SYTTENDE MAI: NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION DAY JUNE CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH JUNE 6 SWEDISH NATIONAL DAY MAY 28 MEMORIAL DAY In observance of Memorial Day City Hall is closed on Monday, May 28. 6 Spring 2018, Edition 203 NEWS Ci t y Community Safety 28TH ANNUAL POLICE & CITIZENS AWARDS CEREMONY Sponsored by Brooklyn Center Crime Prevention Program TUESDAY APRIL 17, 2018 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Center Community Center Constitution Hall 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 MINNESOTA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK Severe Weather Awareness week is April 9 – 13, 2018. During this week, families, communities, schools and local businesses are encouraged to review and talk about their emergency plans and how they can prepare for upcoming severe weather season. Each Day of the week will highlight an important seasonal weather safety topic: • Monday – Alerts and Warnings • Tuesday – Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail • Wednesday – Floods • Thursday – Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills) • Friday – Extreme Heat Tornado Drill There will be two statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The first drill is at 1:45 p.m. and allows businesses and schools to practice their emergency plans. The second drill is at 6:55 p.m. and will allow families to practice their plans. Watch vs. Warning • Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms or tornadoes • Warning means a severe thunderstorm or tornado has been spotted by radar or trained spotter. • Outdoor Warning Sirens • Outdoor warning sirens are meant to be heard outside. The system is not designed to provide notification inside your home or business. When sirens sound, residents should always seek shelter and tune to local weather information on radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for more information. • Hennepin County does not issue an “all-clear” tone from the outdoor sirens. The threat of severe weather does not stop when the sirens stop. Continue to shelter and stay tuned to local weather information on radio, television or NOAA Weather Radios for the duration of the warning period. • If the siren sounds while you are in your vehicle, seek shelter immediately. The safest place to be is in a sturdy building, on the lowest level away from windows. If there is not a building nearby, and the tornado is approaching quickly, get as far away from the road and cars as possible and lie in a low area covering your head with your arms. Do not go under an overpass; the bridge could collapse or become a wind tunnel with flying debris. • Hennepin County tests the outdoor warning sirens the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. More information about Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week can be found at dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness 2018 POLICE DEPARTMENT NEIGHBORHOOD AREA MEETINGS May 17 Twin Lakes Park 6:00-7:30 PM June 20 Firehouse Park 6:00-7:30 PM July 19 Bellvue Park 6:00-7:30 PM September 11 West Palmer Lake Park 6:00-7:30 PM For more information contact 763-503-3272 Save the Date SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED, EXPIRED AND UNUSED MEDICINES FOR FREE On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 the City of Brooklyn Center began collecting medicines via our new medicine collection box. The box is currently installed in our police department lobby. The accepted medicines are prescription medicines, including controlled substances, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements, pet medicines. They can be disposed of in the box in the form of an aerosol, capsule, cream, gel, inhaler, liquid, patch, pill, or powder. The detailed information can be found on the department’s website and our Facebook page. We want you to know the details in case anyone from the community approaches you about it. We cannot accept needles, sharps or syringes, glass containers, drug paraphernalia, bandages, glucose meters, medical tape or other medical supplies, medicines from businesses, including health care facilities, pharmacies, pharmaceutical representatives, doctors’ offices and veterinary clinics. Guidelines for the public include: no cost to drop off unwanted medicines; no identification required; no need to check with an officer or city staff member prior to disposing of unwanted medicines; if possible, bring the medicine in the original container; if medicine is no longer in the original container, place the medicine in a quart-sized plastic bag. Please do not use larger plastic bags or plastic shopping bags. 7 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL Walking and bicycling to school help families stay active and healthy, and kids arrive focused and ready to learn. To find out more about the Safe Routes to School program watch the following YouTube Video: https:// youtu.be/EWPkdOazWB0. How can we work together to build a stronger, safer community? On Friday, February 9, 2018 local law enforcement leaders led a discussion regarding ways we can work together to build a stronger and safer community. Panelist included, Police Chief Gannon, City of Brooklyn Center (pictured right), Police Chief Enevoldsen, City of Brooklyn Park and Bill Woodson, Executive Director, Forward Motion Management Consulting. In September 2017, Officer Bickel was hired and sworn-in in front of a small group of family. On February 5, 2018 family and peers were present to witness another swearing-in ceremony to celebrate his completion of the rigorous Field Training Program (FTO) and authorization for solo patrol. Officer Bickel with his mother Officer Bickel (left) being sworn in by Chief Gannon (right) 8 Spring 2018, Edition 203 NEWS Ci t y Public Works Firehouse Park Area Reconstruction Project The proposed roadway and utility improvements include full street reconstruction of all streets consisting of new concrete curb and gutter, bituminous paving, replacement of a majority of the sanitary sewer, partial replacement of the watermain, storm sewer upgrades and street light replacements. Work is expected to begin in May on this project and should be completed by fall 2018. Weekly progress reports available on the City’s Website at www. cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Brooklyn Boulevard Corridor Project Phase 1 The proposed reconstruction and streetscape improvements are expected to improve roadway safety, enhance traffic operations, reduce access points and provide improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities for a 1.4-mile segment of the corridor in Brooklyn Center between 49th Avenue and just north of Bass Lake Road (County Road 10). The project will enhance bicycle and pedestrian travel by adding a trail, improving sidewalks, transit stops, adding streetscaping and landscaping and improving the functionality of intersections with modified turn lanes. Work is expected to begin in June and should be completed by fall 2019. 51st Avenue Reconstruction Project The proposed roadway and utility improvements include full street reconstruction of 51st Avenue from Brooklyn Boulevard to Xerxes Avenue consisting of new concrete curb and gutter, bituminous paving, complete replacement of the sanitary sewer, complete replacement of the watermain and storm sewer upgrades. The service road west of Brooklyn Boulevard will be removed and Lilac Drive will be extended from New Millennium Academy to the Trunk Highway (TH) 100 south ramp. Work will be completed with the Brooklyn Boulevard Corridor Project Phase 1 and is expected to begin in June and should be completed by fall 2018. Bellvue Area Street Rehabilitation The proposed roadway improvements include street rehabilitation of all streets in the Bellvue Area consisting of a two- inch mill and overlay of the bituminous pavement, spot repairs of the curb and gutter, spot repairs of the sidewalk and minor utility repairs. Work is expected to begin in the summer and should be completed by fall 2018. Chip Sealcoating Chip sealcoating is scheduled to be completed along City streets identified in the Aldrich and Twin Lake areas along with some other miscellaneous sections of roadway as identified on the attached map. Sealcoating is routinely completed each year to preserve the pavement and extend the service life of the roadway. Public Works crews will complete crack sealing and pothole patching prior to applying a chip seal to the road surface. Expect minor traffic delays and be aware of workers in the roadway during this two day project. In 2018, the City of Brooklyn Center will be making the most of spring and summer months to accomplish several projects. Included in the Public Works Department’s “to-do list” this year are two Neighborhood Street and utility reconstruction projects, a county road reconstruction project, a street rehabilitation project and an annual street chip sealcoating project. The following is an overview of these major capital improvements planned for 2018. Street Reconstruction Projects For the past 24 years, the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) has included projects to reconstruct aging streets and maintain the public infrastructure throughout the community. The CIP is a planning document that presents a fifteen-year overview of potential capital improvement projects and is available for review on the City’s Website at www. cityofbrooklyncenter.org. The attached map identifies the residential streets that are scheduled for improvements in 2018 as follows: This information can also be accessed on the City’s Website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org with progress on these projects updated regularly. 9 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN REPORTING SOIL EROSION AT CONSTRUCTION SITES When storm water drains off a construction site, it carries sediment and other pollutants that harm our local water resources. The State of Minnesota requires that contractors implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) on construction sites to prevent polluted runoff and eroded soil from entering storm drains. Common BMPs used on construction sites include silt fence, storm drain inlet protection, stabilized construction exits, stockpile placement and protection and temporary mulching and seeding. Signs that BMPs are not working: • Sediment tracking in the road • Muddy water flowing off the construction site • Dirt piled up around storm drains Resident reporting can be a highly effective tool for finding and stopping pollutant discharge. If you have any construction site or erosion control concerns, please contact the Engineering Division at 763- 569-3340 or publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. The City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a planning document that presents an overview of scheduled capital projects to address the City’s goals for maintaining public infrastructure. The CIP includes a long-term financing plan that allows the City to allocate funds for these projects based on assigned priorities. Part of the financing plan includes a portion of the roadway and storm sewer utility projects that are assessed directly to adjacent property owners. The typical 2018 assessment rate for a single-family home is $5,659 for a full reconstruction project, $3,265 for a partial street reconstruction project and $1,440 for a pavement rehabilitation project (mill and overlay). Once assessed, payment can be made upfront in full or in installments with property taxes over a 10-year period. Included is a map of the City showing the upcoming 5-year CIP. If your street is highlighted, you should expect a project in your neighborhood as indicated. 10 Spring 2018, Edition 203 NEWS Ci t y Maintenance Brooklyn Center utility crews will be flushing water lines beginning Monday, April 9, 2018 (weather dependent). The process is scheduled to occur for five consecutive days beginning at 7:00 a.m. and continuing until approximately 5:30 p.m.* *Due to the nature of hydrant-flushing, the number of hours per day or the number of consecutive days needed to complete the flush are subject to change. However, City staff will do their best to adhere to the schedule as posted. Please note that flushing may loosen rust or manganese in pipes that could stain laundry. Residents are encouraged to check their water before doing laundry and to delay doing laundry, especially whites, until the process is completed in their area (see map). Please be aware when this work is in progress and help keep our workers safe. When you see City crews operating hydrants throughout the community, proceed with caution. SCHEDULE AREA 1 – APRIL 9 AREA 2 – APRIL 10 AREA 3 – APRIL 11 AREA 4 – APRIL 12 AREA 5 – APRIL 13 WATER LINE FLUSHING WATER LINE FLUSHING (In Your Own Home or Business) Because flushing out the City’s main lines in the street can stir up sediment in homes, residents are encouraged to perform their own “annual maintenance" after the crews have left the neighborhood. Here are some tips for your own household or business flush: • If you have a softener, put it on bypass for the duration of the flush. • Remove aerators and mounted filters from faucets. • Start by completely turning on both outside faucets (be sure to run hoses out away from the house to avoid any problems near the foundation) and follow with the laundry tub, kitchen sink and then bathtub. • Run cold water only through each area on full for 15-20 minutes or until water runs clear of rust or manganese (gray or blackish sediment). • Replace aerators on faucets and take softener off bypass. • Other recommended routine maintenance: Perform a hot water heater flush. Check all water hoses leading to sinks, washing machines, or dishwashers for leaks, rust and corrosion and repair/replace as necessary. Remove toilet tank lids and check rubber flapper for leaks or damage. 11 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org Maintenance Improvements NEED HELP FUNDING A HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT? Thinking about home improvement projects around your home this spring or summer? Would you like help funding your project? Consider applying to participate in the Fix up Fund Program offered and managed by the The Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) available to Brooklyn Center residents. Loan Terms The CEE offers low interest loans for Minnesota homeowners to make improvements in their homes. CEE, a Minneapolis based nonprofit organization, is the lender for this program and will assist homeowners through the loan process. • 3% fixed interest rate (APR 3.116%)* • $50,000 maximum loan amount • 20 year maximum term • Annual household income limit of $104,000 • Terms & conditions apply. Contact CEE Eligible projects include most interior and exterior permanent improvements including kitchen, flooring, windows, driveways, fences, energy improvements, accessibility improvements and more! Improvements may not begin prior to closing the loan. For more information on this program or other programs offered throughout the state of Minnesota contact (612) 335-5884. *Terms and funding are subject to change and dependent on availability of funds. HOME PROGRAM PROVIDE SERVICES FOR SENIORS If you are a senior citizen or know of a senior citizen that would like assistance in light housekeeping and yard work duties, there may be resources available from Senior Community Services (HOME Program). This program is available to senior citizens living in the Hennepin County area. You may contact them directly at (952)-746-4046 or email home@seniorcommunity.org and request for more information on how to sign up. The program is based on a sliding fee scale and some services may have a waiting list. Thank you for doing your part for your community. Let’s keep Brooklyn Center at the Center of community betterment. THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING IN THE ADOPT-A- PROGRAM The City of Brooklyn Center extends our heartfelt appreciation to all the participants of the Adopt-a-Park/ Trail/Street or Flower Garden (both current and past) for their effort and dedication toward making Brooklyn Center a nicer place to live, work and play. The City provides approximately 600 acres of green space as well as about 20 miles of trails for residents and visitors to enjoy. The program consists of voluntary agreements between the City and organizations, businesses, groups or individuals to assist in the preservation and maintenance of clean, safe parks and trails. For more information about the Adopt-a-Program please contact: • Renee Anderson (Public Works) at 763-585-7100 to adopt a park, trail, street, rain garden, or flower garden around Brooklyn Center. • Rebecca Crass at 763-569-3400 to adopt a flower garden in Centennial Park. 12 Spring 2018, Edition 203 NEWS Ci t y Clean and Green WATERING RESTRICTIONS: ODD-EVEN SPRINKLING BAN May 1 through September 30 In spring of 2018, Water Tower No. 3 will be out of service for painting of the exterior for 4-5 weeks starting at the end of April. Following Water Tower No. 3 will be painting Water Tower No. 2 which will be out of service from June to October. Please follow the watering restriction ordinance and use the helpful tips below to conserve water. Permanent water restrictions are in effect from May 1 to September 30 every year according to regulations adopted by the City Council. This odd-even sprinkling ban does not apply to private wells—only to properties on City water supply. This ban is defined in Section 4-202 of the City Ordinances. If, after proper warning, any utility user who uses City water and is in violation of the odd-even sprinkling/watering ordinance, a $25 per day fee will be charged. This ban will be enforced. LAWN AND GARDEN WATER CONSERVATION TIPS From the American Water Works Association • Morning is the best time to water most lawns. Water EARLY and you can water LESS because more of the water is absorbed into your lawn. • Water only when your lawn needs it. To see if your lawn needs watering, step on the grass. If it springs back up, you don’t need to water. • Let water sink in slowly. Lots of water applied quickly mostly runs off. Let water sink in deep, to encourage deep roots. Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks. • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to slow evaporation of moisture and discourage weed growth. COMMUNITY CLEAN UP EVENT AND ARBOR DAY TREE SALE Sunday, April 22 1pm to 4pm Join us for Brooklyn Center’s Earth Day tradition! The Shingle Creek Clean Up has been a staple in Brooklyn Center for over 16 years. On Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm, stop by at Centennial Park Amphitheater at 6301 Shingle Creek Boulevard for this family friendly event. With everyone pitching in, Brooklyn Center can take part in keeping our creeks, lakes, ponds and rivers clean; improving the water quality of not only the metro area but the entire Mississippi watershed all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Do your part by helping to keep our community clean. Stay after for some planned activities including; Touch a Truck and Paint a Plow, along with snacks and prizes. We’ll provide volunteers with grabbers, safety vests, bags and gloves. However, feel free to bring your own pair of gloves. Dress for the weather as the event continues rain or shine. See you there! In celebration of Arbor Day, the City will offer bare root trees at wholesale rates to residents. This year there will be five species of trees. Trees are on a first order basis and must be pre-paid. There is a limit of three trees per Brooklyn Center household. Trees will be available for pick-up at Centennial Park, south lot, located at 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018. There will not be refunds for trees not picked up on April 22, 2018. The trees will be sold in bare root form. The average caliper size of these trees is 1-1.5 inches with an average height of 8-10 feet. The cost per tree will be between $30-50 depending on the species. For best results these trees will need to be planted the same day they are picked up, Sunday, April 22, 2018. For any questions or more information contact 763-585-7100 or visit the City’s Website at www.cityofbrooklycenter.org/ arborday. 13 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org BLUE THUMB WORKSHOP: CREATING RESILIENT YARDS Unseasonably warm weather, flooding rains and long droughts are the new normal in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and even mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events at our Resilient Yards workshop series. Planning Your Resilient Yard workshop participants receive: • An overview of our changing weather patterns and ways to minimize their impact using raingardens, turf alternatives, native plantings and other practices. • One-on-one design assistance from Blue Thumb Landscape Designers and U of M Extension Master Gardeners from Hennepin County. TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 6:00-8:30 P.M. Brooklyn Center Community Center 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 For more information dates and to register, go to metroblooms.org/workshops or call 651-699-2426. Space is limited. $15 SPECIAL MATERIALS DROP-OFF DAY Spring cleaning may leave you with a pile of stuff to get rid of. Here’s your chance to recycle those items that can’t go in your recycling cart or that you can’t put out for the curbside cleanup. Drop off your mattresses, carpet, electronics, appliances, tires, scrap metal, bikes, batteries and more at Brooklyn Park’s Operations & Maintenance facility, 8300 Noble Ave N. on Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fees may be charged for some items. There will also be free paper shredding. The Special Materials Drop-Off Day is open to residents of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal and New Hope. For more information including a complete list of what is accepted visit www.hrg-recycling.com or call 763-493-8006. YARD WASTE SITE OPENS APRIL 2 You can get rid of those leaves, brush and other yard waste at the Maple Grove Yard Waste Site starting April 2. The site is located at 10300 Maple Grove Parkway. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. For more information visit www.mgyardwaste.com or call HRG at 763-493-8006. TALL GRASS AND WEEDS PROGRAM Summer is upon us, that means longer walks with our four legged friends around the neighborhood, grilling, various gatherings with the family and friends, and the inevitable yard work. Brooklyn Center residents take pride in their homes, neighborhoods, and community. The City’s Tall Grass and Weed Program’s purpose is to help support that vision. It is also in place to prevent unwanted rodents, pests, and unruly sights. The City’s Grass Inspectors are proactive and conduct City sweeps to assist with keeping tall grass and weeds to a minimum. Grass and weeds per City Code 19-1601, “must be mowed or trimmed to a height of eight inches or less. Noxious weeds must be destroyed or eradicated. Noxious weeds include thistle, poison ivy, poison oak, etc.” 14 Spring 2018, Edition 203 NEWS Ci t y FOUND/RECOVERED PETS AND PUPS SERVICE PUPS is the impound facility for the following cities: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Crystal, Maple Grove, New Hope, and Plymouth, MN. PUPS is located at 11350 89th Ave N Maple Grove, MN 55369. Phone: 763-494-5999. Email: cboser@maplegrovemn.gov. P.U.P.S. is not set up to do adoptions, they only release animals to approved rescue groups. If you are interested in fostering or adopting an animal, please either comment on the animal’s photo on the PUPs web page or email. PUPS is open Mon-Fri 2-6 p.m. and Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. They are closed Sundays and holidays. Here is a link to the wish list for P.U.P.S. http://amzn.com/w/ OXB2O4TGQ107. Any items ordered here will be shipped right to the shelter. City CONTACTS Council Members Mayor Tim Willson Voicemail: (763) 569-3450 mayorwillson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Marquita Butler Voicemail: (763) 569-3446 councilmemberbutler@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember April Graves Voicemail: (763) 569-3448 councilmembergraves@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Kris Lawrence-Anderson Voicemail: (763) 569-3444 councilmemberlawrence-anderson@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us Councilmember Dan Ryan Voicemail: (763) 569-3445 councilmemberryan@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Manager Curt Boganey (763) 569-3300 Printed on recycled paper City PHONE NUMBERS Administration ................................................(763) 569-3300 Community Development ..............................(763) 569-3330 Inspections, Code Enforcement, Ownership Services Public Works/Engineering ..............................(763) 569-3340 Parks, Streets, Utilities .................................(763) 569-7100 Finance ............................................................ (763) 569-3320 Utility Billing ...............................................(763) 569-3390 Community Center .........................................(763) 569-3400 Activity Weather Line .................................(763) 569-3442 Earle Brown Heritage Center .........................(763) 569-6300 Centerbrook Golf Course ................................(763) 549-3750 Fire ..................................................................(763) 549-3600 Police (General Info) .......................................(763) 569-3333 Emergency & Non-Emergency Officer Assistance ........911 City COUNCIL MEETINGS City Council Regular Session meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 pm. Informal Open Forum is held at 6:45 pm before Council meetings for persons who wish to address the City Council about issues not scheduled on the agenda. City Council Work Sessions are held immediately following the Regular Session City Council meetings. City Council Meetings are broadcast live on cable Channel 16. Replays shown Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 2:30 am and 10:30 am. You may also watch City Council meetings on-line, on demand at your convenience through a link on the City website. Call City Hall to verify meeting dates or visit the City’s website at www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2199 www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org e-mail: info@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us City Hall (763) 569-3300 Job Information Line (763) 569-3307 Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 cityofbrooklyncenter.org in this ISSUE Community Events 2-3 Youth Programs 8-15 Aquatics 16-21 Adult Fitness 22-24 Centerbrook Golf Course 32-33 and more... SUMMERCity of Brooklyn Center Recreation Guide 20 1 8 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID TWIN CITIES MN PERMIT NO. 2170Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center MN 55430 763-569-3400 cityofbrooklyncenter.org City of Brooklyn Center Fall Guide 20172 En te r t a i n m e n t i n t e Park E vening Concerts Tuesdays, 7 p.m. JUNE 12 Kuyayki Peru JUNE 19 The Capri Big Band JUNE 26 Roe Family Singers JULY 10 Universal Dance Destiny JULY 17 The Castaways Midsummer Celebration at 6 p.m. JULY 24 Brooklyn Big Band AUGUST 7 Salsa del Soul AUGUST 14 Taiko Arts Midwest End of Summer Bash at 6 p.m. Kids Concerts Thursdays, 10 a.m. JULY 5 Teddy Bear Band Bring your favorite teddy bear! AUGUST 2 Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam Movies in the Park Fridays at dusk AUGUST 10 Bunyan & Babe AUGUST 17 Paddington 2 AUGUST 24 Coco CENTENNIAL CIVIC & VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER 6301 SHINGLE CREEK PARKWAY Enjoy fun for the entire family at Brooklyn Center’s Entertainment in the Park! Clap along with local musicians or cuddle up for a movie. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Non-alcohol beverages and picnics welcome. Don’t forget bug spray in the evening. Free! Sponsored by Luther Auto FOOD TRUCK EVENT FOOD TRUCK EVENT For more information, including the food truck attending, visit cityofbrooklyncenter.org/ entertainmentinthepark and follow us on Facebook @brooklyncenterrec. In case of inclement weather please call the weather hotline: 763-569-3442. FOOD TRUCK EVENT register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org $ Fee for event. * Food and items available for purchase. For more information and schedule of events, visit cityofbrooklyncenter.org/earlebrowndays or follow us on Facebook @brooklyncenterrec. We Need Volunteers! Contact us by email at recreation@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us or over the phone by calling 763-569-3400. RUN JUMP FLY 5K • $ West Palmer Lake Park, 9am Race your family around Palmer Lake, kids 1k fun run begins at 8:30am. FAMILY FESTIVAL • Free!* Centennial Park, 5–10pm Join your neighbors at Centennial Park for non-stop entertainment, food trucks, youth activities, market, fireworks and more! THURSDAY, JUNE 21 FRIDAY, JUNE 22 SATURDAY, JUNE 23 PARADE • Free! Dupont Ave, 6:30pm Cheer for your local bands, entertainers, business, politicians and more as they march, drive and dance down Dupont Avenue! GOLF FESTIVAL • $ Centerbrook Golf Course, 10am Experience 9 unique holes of golf followed by lunch in the clubhouse. RED, WHITE AND BREW • $ Centerbrook Golf Course, 6–9pm Enjoy food and entertainment while sipping on wine and craft beer while taking in the views of the well manicured golf course. Your Community Celebration Days 20 1 8 3 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 WAIVER STATEMENT: When registering for a program by phone, online, by mail or in person the following waiver statement is implied: “I understand that participation in this activity is completely voluntary and that the activity is being offered for the benefit of the participants named in the registration. I agree that the participants are participating in the activity at their own risk. I also agree that the City of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, will not be liable for any claims, injuries or damages of whatever nature incurred by the participants due to the negligence of the City, its agents or employees, arising out of or connected with this activity. I expressly release and discharge of the City of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, from any such claims, injuries or damages.” Registration ONLINE RECREATION REGISTRATION 1. cityofbrooklyncenter.org 2. On Homepage select the “Register Recreation” button in the online services column. 3. Create An Account through the site by providing basic information about you and your family. Or if you wish, a staff member at the Community Center can assist you; call 763- 569-3400. 4. Create a LOGIN (your email address) and choose a password. If you forget your password, the site can send you a reminder email. 5. Once your account is created, use your login and password to sign up for recreation programs. If you have questions, please contact us. WALK-IN Register at the Community Center. PHONE-IN Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 8:30 pm Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 pm MAIL Use form on bottom of page. For your protection, we do not accept credit card payments through the mail, email or by fax. Mail form & check to: Brooklyn Center Recreation Department 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 In this Issue Active Older Adults 26 Adaptive Recreation 13 Adult Activities 25 Adult Fitness 22 Aquatics - Swim Lessons 16 Centerbrook Golf Course 32 Community Center Hours/Rates 6 Community Tripsters 29 Picnic Shelters 34 Pre-K Activities 8 Registration Information 5 Sports - Youth & Adult 15 Teen Activities 14 Youth Activities 8 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF BROOKLYN CENTER REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 4, 2018 Mail-In Registration Form (Please print) Use separate form for each person Parent/Guardian Name ____________________________________Male  Female  Birth Date _______________________ Participant Name: ________________________________________Male  Female  Birth Date _______________________ Address ________________________________________________City _____________________Zip Code _______________ Phone (h) (____) ________________________(w) (____) _____________________(c) (____) __________________________ Primary Contact E-mail ____________________________________________________________________________________ Activity # ______________________________Activity Name _____________________________________________________ Activity # ______________________________Activity Name _____________________________________________________ Amount Paid ___________________________Child Swim Lessons - Swim Level ______________________________________ Special Needs (including food allergies) _______________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact Name ___________________________________________Relationship ____________________________ Emergency Contact Phone (h) ________________________________________(c) ____________________________________ 4 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Information DEPARTMENT MISSION To create a sense of community and enrich the quality of life for our residents, patrons and employees by providing a variety of high quality, inclusive programs and services. LIABILITY The Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants in any of its programs. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or activities. NOTE • Inclement Weather – If classes or recreation activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancellations, call 763-569-3442. • Financial Assistance – Available to Brooklyn Center youth residents who could not otherwise participate in the program due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center. Not available for one-day programs, private swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships, or contracted trip programs. • Photograph Notice – Staff take pictures of program participants to use for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the guide, on the website or other marketing publications. • Missed lessons will not be made up. • No Participant Substitutions – Only registered participants may attend programs. • Fees – Program fees cannot be prorated. • Late Pickup Fee – $5 fee for every ten minutes past program ending time will be issued for youth programs. • Auxiliary Aids –- Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment served by the MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice). • Successful inclusion requests are made two weeks in advance. REFUND INFORMATION • Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before first class or by registration deadline date. • Cancellations after the first class, require 24 hour notice before the second class. No re-funds issued after the second class. • No refunds on Active Adult programs and Community Tripsters after the registration dead-line. • Requests for refunds for Lifeguard Training must be made at least 8 days before the program start date. • Refunds will be prorated and a $5 cancellation fee is charged. • No refunds given on programs of $5 or less. • If programs are canceled by the Recreation Department, a full refund will be issued. LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES If you or someone you know are in need of translation services, language translation services are available at the Community Center. With the help of LanguageLine, we can provide interpreting service in over 100 languages. LanguageLine is a service that connects human interpreters via telephone to individuals who wish to speak to each other but do not share a common language. Service provided free of charge. NO NON-RESIDENT FEES Brooklyn Center Recreation Department does not charge non- resident fees for any of our programs, classes or community center memberships. DEPARTMENT STAFF Jim Glasoe Director 763-569-3407 Janelle Crossfield Program Supervisor 763-569-3406 Joe Ericksen Program Supervisor 763-569-3382 Steve Makowske Golf Course Superintendent 763-549-3750 Kelly Mertes Program Supervisor 763-569-3405 Jacob Andersen Aquatic Supervisor 763-569-3317 5 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Adult Swim & Pre K Open Swim All Ages Wading Pool Lap Swim Water Slide Ex. Room & Sauna Sunday 1 – 5 pm 1 – 5 pm 1 – 5 pm 1 – 5 pm Monday 8 - 9:30 am & 12 - 1 pm 1 – 8 pm 1 – 4:30 pm Evening varies 1 – 4:30 pm Evening varies 8 am - 9 pm Tuesday 8 - 9:30 am & 12 - 1 pm 1 – 8 pm 1 – 8 pm 8 – 9 pm 1 – 8 pm 8 am - 9 pm Wednesday 8 - 9:30 am & 12 - 1 pm 1 – 8 pm 1 – 8 pm 8 – 9 pm 1 – 8 pm 8 am - 9 pm Thursday 8 - 9:30 am & 12 - 1 pm 1 – 8 pm 1 – 4:30 pm Evening varies 8 – 9 pm 1 – 4:30 pm Evening varies 8 am - 9 pm Friday 8 - 9:30 am & 12 - 1 pm 1 – 8 pm 1 – 8 pm 1 – 8 pm 8 am - 9 pm Saturday 8 – 8:50 am & 12 - 1 pm 1 – 8 pm 1 – 8 pm 12 – 1 pm 1 – 8 pm 8 am - 9 pm Community Center DAILY ADMISSION Without Slide With Slide Age 0-14 & 62 + $4 $5 Age 15-61 $5 $6 PUNCH CARDS Good for pool, exercise room & sauna. Water slide is an extra $1/time. Cards good for 1 year from purchase date. 10 punches 25 punches 50 punches 100 punches Age 0-14 & 62 + $38 $90 $170 $320 Age 15-61 $47.50 $112.50 $212.50 $400 MEMBERSHIP TYPE 1 MONTH 3 MONTH 6 MONTH 1 YEAR Individual - Available to one person age 18 & older.$33.75 $91 $162 $263 Dual - Available to two people who both reside at the same address, one must be 18+. $42.50 $115 $204 $332 Senior - Available to Brooklyn Center senior residents age 62+.$27.25 $74 $131 $245 Senior Dual - Available to two Brooklyn Center residents age 62+ both residing at same address. $35.75 $97 $172 $322 Household - Available to two adults & up to three dependents age 17 & younger or full-time students age 22 & younger who are attending post-secondary school. Proof of post-secondary status required. Additional dependents may be added for $9/ month/person. $48.75 $9 per additional dependent $132 $27 per additional dependent $234 $54 per additional dependent $380 $108 per additional dependent Office Hours: Monday-Saturday - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday - 12:30 - 5:00 pm POOL, WATER SLIDE, EXERCISE ROOM & SAUNA HOURS 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway cityofbrooklyncenter.org 763-569-3400 FEATURES 50 METER SWIMMING POOL - Ages 6 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate swimwear required. WADING POOL - Ages 6 & younger when supervised by an adult. WATER SLIDE - Children less than 52” tall who wish to use the water slide must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. Refer to the monthly pool calendar for water slide times. EXERCISE ROOM - Ages 15+. Shirts & athletic shoes required. SAUNA: Ages 18+ - Children not allowed. LOCKER ROOMS - Lockers available for 25¢. No one over age 5 allowed in opposite gender locker rooms. Family locker rooms available. MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS & PRICES A membership allows use of the swimming pool, water slide, exercise room & sauna during open hours. Proof of same address required for dual, senior, senior dual, and household memberships. Community Center Closed: Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, July 4th Holiday, Labor Day, Monday, September 3. The Community Center is closed for annual maintenance from September 3 through September 9 6 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org EXERCISE ROOM Available to members and non-members for a daily fee. Ages 15+. Shirt & athletic shoes required. Cardiovascular - Treadmills-6; Ellipticals-6; Climbmill-1; Recumbent Bikes-4; Upright Bike-1; Recumbent Elliptical(s) – 2 Strength Training - Leg Press/Calf Raise; Dumbbells; Multi-chest; “Smith” Machine; Cable Crossover; Newly added Cybex equipment: Leg Press; Leg Extension; Seated Leg Curl; Back Extension; Chest Press; Overhead Press; Row; Abdominal; Pull Down; Arm Extension; Arm Curl; Fly Rear Delt Circuit Training - Hip Abduction/Adduction; Abdominal/ Low Back; Pectoral/Deltoid; Shoulder Press/Pull Down; Leg Extension/Leg Curl; Squat; Lift Task; Chest Row; Bicep/Tricep; Fitness Technology Rotary Torso; Precor Stretch Trainer; Back Extension; Parabody Power Tower FACILITY RENTAL INFORMATION Constitution Hall Available for business and club meetings or private functions including family reunions, graduations, and anniversary parties. Room seating can accommodate up to 190 for banquet style and 250 for theater style. Philip Q. Cohen Community Room Located on the upper level, this unique room is available for small group functions. Room seating can accommodate 70 for theatre style, 30 for classroom style and 50 for banquet style. No -Alcohol, tobacco products, or e-cigarettes allowed. Days and hours vary from season to season. For information call 763-569-3470, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm. BROOKLYN CENTER PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Community Center. This Chgommission advises the City Council on the parks and recreation program in Brooklyn Center. Bud Sorenson, Chairperson, Travis Bonovsky, Jill Dalton, Gail Ebert, Judy Thorbus, Tom Shinnick, and Jerome Witalka. STAY UP TO DATE! The City Of Brooklyn Center is offering more ways to connect with us. Visit the homepage of our website atcityofbrooklyncenter.org to get the latest news on our newest social media outlets offered citywide. Stay connected and be one of the first to receive special announcements and alerts, just by registering and or signing-up. facebook@brooklyncenterrec 7 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 CAMP MONROE Ages 5-12 Spend your summer at a great camp right in your neighborhood! Take part in science, nature exploration, arts & crafts, games, geo- caching, active play and more. Have time to hang out with old & new friends. Weekly themes add to the fun. Camp is a cooperative between Brooklyn Park Recreation & Parks and Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation & Services Departments. One week of camp we partner with Three Rivers Park District Explorer Camp – kids will be bused to the Coon Rapids Damn Park for nature activities! This camp is for youth entering K – 7th grade in the fall of 2018. Please note: participants will be active at camp and there is no rest period for younger children. Lunch is available or bring your own! Bring an afternoon snack each day. More information about Camp Monroe can be found in the parent packet available prior to the start of camp and on the web at www.brooklynpark.org/summercamp Camp Monroe fee assistance is available for Brooklyn Center residents. Location: Monroe School Park Activity Building 700 Meadowwood Dr. No Camp July 2 - 5. Register by June 3. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # M, T, W, TH Jun 18-Aug 16 11 am-5 pm $320 101201-01 M & W Jun 18 -Aug 15 11 am-5 pm $160 101201-02 T & TH Jun 19-Aug 16 11 am-5 pm $160 101201-03 SUMMER DANCE COMBO BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER Experience ballet, jazz and hip hop! Have fun this summer while building a foundation of dance skills and techniques. No special shoes or dance attire required. No class July 3. DAY DATE TIME AGE FEE ACTIVITY # Tues June 12-Aug. 7 5:45-6:25pm 5-7 $32 504101-01 Tues June 12-Aug. 7 6:30-7:10pm 8-12 $32 504101-02 Youth Activities LITTLE ADVENTURES PRESCHOOL CAMP Ages 3 - 5 Adventures await preschoolers at the community center this summer at this fun drop-off camp! Children will spend the morning socializing with new friends and using their imagination while enjoying a variety of activities including: arts & crafts, music time, group games, story time, outside playtime and snack. Children must be age 3 and potty trained by June 1, 2018. Please have your child wear tennis shoes each day, bring a water bottle and put sunscreen on before they come. Camp meets for 6 weeks at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. Fee includes t-shirt and daily snack. Maximum 18 children. No camp July 2 & 4. Register by: June 11 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Mon & Wed Jun 18 -Aug 1 9 - 11:15 am $130 101501-01 HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS Ages 9-12 There is no magic age at which children develop the maturity and good sense needed to stay alone. This class will help prepare them to be alone for short periods of time, before or after school or while you run errands. They’ll make a first-aid kit and learn basic first-aid techniques. Programs include personal and home safety, internet safety, phone skills, hands only CPR, fire safety, escape plans, what to do in severe weather, snack ideas, appropriate activities and more! Pizza lunch provided. Children will swim the last hour; bring swimsuit & towel. Class is a partnership with the Brooklyn Center Recreation, Police & Fire Departments, Meets at the Community Center. Class limit 35. Register by: June 8, space permitting. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Thurs June 14 9 am - 4 pm $15 101301-01 8 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org WEST PALMER LAKE PARK: 7110 PALMER LAKE DRIVE WEST Adventures in nature are the perfect way to recharge over the summer. Explore the trails, learn outdoor skills and discover fun in the sun. Snacks provided, dress for the weather! Fee: $44 per week Hours: 12:30 – 5 pm DVENTURE C MP from the trails of Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park Adventure Camp 4 Youth Ages: 6 – 11 Activity #101202 DAYS DATES SECTION Mon & Wed June 18 & 20 01 Mon & Wed June 25 & 27 02 Mon & Wed July 9 & 11 03 Mon & Wed July 16 & 18 04 Mon & Wed July 23 & 25 05 *Mon & Wed July 30 & Aug 1 06 Mon & Wed Aug 6 & 8 07 Adventure Camp 4 Teens Ages: 12 – 15 Activity #101203 DAYS DATES SECTION Tues & Thurs June 19 & 21 01 Tues & Thurs June 26 & 28 02 Tues & Thurs July 10 & 12 03 Tues & Thurs July 17 & 19 04 Tues & Thurs July 24 & 26 05 *Tues & Thurs July 31 & Aug 2 06 Tues & Thurs Aug 7 & 9 07 * The week of July 30 will feature activities provided by Three Rivers Explorers Camp. Tuesday, Aug 14 – Wednesday, Aug 15 8:30 am – 5 pm BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER Use a fire truck water hose, check out an emergency vehicle, learn how to protect your noggin & more! Meet firefighters, police officers, emergency staff; learn how to be safe. Bring swimsuit and towel on Tuesday for swimming. Bring bike on Wednesday. Parents, please plan to attend the graduation ceremony and dinner on Wednesday at 5:00 pm. Grades 3 & 4 $30, Activity #101204-01 Fee includes lunch, snacks, T-shirt, bike helmet & graduation ceremony. Financial assistance available for Brooklyn Center youth on free/reduced lunch. Sponsored by: Brooklyn Center Crime Prevention 9 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Weekly Theme Date Fee Activity #Extended Hours Add’l Fee Olympics June 18-21 $76 101207-01 $8 - 101206-01 Art-tastic June 25-28 $76 101207-02 $8 - 101206-02 Through the Decades July 9-12 $76 101207-03 $8 - 101206-03 Mad Scientist July 16-19 $76 101207-04 $8 - 101206-04 *Staff Surprise July 23-26 $76 101207-05 $8 - 101206-05 **Explorers Camp July 30-Aug 2 $76 101207-06 $8 - 101206-06 Mighty Jungle August 6-9 $76 101207-07 $8 - 101206-07 BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER Play, learn and grow at Camp in the Center! Create memories for a lifetime playing games, creating art, reading, swimming, making music, going on adventures and more. Lunch and a snack are provided each day. A special guest will visit camp each week with a special activity geared to the theme. Wear tennis shoes, dress for the weather and bring a water bottle to ensure maximum fun! More details at cityofbrooklyncenter.org/campinthecenter. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Extended hours: Early drop-off: 8am & Late Pick-Up: 5pm Register deadline: Monday prior to start date, space permitting. *SWIMMING LESSONS BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER Ages 6-12. Add a swimming lesson to camp July 23-26 **Three Rivers Park District will be providing activities the morning of each day as part of the Three Rivers Explorers Camp Program. The camp will be taking a field trip to Coon Rapids Dam on Thursday. Ages 6-12 10 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org COMING TO A PARK NEAR YOU! PARK LOCATIONS DAYS*PROGRAM TIME L IONS PARK 5501 RUSSELL AVE N Monday & WednesdayJune 18 – August 15 10:30 am - Noon GRANDVIEW PARK 1400 59TH AVE N Monday & WednesdayJune 18 – August 15 12:30 - 2 pm KYLAWN PARK 6015 KYLE AVE N Monday & WednesdayJune 18 – August 15 3 - 4:30 pm FIREHOUSE PARK 6535 BRYANT AVE N Monday & WednesdayJune 18 – August 15 5 - 6:30 pm WILLOW LANE PARK 4800 69TH AVE N Tuesday & ThursdayJune 19 – August 16 10:30 am - noon EVERGREEN PARK 7112 BRYANT AVE N Tuesday & ThursdayJune 19 – August 16 12:30 - 2 pm TWIN LAKE NORTH APT 4539 58TH AVE N Tuesday & ThursdayJune 19 – August 16 3 - 4:30 pm *No program July 2 – 5 Join us this summer at one of our FREE Rec On The Go sites! The Rec On The Go (ROTG) van will be pulling in and bringing recreation to neighborhood parks. Rec On The Go staff will set up activities and equipment for youth and teens. There will be games, sports, arts, crafts and more! FREE MEALS provided by Partners In Nutrition for youth 18 and under. Drop in! No registration required. The ROTG van will arrive and leave at the designated time. Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Partners in Nutrition staff are not responsible for any youth after the vehicle has exited the site. Rec On The Go is made possible by a Hennepin Co Youth Sports grant and is a partnership with the Brooklyn Park Recreation & Parks Department. For more information visit cityofbrooklyncenter.org/recgo or call 763-569-3400. LOOK FOR REC ON THE GO AT SUMMER EVENTS Earle Brown Days Parade Thursday, June 21 6:30 pm Earle Brown Days Festival Saturday, June 23 5 – 8 pm Entertainment in the Park Tuesday, July 17 6 – 7 pm National Night Out Kick-Off Monday, August 6 6 – 8 pm Entertainment in the Park Tuesday, August 14 6 – 7 pm 11 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Youth Soccer Have FUN and PLAY SOCCER in this non-competitive, recreation program. Brooklyn Center Recreation is excited to partner with Revolutionary Sports to bring an enhanced soccer program to our participants! The RevSports program maximizes the time that players spend developing individual skills. Each class will focus on a topic that builds on the previous topic. Topics include dribbling, passing, scoring, defending and more. Each class begins with an active, skill-based warm- up; transitions into a fun, more challenging game; and EVERY DAY ends with an age-appropriate small-sided scrimmage. All ability levels are welcome. Focus is on individual player development and helping each player at their own ability level become more confident with the necessary skills of the game. • All ability levels welcome. No previous experience necessary. • If your child wishes to be on the same team as another child, please register for the same team activity #. • Fee includes a soccer jersey. When registering, indicate jersey size; sizes tend to run small. • All participants are required to wear shin guards and tennis shoes. • Team pictures will be taken July 11 & 12 at the field and are included in your fee. • Registration Deadline - June 3. • Luther Auto Scholarships – Available for children on free/reduced lunch or shown need. • In case of rainouts, only one class will be made up. (Monday, July 30 & Thursday, August 2) • End of the season party – Wed., August 1, 5:30-7:00 pm, Centennial Park Soccer Field Location • Centennial Park Youth Soccer Fields– 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy (south parking lot) Thank You to Luther Auto Group for their continued support in the sponsorship of this program! PRESTARS SOCCER AGES 3 & 4 Children entering kindergarten in fall 2019 & 2020. This is an active, fun, class where preschoolers will learn basic soccer skills, play games and end each day with a mini-scrimmage. Focus is on having fun learning soccer skills through social interaction and practicing gross motor skills. Players must be age 3 by June 1, 2018 and potty trained. Parent involvement is requested. Maximum 40 kids. No Soccer July 2 & 4. CENTENNIAL PARK YOUTH SOCCER FIELDS DAYS DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # M&W June 11-July 25 6-6:45 pm $55 101601-01 SOCCER - LITTLE KICKERS AGES 5 & 6 Children entering kindergarten or 1st grade in fall 2018. This is an instructional program, focusing on the development of basic soccer skills. Spend time learning the sport, playing games and end each day with a scrimmage. We offer positive coaching, smaller fields, everyone plays, and fun for all. No Soccer July 2 & 4. CENTENNIAL PARK YOUTH SOCCER FIELDS DAYS DATES TIME FEE TEAM ACTIVITY # M&W June 11-July 25 6:45-7:30 pm $55 Team 1 101602-01 M&W June 11-July 25 6:45-7:30 pm $55 Team 2 101602-02 M&W June 11-July 25 6:45-7:30 pm $55 Team 3 101602-03 M&W June 11-July 25 6:45-7:30 pm $55 Team 4 101602-04 12 ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM is a cooperative effort of the Cites of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Waconia & REACH For Resources. REACH serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support, and counseling. For information and registration procedures, call 952-200-3030. For persons not living in a community listed above, you are considered a “non-resident.” Preregistration required. An inclusion specialist is available to assist persons who wish to participate in “non-adapted” programs. A minimum of two weeks prior notice is required for a successful inclusion and an inclusion assessment form must be completed. To register or for information on these programs or other adaptive recreation options, call REACH at 952-200-3030 or go to reachforresources.org. register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Youth SOCCER - KICKIN’ KIDS I AGES 7 - 8 Youth entering 2nd & 3rd grade in fall 2018. This noncompetitive, instructional program is designed for youth to have FUN while LEARNING the fundamentals of soccer. The program will be filled with many fun activities to teach the basic skills needed to play soccer. No Soccer July 2 & 4. CENTENNIAL PARK YOUTH SOCCER FIELDS DAYS DATES TIME FEE TEAM ACTIVITY # M&W June 11-July 25 7:30-8:30 pm $55 Team 1 101603-01 M&W June 11-July 25 7:30-8:30 pm $55 Team 2 101603-02 M&W June 11-July 25 7:30-8:30 pm $55 Team 3 101603-03 M&W June 11-July 25 7:30-8:30 pm $55 Team 4 101603-04 SOCCER - KICKIN’ KIDS II AGES 9 - 10 Youth entering 4th & 5th grade in fall 2018. Participants in this fun, noncompetitive, instructional program will review and work on mastering the fundamentals of soccer. Each class kids will learn the skills of soccer and play a scrimmage game. No Soccer June 21, July 3 & 5. CENTENNIAL PARK YOUTH SOCCER FIELDS DAYS DATES TIME FEE TEAM ACTIVITY # T&TH June 12-July 31 6-7 pm $55 Team 1 101604-01 T&TH June 12-July 31 6-7 pm $55 Team 2 101604-02 T&TH June 12-July 31 6-7 pm $55 Team 3 101604-03 T&TH June 12-July 31 6-7 pm $55 Team 4 101604-04 SOCCER AGES 11-13 Youth entering grades 6th, 7th, and 8th in fall 2018. Each class will include soccer instruction and scrimmages with other teams. No Soccer June 21, July 3 & 5. CENTENNIAL PARK YOUTH SOCCER FIELDS DAYS DATES TIME FEE TEAM ACTIVITY # T&TH June 12-July 31 7:15-8:15 pm $55 Team 1 101605-01 T&TH June 12-July 31 7:15-8:15 pm $55 Team 2 101605-02 T&TH June 12-July 31 7:15-8:15 pm $55 Team 3 101605-03 T&TH June 12-July 31 7:15-8:15 pm $55 Team 4 101605-04 Looking for quality youth programs in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park? BrooklynsConnect is a resource for parents and youth. Based on what you’re interested in, location, age or days you’re free, search for great programs and refer youth to after-school, weekend and summer activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. • TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA • SPORTS • DANCE • ARTS • COLLEGE READINESS • JOBS & CAREER TRAINING • AND MORE Check it out at brooklynsallianceforyouth.org. For more info, email info@brooklynsallianceforyouth. org or call 763-398-0780. 13 BROOKLYN CENTER YOUTH FOOTBALL Boys & girls grades K-8. Program begins in August. For information or registration details, visit bcyfootball.org or email bcyf2013@gmail.com City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Youth Sports PEE WEE TENNIS AGES 5–6 The latest in comprehensive tennis programs designed to introduce the young player to the game in a fun and rewarding way. Equipment is modified to allow children to learn the sport quickly and develop skills. Program includes six 45-min classes. Call 763-493-8333 for registration information. Location – Park Center High School. No class July 3 and 5. DAY DATE TIME FEE Tues June 12- July 23 9 -9:45 am $59 Thurs June 14 – July 9 -9:45 am $59 TENNIS CAMP AGES 7–14 This is a development training camp for boys and girls to compete with others their own age/ability for players who have already taken an introductory lesson and are looking to advance to an intermediate level. The program is coached by former varsity coach of Park Center’s High School and 10 year Brooklyn Park camp instructor, Mike Vecellio. This is a great program if your young player is looking to learn to play competitive tennis in the future! Players meet twice per week for six weeks. Program includes: 12 lessons, skill development, contests and matches. Location – Park Center High School. No class July 3 and 5. AGE DATE DATE TIME FEE 7-10 Tues June 12- July 23 9:45-11 am $89 7-14 Thurs June 14 – July 26 11 am - 12:30 pm $106 OPEN GYM Grades 6-12 as of fall 2018. Round up your friends or meet someone new on the court. Basketball, volleyball, kickball, dodge-ball – choose a game and have fun! This cooperative program is supervised by Brooklyn Center Police & Recreation Department staff. FREE! Thursday June 14 – August 23 4-6 pm Youth Rec Center 6500 Humboldt Ave ZUMBA® KIDS Try Zumba® Kids for Free this summer in Centennial Park at the amphitheater. Zumba® Kids is the ultimate dance party, featuring kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness by making fitness fun. Lenka is a licensed Zumba® Kids instructor. This class is free for the summer, supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Program, MN Dept of Health. On rain days class will be moved inside to the BC community center. No class June 30 or July 28. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Sat Jun 9 – Aug 25 10:15-11 am FREE 101401-01 AFRO BODY MOVEMENTS FOR KIDS Try Afro-Beats Dance for Free this summer in Evergreen Park at the tennis courts. Learn energizing routines while having fun and dancing to traditional, current and popular music from West Africa. Participants will learn body isolations, movements to the beat, and coordination. Optional performance at the end of the session. Instructor, Korma, grew up dancing in Nigeria and has performed and choreographed for over 10 yrs. This class is free for the summer, supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Program, MN Dept of Health. On rain days class will be moved inside to the Evergreen Park building. No class July 2 or 30. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Mon June 11-Aug 20 6:30-7 pm FREE 101402-01 14 YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES/PROGRAMS The following associations and organizations provide a variety of opportunities for youth to participate in sports programs. For information, please contact the organization directly. SPORT ORGANIZATION CONTACT INFORMATION Baseball League Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth eteamz.com/babr Baseball/T-Ball League Brooklyn Center Little League BrooklynCenterLIttleLeague.com Basketball League Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org Football Brooklyn Center Youth Football bcyfootball.org Golf League Centerbrook Golf Course centerbrookgolf.com or 763-549-3750 Hockey North Metro Youth Hockey Association (NMYHA)nmyha.pucksystems.com Softball (slow & fast pitch)Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org Soccer Program - Instructional Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Soccer League Brooklyn Park Athletic Association bpaasports.org NORTHWEST METRO ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE Includes the recreation departments of Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park. For information about the Northwest Metro Adult Sports League, contact the organization or call Joe at 763-569-3382. SPORT ORGANIZATION CONTACT INFORMATION Basketball League - Men New Hope Recreation 763-531-5151 Softball League – Men, Co-Rec & Church Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Volleyball League - Men, Women, Co-Rec Brooklyn Center Recreation cityofbrooklyncenter.org or 763-569-3400 Hockey - Men Brooklyn Park Recreation 763-493-8333 Baggo Tournament July 29 10 am – 5 pm Crystal Recreation 763-531-0052 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Sports EARLE BROWN BASEBALL TOURNAMENT Sponsored by Brooklyn Center Little League June 18 – 29 at the Little League fields (6030 Vincent Ave N) Visit brooklyncenterlittleleague.com for information Come watch the games and stay for our famous Thurs Burger! Watch state softball teams compete against national powers. Admission: $3.00 Call 763-569-3400 for more information. JUNE 28 - JULY 1 2018 Centennial Park Sponsored by Easton SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT36th Annual Men’s Major NIT 15 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Aquatics Our swim lessons utilize the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Lessons are held at the Community Center. Questions, call 763-569-3317 AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LEVELS CHILD—AGES 5 & OLDER Children may be tested the first day to assure correct swim level. Average ratio 6 students/instructor. Parents do not accompany child in water. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LEVELS Level 1: Introduces floating, kicking, gliding, arm & leg action & breath control. Focus on becoming safe & comfortable in water & work on beginner skills. Level 2: Introduces fundamentals of front crawl & elementary backstroke. Must pass level 1 or able to float on their front & back for 3-5 seconds. Level 3: Builds on skills of level 2. Focus on stroke development as participants learn to survival float, swim front crawl, diving skills, & elementary backstroke. Scissors & dolphin kicks introduced. Learn fundamentals of treading water. Level 4: Breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl, sidestroke, back crawl, backstroke, & safety skills. Develop endurance. Must be able to swim 30 meters - front crawl & elementary backstroke. Level 5: Must pass level 4 or swim 50 meters - front crawl, elementary backstroke & demonstrate breaststroke, sidestroke. Refine key strokes, flip turns, & dives. Level 6: Must swim 25 meters - breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, butterfly; 75 meters-front & elementary backstroke. Focus on completing 500 meters of continuous swimming using all strokes. AQUA TOTS BABY & ME AGES 1-2 A fun class that introduces toddlers to the water. Parent must accompany child in water. Child must wear a swim diaper. BABY & ME/PARENT & TOT COMBO AGES 1-3 Parent must accompany child in water. Child must wear a swim diaper. PARENT AND TOT AGES 2-3 Water adjustment and beginning swim lessons for children. Parent must accompany child in the water. Child must wear a swim diaper. LIL’ TOTS & PARENT AGES 3-5 Class serves as a transition from parent and tot to lil’ tots or child swim lessons. Limit 4 participants/class. Parents will accompany child in water for first sessions of classes. LIL’ TOTS - LEVEL 1 AGES 3-5 Child is introduced to basic skills, safety & fun in the water. Limit 4 participants/class. Parents do not accompany child in water. LIL’ TOTS - LEVEL 2 AGES 3-5 Designed to continue to challenge and increase skills. Take Lil Tots Level 2 after completing Level 1. Limit 4 participants/class. Parents do not accompany child in water. SPECIALTY DIVING Children Ages 6+ Learn to Dive! Attempt your first dives from the side of pool and board. Develop elementary body control while exploring basic take-offs, diving positions & entries. Focus is on learning to dive safely. Diving safely from the board remains a focus as you learn to perform higher level takeoffs using forward approach or back press. Expand on the basics with more air time. Prerequisite: Pass swim level 2. COMPETITIVE Are you a Level 5 swimmer and interested in joining a swim team? Stroke analysis and development, speed turns & starts and basic fitness will be emphasized. WATER SAFETY AIDE (WSA) Ages 12-& older with level 5 swimming ability. Learn skills & techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. Work with experienced instructors during our lesson program as apprentice. TEENS Ages 11 - 18 Designed for beginners. Build your confidence in the water. Focus is on individual needs. PRIVATE Ages 5 & older Improve stroke techniques, conquer fear of water, gain confidence, or focus on skills! Designed to meet the individual needs of you or your child. Ratio one student/instructor. ADAPTIVE/AQUA BUDDIES Child & adult with physical or developmental disabilities or Autism. Ratio one student/instructor. Missed lessons will not be made up. ADULT & SENIOR Ages 16 & older BEGINNER Class will help you gain confidence & basic skills, including gliding, floating, and strokes. No prior experience needed. INTERMEDIATE Have you taken lessons before but would like to learn more skills? Focus on increasing endurance and stroke development. ADULT WOMEN ONLY Learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with female instructor. 16 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Aquatics BCCC SWIMMING LESSONS AT-A-GLANCE JUNE 11-15 Session 1 5 lessons @ 40 minutes One week 9:40-10:20 am 10:30 -11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am June 18-22 Session 2 5 lessons @ 40 minutes One week 9:40-10:20 am 10:30 -11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am June 25-29 Session 3 5 lessons @ 40 minutes One week 9:40-10:20 am 10:30 -11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am July 2-6 OFF OFF July 9-13 Session 4 5 lessons @ 40 minutes One week 9:40-10:20 am 10:30 -11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am July 16-20 Session 5 5 lessons @ 40 minutes One week 9:40-10:20 am 10:30 -11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am July 23-27 Session 6 5 lessons @ 40 minutes One week 9:40-10:20 am 10:30 -11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am THURSDAYS May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Session 1 5 lessons @ 40 minutes 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10-7:50 pm MONDAYS June 18, 25 (no July 2) July 9, 16, 23 Session 2 5 lessons @ 40 minutes 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10-7:50 pm THURSDAYS July 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9 Session 3 5 lessons @ 40 minutes 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10-7:50 pm Includes free swim time 30 min before & after lesson time EV E N I N G S M O R N I N G S THURSDAY EVENINGS, MAY 31 – JUNE 28 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 1 Includes free swim time 30 min before & after lesson time CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 2-5 Child – Levels 3-6 Child – Levels 1-4 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10-7:50 pm $48 $48 $48 $48 104101-01 104101-02 104101-03 104101-04 Baby & Me 7:10-7:50 pm $48 104102-01 Parent & Tot 5:30-6:10 pm $48 104104-01 Lil’ Tot & Parent 6:20 -7 pm $48 104119-01 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 4:40 -5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm $48 $48 $48 104105-01 104105-02 104105-03 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 5:30- 6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10 -7:50 pm $48 $48 $48 104106-01 104106-02 104106-03 Adult Beginner 7:10-7:50 pm $48 104109-01 Adult Intermediate 6:20-7 pm $48 104110-01 Adult Women Only 7:10-7:50 pm $48 104111-01 Diving 4:40-5:20 pm $48 104112-01 WSA (1 hour) 6:20-7:20 pm $35 104115-01 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE 17 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Aquatics MONDAY EVENINGS, JUNE 18 – JULY 23 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 2 (NO JULY 2) Includes free swim time 30 min before & after lesson time CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-3 Child – Levels 2-4 Child – Levels 4-6 Child – Levels 1-4 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10-7:50 pm $48 $48 $48 $48 104101-05 104101-06 104101-07 104101-08 Baby & Me 7:10-7:50 pm $48 104102-02 Parent & Tot 5:30-6:10 pm $48 104104-03 Lil’ Tot & Parent 5:30-6:10 pm $48 104119-02 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm $48 $48 $48 104105-04 104105-05 104105-06 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10-7:50 pm $48 $48 $48 104106-04 104106-05 104106-06 Teens 6:20-7 pm $48 104113-08 Adult Beginner 7:10-7:50pm $48 104109-02 Adult Women Only 7:10-7:50pm $48 104111-02 Diving 4:40-5:20 pm $48 104112-02 WSA (1 hour)6:20-7:20 pm $35 104115-02 THURSDAY EVENINGS, JULY 12 – AUGUST 9 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 3 Includes free swim time 30 min before & after lesson time CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-3 Child – Levels 2-4 Child – Levels 4-6 Child – Levels 1-4 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10-7:50 pm $48 $48 $48 $48 104101-09 104101-10 104101-11 104101-12 Baby & Me 7:10-7:50 pm $48 104102-03 Parent & Tot 6:20-7 pm $48 104104-05 Lil’ Tot & Parent 5:30-6:10 pm $48 104119-03 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 4:40-5:20 pm 5:30-6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm $48 $48 $48 104105-07 104105-08 104105-09 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 5:30 -6:10 pm 6:20-7 pm 7:10- 7:50 pm $48 $48 $48 104106-07 104106-08 104106-09 Adult Beginner 7:10-7:50 pm $48 104109-03 Adult Intermediate 6:20-7 pm $48 104110-03 Adult Women Only 7:10-7:50 pm $48 104111-03 Diving 7:10 -7:50 pm $48 104112-03 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE Fridays after 4 pm, Saturdays 12 – 7 pm and Sundays after 1 pm • Use of the party room for 1 ½ hours. (The group may use the pool before or after the room rental time.) • Pool admission and unlimited water slide for up to 10 children ages 14 and under. • Minimum height for water slide is 52”. Children less than 52” must pass swim test or be accompanied by an adult. • Appropriate swimwear required in pool. • $50 non-refundable payment is due at the time of reser- vation. • Minimum 7 days notice. Call 763-569-3400 Monday-Fri- day, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. • Adult making reservation is responsible for supervising the party. Room limit 25 including supervising adults. Permitted: commercially prepared cake, ice cream (need to bring own cooler), deli sandwiches, salads or pizza. Prepackaged beverages only. Homemade food items not permitted. 18 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Aquatics T.G.I.F. FAMILY NIGHT FUN FLOATS Every Friday! 5-8 p.m. Thank goodness it’s Friday! For unsinkable fun, bring your favorite fun float to the pool - inner tubes, air mattresses, beach balls, floating animals, & noodles. Daily admission prices apply! MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNINGS, JUNE 11-15 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 1 CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-5 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104101-21 104101-22 104101-23 Baby & Me 9:40-10:20 am $42 104102-06 Parent & Tot 10:30-11:10 am $42 104104-10 Lil’ Tot & Parent 11:15-11:55 am $42 104119-06 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104105-16 104105-17 104105-18 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104106-16 104106-17 104106-18 Teens 9:40-10:20 am $42 104113-02 Adult Beginner 11:15-11:55 am $42 104109-06 Adult Women Only 11:15-11:55 am $42 104111-05 Diving 9:40-10:20 am $42 104112-04 WSA (1 hour) 10:30-11:30 am $35 104115-02 MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNINGS, JUNE 18-22 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 2 CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-5 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104101-24 104101-25 104101-26 Baby & Me 9:40-10:20 am $42 104102-07 Parent & Tot 10:30-11:10 am $42 104104-11 Lil’ Tot & Parent 11:15-11:55 am $42 104119-07 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104105-19 104105-20 104105-21 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104106-19 104106-20 104106-21 Teens 10:30-11:10 am $42 104113-03 Adult Beginner 11:15-11:55 am $42 104109-07 Adult Women Only 11:15-11:55 am $42 104111-06 Diving 9:40-10:20 am $42 104112-05 WSA (1 hour) 10:30-11:30 am $35 104115-03 MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNINGS, JUNE 25-29 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 3 CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-5 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104101-27 104101-28 104101-29 Baby & Me 11:15-11:55 am $42 104102-08 Parent & Tot 10:30-11:10 am $42 104104-12 Lil’ Tot & Parent 11:15-11:55 am $42 104119-08 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104105-22 104105-23 104105-24 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104106-22 104106-23 104106-24 Teens 11:15-11:55 am $42 104113-04 Adult Beginner 11:15-11:55 am $42 104109-08 Adult Women Only 11:15-11:55 am $42 104111-07 Diving 11:15-11:55 am $42 104112-06 WSA (1 hour) 10:30-11:30 am $35 104115-04 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE 19 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Aquatics MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNINGS, JULY 9-13 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 4 CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-5 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104101-30 104101-31 104101-32 Baby & Me 9:40-10:20 am $42 104102-09 Parent & Tot 10:30-11:10 am $42 104104-13 Lil’ Tot & Parent 11:15-11:55 am $42 104119-09 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104105-25 104105-26 104105-27 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104106-25 104106-26 104106-27 Teens 9:40-10:20 am $42 104113-05 Adult Beginner 11:15-11:55 am $42 104109-09 Adult Women Only 11:15-11:55 am $42 104111-08 Diving 9:40-10:20 am $42 104112-07 WSA (1 hour) 10:30-11:30 am $35 104115-05 MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNINGS, JULY 16-20 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 5 CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-5 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104101-33 104101-34 104101-35 Baby & Me 11:15-11:55 am $42 104102-10 Parent & Tot 10:30-11:10 am $42 104104-14 Lil’ Tot & Parent 11:15-11:55 am $42 104119-10 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104105-28 104105-29 104105-30 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104106-28 104106-29 104106-30 Teens 11:15-11:55 am $42 104113-06 Adult Beginner 11:15-11:55 am $42 104109-10 Adult Women Only 11:15-11:55 am $42 104111-09 Diving 11:15-11:55 am $42 104112-08 WSA (1 hour) 10:30-11:30 am $35 104115-06 MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNINGS, JULY 23-27 5 LESSONS (40 MIN) SESSION 6 CLASS TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Child – Levels 1-4 Child – Levels 1-6 Child – Levels 1-5 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104101-36 104101-37 104101-38 Baby & Me 11:15-11:55 am $42 104102-11 Parent & Tot 10:30-11:10 am $42 104104-15 Lil’ Tot & Parent 11:15-11:55 am $42 104119-11 Lil’ Tot – Level 1 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104105-31 104105-32 104105-33 Lil’ Tot – Level 2 9:40-10:20 am 10:30-11:10 am 11:15-11:55 am $42 $42 $42 104106-31 104106-32 104106-33 Teens 11:15-11:55 am $42 104113-07 Adult Beginner 11:15-11:55 am $42 104109-11 Adult Women Only 11:15-11:55 am $42 104111-10 Diving 11:15-11:55 am $42 104112-09 WSA (1 hour) 10:30-11:30 am $35 104115-07 Looking for a new idea for your group? Join the fun at the Community Center! Featuring a 50 meter pool (Olympic Size), 150´ water slide and Diving boards. Lifeguards on duty. For info or to schedule a rental call 763-569-3317. POOL & WATER SLIDE GROUP RENTAL 20 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Aquatics PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS $25 PER 30 MINUTE LESSON Interest based sign up - Sign up for the day/days that you are interested or available and then an aquatic staff will call you with some time options when lessons are a few weeks out. No payment needed until both parties have agreed upon dates and times. SESSION DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Morning session 1 June 11-15 9:30am -12 pm $125 404108 -01 Morning session 2 June 18-22 9:30am -12 pm $125 404108 -02 Morning session 3 June 25-29 9:30am -12 pm $125 404108 -03 Morning session 4 July 9-13 9:30am -12 pm $125 404108 -04 Morning session 5 July 16-20 9:30am -12 pm $125 404108 -05 Morning session 6 July 23-27 9:30am -12 pm $125 404108 -06 Thursday night 1 May 31 – June 28 4:30 -8 pm $125 404108 -07 Thursday night 2 July 12 – August 9 4:30 -8 pm $125 404108 -08 Monday night June 18 – July 23 (no July 2)4:30 -8 pm $125 404108 -09 Sunday June 3 –July 1 2:30-5 pm $125 404108 -10 ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS- AQUA BUDDIES $14 PER 30 MINUTE LESSON Interest based sign up- Sign up for the day/days that you are interested or available and then an aquatic staff will call you with some time options when lessons are a few weeks out. No payment needed until both parties have agreed upon dates and times. SESSION DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Morning session 1 June 11-15 9:30am -12 pm $70 104107 -01 Morning session 2 June 18-22 9:30am -12 pm $70 104107-02 Morning session 3 June 25-29 9:30am -12 pm $70 104107-03 Morning session 4 July 9-13 9:30am -12 pm $70 104107 -04 Morning session 5 July 16-20 9:30am -12 pm $70 104107 -05 Morning session 6 July 23-27 4:30 -8 pm $70 104107 -06 Thursday night 1 May 31 – June 28 4:30 -8 pm $70 104107 -07 Thursday night 2 July 12 – August 9 4:30 -8 pm $70 104107 -08 Monday night 1 June 18 – July 23 (no July 2)4:30-8 pm $70 104107 -09 Sunday June 3 –July 1 2:30-5 pm $70 104107-10 NEW NEW REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DATE 21 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 All Adult Fitness Classes are held at the Brooklyn Center Community Center Fitness participants may register for a class session or purchase a fitness class drop-in card. Please register by phone at 763- 569-3400, in person at the community center front desk or online for the classes you will be attending. SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® program participants are invited to workout in our exercise room, use the pool & sauna and participate in designated SS/S&F fitness classes at no cost to eligible members. Non-members may participate in SilverSneakers® & Silver&Fit® classes by paying the fee. These classes are a great opportunity to get fit, have fun and make friends! SILVERSNEAKERS® – CLASSIC Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. No class July 2 or 5. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY M Jun 4 – Aug 20 10:30-11:20 am $41.25 102301-01 Th Jun 7 – Aug 24 9:30-10:20 am $41.25 102301-02 SILVERSNEAKERS® – CARDIO Cardio is perfect for participants who are fit and active, as well as those who want an energizing activity. This cardio class is safe, heart-healthy and easy on the joints. The workout includes easy- to-follow low impact movements, upper body strength work, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation from the floor designed to energize your active lifestyle. No class July 4 or 6. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY W Jun 6 – Aug 22 9-9:50 am $41.25 102302-01 F Jun 8 – Aug 24 9:30-10:20 am $41.25 102302-02 Adult Fitness SILVERSNEAKERS® – YOGA Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. No class July 4 or 6. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY W Jun 6 – Aug 22 10-10:50 am $41.25 102303-01 F Jun 8 – Aug 24 10:30-11:20 am $41.25 102303-02 AEROBIC FITNESS & FUN FOR 60+ Learn energizing routines designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance at a level safe and comfortable for you. This class is directed towards individuals 60 years and older; others may participate. No class July 2. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY M Jun 4 – Aug 20 9:30-10:20 am $41.25 102201-01 WALKING CLUB Get a great start to your day by stretching, walking, talking and exploring the beautiful parks in Brooklyn Center. The first week we will meet in Centennial Park (behind the community center). You will be given a schedule of the parks to meet at for the remaining sessions! In case of rain, the Walking Club will meet indoors at the community center. Wear tennis shoes. No class July 5. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY Th Jun 7 – Aug 23 8-9 am $41.25 102208-01 STRENGTH TRAINING “Strong women & men stay young.” Age 30 or 90, fit or unfit, this class can build bone density, lose weight, gain strength and energy. Basic exercises using weights are geared to individual ability for a healthier & more active lifestyle. Authorities claim strength training can decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Bands and hand held weights up to 8 lbs. provided. Join this class for an energy overhaul! No class July 5. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY Th Jun 7 – Aug 23 10:30-11:20 am $41.25 102205-01 Adult Fitness classes are for ages 16 & older. Children & spectators may not sit in the room while classes are in session. Participation is limited to those who have registered or purchased a drop-in card for the class. 22 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org FITNESS DROP-IN CARDS This option is ideal for people wo want to exercise but cannot commit to the same class every week or who like to change up the classes they attend. Card options for 1, 5, 8, 10, or 12 classes. Cards may be purchased for aqua or land fitness classes that have met the minimum number of registrations to hold the class and do not fill to capacity. Questions call 763-569-3400. With a drop-in card, you can start anytime… now there’s no reason not to exercise with us! Cards are non-refundable and have an expiration date of one year from the date of purchase. Please Note – As a fitness drop-in participant, you will not be notified if a class is cancelled. If you have a question about the status of a class, call the front desk at 763-569-3400. Purchase Drop-In Cards in person at the community center front desk SENIOR DROP-IN CARD: AGES 62 & OLDER FITNESS DROP-IN CARD: ADULTS THROUGH AGE 61 # of Classes Fee # of Classes Fee 12 Classes $50 12 Classes $56 10 Classes $42 10 Classes $47 8 Classes $34 8 Classes $38 5 Classes $21.50 5 Classes $24 1 Class $4.50 1 Class $5 BASIC EXERCISE ROOM ORIENTATION Learn proper fitness equipment techniques for a safe and effective workout in the Exercise Room. A basic walk through of fitness equipment will help you use each machine correctly. A fitness specialist will assist on proper use & correct form. Not a personal training session. Free for members or patrons who paid daily admission fee. Must pre-register at the front desk 24 hours in advance of class. Allow approximately 30-45 minutes. Check the monthly calendar at the front desk for dates & times. ZUMBA GOLD® Get Groovin at your own pace! This easy-to-follow class lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, community- oriented dance fitness class that is fresh and exhilarating! Zumba Gold® provides modified, low-impact, lower intensity moves for beginners and older adults. No class July 4 & 18. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY W Jun 6 – Aug 22 4:30-5:20 pm $37.50 102210-01 BODY SCULPTING It’s time to add strength training to your fitness regimen! Strength training will increase your muscle mass and speed up your metabolism so you burn more calories at rest. Beginning with a warm-up to wake up your whole body, we will use free weights, bands, and floor work to sculpt and tone legs, buttocks, core, arms and shoulders. Class will end with total body stretching. Get the definition and sculpting you desire! No class July 4 & 18. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY W Jun 6 – Aug 22 5:30-6:30 pm $42.50 102202-01 ZUMBA® IN THE PARK Try Zumba for Free this summer in Centennial Park at the amphitheater. This class is free for the summer, supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Program, MN Dept of Health. This dance-based high-energy class for average healthy adults fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves. Zumba® is a great workout while helping to build muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance. Wear cross training or aerobic style shoes & comfortable clothes. Lenka is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. On rain days class will be moved inside to the BC community center. No class June 30 or July 28 DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY Sat Jun 9 – Aug 25 9-10 am FREE 102209-01 Kids Jun 9 – Aug 25 10:15-11 am FREE 101401-01 AFRO-BEATS DANCE WORKOUT IN THE PARK Try Afro-Beats Dance for Free this summer in Evergreen Park at the tennis courts. This class is free for the summer, supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Program, MN Dept of Health. It’s time for some Afro style dancing (Afro body movements). Learn different ways to move your body to some great music from the motherland. Perfect for participants who want an energizing fun way to be fit and active. Learn invigorating routines which include traditional and contemporary West African dance moves including Igbo dances, Azonto, Ndombolo and more. This is a fun and exciting way to get some cardio and strength training exercises into your routine. Instructor, Korma, grew up dancing in Nigeria and has performed and choreographed for over 10 yrs. On rain days class will be moved inside to the Evergreen Park building. No class July 2 or 30. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY Mon Jun 11 – Aug 20 7:15-8:15 pm FREE 102212-01 Kids Jun 11 – Aug 20 6:30-7 pm FREE 101402-01 Adult Fitness 23 GENERAL FITNESS CLASS INFORMATION • Wear comfortable clothes & fitness shoes • Mats, weights, and bands are provided • Noodles, aqua weights, and aqua belts are provided • All classes are co-ed • Note cancellation dates in descriptions. Changes are noted on the fitness calendar at the front desk. • Classes are added to the end of a session to cover cancellations. City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 AQUA EXERCISE Water power! Join this invigorating high-energy class, which includes a warm up, cardio and full body toning. You are encouraged to participate in the intensity level that suits you best. It’s 50 minutes of pure aqua aerobic fun! Class will be taught by a variety of instructors for summer – get ready for variety & FUN! No class July 2. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY Mon Jun 4 – Aug 20 8:30-9:20 am $46.75 102102-01 Sat Jun 9 – Aug 18 8:15-9:05 am $46.75 102102-05 ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE Joining a water exercise class gives you opportunity to exercise in warm water with guidance from a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor. This class can help decrease pain and stiffness. We concentrate on walking, warm-ups, range of motion of all major joints and low-impact exercises. No Class July 4. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY W Jun 6 – Aug 22 8:30-9:20 am $46.75 102103-01 W Jun 6 – Aug 22 6:30-7:20 pm $46.75 102103-02 AQUA SHALLOW & DEEP WATER COMBO Our “combo” class combines warm up, stretching, aerobic exercise and strength training for a full body workout. The class is designed for all fitness levels and can be easily modified for a lower or higher intensity workout. No Class Wed. July 4. No Class Thurs July 5 & 2 no class dates TBA. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY W Jun 6 – Aug 22 7:25-8:15 pm $46.75 102104-01 Th Jun 7 – Aug 23 9-9:50 am $38.25 102104-02 Adult Fitness AQUA ZUMBA® Aqua Zumba is perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss! There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Wear your swimsuit and meet in the shallow end of the pool. Stephanie is a licensed Zumba® Instructor. No class July 3, 6 & 20. DAY DATE TIME FEE ACTIVITY T Jun 5 – Aug 21 6:30-7:15 pm $46.75 102107-01 F Jun 15 – Aug 24 8:15-9 am $38.25 102107-02 24 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Adult Activities POTTERY…GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY Have you ever dreamed of creating a piece of art that you could showcase in your home or gift to a friend or family member? A pottery class may be the answer for you! The BCCC Pottery Studio is a positive resource for novice and experienced artists in the Northwest Metro; available to residents and non-residents alike. Ages 18 & older. Participants are issued a membership card for open studio time. Scan at the customer service desk each time you use open studio. If you register in person, you will receive your membership card at that time. If you register online or by phone, allow extra time on the first day of a new session to get your card or renew your membership. Cards valid for registered participants for session dates below. Check open studio schedule for times - posted on pottery studio door & available at customer service desk. Class and Open Studio Fees Include: Open Studio Time, 25 lbs. of Clay, Tools, Glazes, Firing of pieces made in the BCCC Pottery Studio, and Tax. Additional clay - $42.45, includes 25 lbs., glazes, firing and tax NOTE: All pieces/items fired at BCCC must be made onsite in the BCCC Pottery Studio with clay obtained from BCCC. Pieces/items must be for personal use or gifts; no resale. Pieces made outside BCCC Pottery Studio will not be fired. POTTERY — OPEN STUDIO For persons who have completed a pottery class at the community center. This option is designed for individuals who want to work independently with no instruction. Please see schedule for studio availability. Schedule will be posted on the pottery studio door and available at the customer service desk. # WEEKS DATES FEE ACTIVITY # 7 June 3 – July 21 $130 107101-01 6 July 22 – Sept 1 $112 107101-02 BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING CLASS Have you ever wanted to try oil painting, but didn’t know where to start? Start Here! Kitty & Warren Swanson are PBS star Bob Ross certified instructors. In one class, you will paint a picture to take home with you. All class supplies (easels, canvas, brushes, and paint) are provided. Bring an apron or old shirt to class to cover your clothing. May painting will be of the Mississippi Headwaters! A sample of the picture you will learn to paint is on display in the community center lobby. Registration deadline one week prior to class date. Class limit is 8. Class held at the Community Center DAY DATES TIME FEE ACTIVITY # Tues May 1 12:30 – 3:30 pm $60 407201-01 25 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 FREE MEDICARE & HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING Meeting location: Brooklyn Center Community Center Find answers to your questions about Medicare and health insurance, a free service supported by federal and state dollars and sponsored by Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) One hour individual morning appointments on April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12 Volunteer counselors are trained by MAAA. Individuals, caregivers or family members are welcome to schedule an appointment. To schedule your appointment, call 763-569-3405. Example of questions: • Choosing the best supplement health insurance • Sorting out medical and hospital bills • Understanding Medicare Part D • Medicare coverage for a given service • Low Income Options and Medical assistance • Appeals Active Older Adults LEISURE TIME DROP-IN Enjoy playing 500? Join us Wednesdays, 10:45 am-2:00 pm. Must be checked in no later than 11:00 am Partners are not required to play. Bring your lunch and have a fun afternoon. Coffee and tea provided. Everyone contributes $1/week to the kitty, which helps defray the cost for supplies, refreshments and prizes. Hosted by volunteers. A schedule is available at the community center. Summer break June 13 – September 5. MEN’S CARDS Interested in getting together informally with other guys? Drop in on Mondays or Thursdays, Noon-3:30 pm. Come play Buck Euchre, similar to 500. If you do not play Buck Euchre, informal instruction by the men is available. Hosted by volunteers. June 11–September 6 card group meets at Centerbrook Golf Course Club House. BROOKLYN CENTER FRIENDSHIP QUILTERS Join others who love quilting at the community center. This friendly drop- in group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. No dues, bring your lunch and a beverage and your quilting project. For more information, call Joanne at 763-561-1219. Dates: Apr 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6, September 19 BROOKLYN CENTER WOMEN’S CLUB Club promotes social, cultural and civic activities for women. Annual dues $15. Monthly meetings are informative with entertaining programs. Held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm at the BC Community Center. Non-members are always welcome. For information about Women’s Club, call 763-561-3944. Meeting Dates: April 10, May 8, September 11 AARP DRIVERS SAFETY PROGRAM Classroom training program designed to help persons 55 & older improve their driving skills, avoid accidents & traffic violations. No tests; course completion is required to initiate the 3 year auto insurance discount and become a better driver. For other class locations, dates & times, call AARP at 952-858-9040, Monday-Friday, 9am-4 pm. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration accepted immediately! Fee - AARP Members $15 & Non- members $20. AARP Membership information, call 1-888-687-2277. Register at: Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. If class is full, we will put you on the waiting list and call you if an opening occurs. Advanced registration required in person; no walk-ins the day of class. Make check or money order payable to AARP. (Cash & credit cards not accepted.) Questions, call 763-569-3400. Location: Crossings, 6201 N Lilac Drive, south entry. Crossing residents may register with the manager, space providing. Thanks to Crossings Manager & Lang Nelson Corporation for providing this site. FOUR HOUR REFRESHER CLASS - for persons who have completed the eight hour class within the preceding three years. DAY DATE TIME Wednesday May 2 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday June 6 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday July 11 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday August 1 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday September 5 8:30 am – 12:30 pm EIGHT HOUR CLASS – for persons who have never taken or haven’t taken the refresher course for more than three years. Tuesday & Wednesday October 2 & 3 5 – 9 pm SOCIAL GROUPS All groups meet at the Brooklyn Center Community Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Participants are welcome at any time. Stop by and check us out! 26 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org FEET FIRST - THE ONLY WAY I’M LEAVING MY HOUSE Wednesday, April 18 This class takes a look at tips and techniques to help you stay in your home. It covers the common causes of having to leave your home and provides common sense hints, best practices, and resources to avoid pitfalls. The course is taught by Stephen Laliberte. Steve is a recognized speaker in the Twin Cities senior community. He has taught hundreds of classes on valuing your possessions and downsizing. Stephen is owner of Liberty Holdings a group of companies that provides senior services that include Odds & Ends Again consignment store, Sort Toss Pack senior moving services, and Odds & Ends Again Realty. Register by April 13. LOONEY TOONS Wednesday, May 16 Meet one of Minnesota’s best ambassadors, the Common Loon, in an uncommon presentation. Translate their beautiful calls, equally beautiful and unique relations: the Pacific, yellow-billed, red-throated, and Arctic loons. Revered by Native cultures and now a symbol of vanishing wilderness, the loons have much to teach us still. Register by May 11. DONUT MAKE YOU WONDER Third Wednesday of the month, 10-11:30 am Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N Join us for interesting, informative programs, coffee, and you guessed it - Donuts! Program fee: $2 payable at the door Register by calling 763-569-3405 Sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Senior Services of District 281 LOCAL AUTHOR SERIES Enjoy an evening with a Minnesota author and light refreshments. Time: 7-8:30 pm Location: Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr. N Program fee: $3 payable at the door Register by calling: 763-569-3405 Sponsored by: Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Area Schools. SHADOWS OF THE TIME… MINNESOTA’S SURVIVING DEPOTS By Bill Schrankler WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 Author Bill Schrankler will discuss his new book, “Shadows of Time… Minnesota’s Surviving Depots” The book brings to life 168 of Minnesota’s remaining rail road depots, including the local depots – New Brighton, North St. Paul, Rutledge, St. Anthony Park (2), St. Paul and White Bear. Bill will share entertaining, fact filled information gathered along with hundreds of photographs, maps and other images. His narrative provides a look at Minnesota railroad history through brief studies of the aging structures that range from opulent buildings to small wooden structures. The book will be available for purchase at the special rate of $27. Register by April 6. Active Older Adults 27 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 PROTECTING OUR HEALTH WITH DICK OGREN Cancer has taken over heart disease as the leading cause of death in Minnesota and 21 other states. Learn what foods protect against cancer and builds strong bones. Also, learn what food trumps Alzheimer’s disease for people carrying the Alzheimer’s ApoE4 gene. You will sample on specific fruit which improves memory and the one specific food most tied to longevity. Register by April 17. Tuesday April 24 10 – 11 am $5 403201-01 STRESS FREE LUNCH & LEARN WITH DR. PAUL DETTLING Learn about common health problems and solutions to these common problems. How each individual can take responsibility for their own health and preventive methods to improve overall health. Lunch included. Dettling Chiropractic will donate 100% of the fee to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital Register by April 23. Tuesday May 3 11:30 am $5 403202-01 Active Older Adults SENIOR SAFETY SEMINAR PERSONAL SAFETY TRAVEL SAFETY TELEPHONE SCAMS FIRE SAFETY MIXING MEDICATIONS MEDICATION DISPOSAL SENIOR SAFETY    Tuesday, May 22 9 am – 3 pm Spend a day reviewing best practices in staying safe with speakers from the Brooklyn Center Police & Fire Departments, AAA, and a pharmacist at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. Topics include: Personal safety, Travel safety, Telephone Scams, Fire safety, Mixing Medications, Medication disposal program, and more! A continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Register by May 15. Questions? Contact CPS Becky Boie at 763-503-3272. $15 #303202-01 Senior Spring Forum Wednesday, May 2 8:30 am - Noon Crystal Community Center28 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org Community Tripsters Community Tripsters is a program for people who enjoy getting away and meeting new friends. We live in an area that offers a multitude of fun and educational opportunities! Our trips allow you to eat at wonderful restaurants & experience a host of remarkable recreational activities. Motor coach buses depart & return to Brooklyn Center Community Center; an escort accompanies all trips. Return times are approximate. REGISTRATION for trips is currently available by mail, in person, by phone or online at www. cityofbrooklyncenter.org. When registering for someone else, have correct spelling of their name, correct address, phone number, date of birth and email. Deadline dates listed are on a space-permitting basis. Refunds given only if trip is canceled or a substitute can be found to take your place. Refunds subject to $5 cancelation fee MINNSOTA TWINS VS CHICAGO WHITE SOX GAME Enjoy an outdoor ball game on a summer afternoon at Target Field as the Minnesota Twins play the Chicago White Sox. Seats are shaded in the back rows of section T. Lunch is on your own, choose from the multiple dining options inside the stadium! Note this trip requires considerable walking. There are elevators and escalators up to the seating section. The bus will be parked two or three blocks from the stadium. Register by May 2. Thurs June 7 10:45am-4:15pm $60 701106-01 LAKE MINNETONKA – STEAMBOAT MINNEHAHA CRUISE Enjoy a leisurely cruise aboard the historic restored 1906 Steamboat Minnehaha. It was one of a fleet of seven that provided transportation to the luxury hotels on the Lake. The boat was recovered after 50 years on the bottom of Lake Minnetonka, restored and now operates as a non-profit museum. Take in lakeside views with lunch at Maynard’s Restaurant (half sandwich, cup of soup, chips beverage, cookie). Stroll through the quaint shops along Water Street in downtown Excelsior, about 3 blocks. Note the historic steamboat is not accessible. Register by June 4. Thurs July 12 7:45am-3 pm $71 701107-01 DIAMOND JO CASINO Try your luck across the border to Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, IA! Upon arrival pick up your new Diamond Jo Player Card and receive $20 in slot play credit that you can use on one of the 1,002 slot machines from pennies to high limit. Gaming tables include Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mississippi Stud, and more! If Poker is your game, visit the poker room for live action. When you are ready for a break enjoy lunch on your own at one of the 5 restaurants on site. At registration please provide your full name, address, phone number and date of birth so player cards can be made. If you already have a Diamond Jo player card provide that number at registration. Remember to bring your picture ID with the day of the trip to pick up your new players card! Register by August 7 Tues Aug 14 8am-6pm $23.00 702108-01 LEINENKUGEL BREWERY TOUR – CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI Learn about 145 years of craft beer brewing and the Leinenkugel family history as you tour the Leinekugel brewery and Linie Lodge. Visit the gift shop and sample handcrafted beer and other beverages. Note there is considerable walking on this tour. In downtown Chippewa Falls, have lunch at the Fill Inn Station, a long-standing neighborhood fixture and former gas station. Menu: Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, rolls, coffee, milk and dessert. On the way home shop for Wisconsin Cheese at the Yellowstone Cheese Store. Bring a thermal bag & ice pack to keep cheese fresh on the ride home. Register by August 20. Tues Sept 18 8:15am-5pm $66 701209-01 CRANBERRY COUNTRY Spend the day in Wisconsin enjoying Cranberry Country! Start the day at Norske Nook with a lefsa omelet wrap, coffee and a piece of famous homemade pie! Then back on the road to the Berry Best tour of the Wetherby Cranberry Marsh, visit the packaging facility to purchase fresh cranberries. Tour the Cranberry Discovery Center in Warrens, WI and purchase a treat at the old-fashioned ice cream parlor or other cranberry products. Being we are in WI, we’ll make a cheese stop at the Cady Cheese Store to purchase different varieties and flavors of longhorn cheese. Enjoy a picnic dinner on the bus ride home. Register by September 10. Tues Oct 16 7:45am-7pm $75 701210-01 29 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 AD M I T O N E Special Interest May 1 – 28, 2018 Do you have a competitive spirit, want a fun and easy way to get in shape this spring, or want to connect with your neighbors? Then the four-week Step To It Challenge is for you! Get active with your community! The challenge is a fun, light- hearted way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors and get moving after a long winter. Twenty-four communities will compete to see who has the most active residents. Participants from each city will have a chance to be honored by Hennepin County & the MN Twins at a Twins home game during the 2018 season. Make it a family event by having kids join in the fun too! How does it work? The challenge is May 1 – May 28, 2018 and everyone can join. • Participate as an individual or with a group. • It’s not just about walking. Most activities can be converted to steps, by using the online step conversion chart. • Log your activity daily or weekly in an online Step to it account. • Best of all, it’s FREE! Register begins April 1, 2018 at www.steptoit.org Select Brooklyn Center as your community. After you register, stop by the Brooklyn Center Community Center to pick up your Step To It T-shirt. Applications also available at the Brooklyn Center Community Center. Centerbrook Golf is a proud member of Youth On Course. Youth on course members can play golf for $5 or less. Youth ages 6 - 18 can join by visiting: youthoncourse.org. COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM West side of Centennial Park 20’ x 20’ garden plot (18 plots available) Water, tilling and fence provided by the City. Season: May 1 - October 15 (May start later depending on weather conditions.) Fee: $40.00 per plot. Brooklyn Center residents may apply beginning April 9. Non-residents can reserve plots beginning May 1. Two garden plots may be rented until May 15th. After May 15th, additional plots may be rented if available. Applications available at the Community Center. AD M I T O N E GROUP SALES EVENTS Cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale & New Hope joined together to offer ticket deals for events. Reserved group tickets available for children & adults! Order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express by calling 763- 569-3400 or come into the Brooklyn Center Community Center customer service desk. Tickets not available for online registration. A limited number of tickets are available; however, 15 tickets need to be sold to ensure the group rate. If minimum is not met, you’ll be contacted. (In the past, minimum has always been met.) Ticket Pick-Up: Approximately 7 days before the game date, you will be called when tickets arrive at Brooklyn Center Community Center. Participants provide their own transportation. Arrive ½ hour early to event. MINNESOTA TWINS BASEBALL Cheer on your Minnesota Twins as they take on the Anaheim Angels. Enjoy the breathtaking views, delicious food, and dazzling amenities of Target Field, the world class home of Twins Territory. Children over 30” tall need a ticket. Field view seats. Register by May 18. Sunday, June 10 Target Field 1:10 pm $20 MINNESOTA UNITED FC GAME Watch the world’s most popular sport of soccer as the Minnesota United FC take on Real Salt Lake. Join thousands of other soccer fans as we watch the United at TCF Bank Stadium. Children 3 and older need a ticket. Seats in section 115. Register by June 25. Saturday, July 14 TCF Bank Stadium 7 pm $23 30 Saturday, June 23, 2018 WEST PALMER LAKE PARK: 7110 PALMER LAKE DRIVE REGISTRATION 5K RUN1K KIDS FUN RUN8am 9am8:30am INFORMATION & REGISTRATION CITYOFBROOKLYNCENTER.ORG/5K FEE INCLUDES RACE ENTRY, SHIRT, REFRESHMENTS & MORE!$30 $12 KIDS FUN RUNTIMED 5K SPONSORED BY: 31 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 REGISTRATION Walk-In Registration - Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, 55430. Phone-In Registration - Call 763-569-3400 with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. Centerbrook Golf Course - Registration available in person at Centerbrook when course opens in the spring League Day Dates Tee Times Begin Fee Women Monday April 23 – Sept 24 3:00 pm $35 55+Tuesday April 24– Sept 25 7:00 am $35 Women Tuesday April 24– Sept 25 5:00 pm $35 Women Wednesday April 25 – Sept 26 8:00 am $35 Women Wednesday April 25 – Sept 26 4:00 pm $35 55+Thursday April 26 – Sept 27 7:00 am $35 Men Thursday April 26 – Sept 27 3:00 pm $35 Twilight Twosome Friday May 4 – Sept 28 5:00 pm $35 Youth – Ages 6 – 17 Wednesday June 13 – Aug 22 10:00 am $35 LEAGUE GREEN FEES - PAYMENT OPTIONS Options Full League Pass ½ League Pass 10 Round Pass Daily COST $265 Adult $235 Senior $140 Adult $125 Senior $144 Adult $121.50 Senior $16 Adult $13.50 Senior ROUNDS 22 11 10 1 COST/ROUND $12.05 Adult $10.68 Senior $12.73 Adult $11.36 Senior $14.40 Adult $12.15 Senior $16 Adult $13.50 Senior BANQUET FREE FREE $15.00 $15.00 SAVINGS (Over buying daily green fees) $102 Adult $77 Senior $87 Adult $62 Senior $32 Adult $27 Senior $0 Centerbrook 763-549-3750 5500 NORTH LILAC DRIVE CENTERBROOKGOLF.COM 2018 GOLF LEAGUES Registration begins March 10, 2018 One person may register the foursome as long as all registration fees are paid at the time of registration and at least two members of the foursome golfed in the 2017 league. New League Members Welcome - Registration begins March 12, 2018 at the Centerbrook Open House Want to join a golf league? Centerbrook has openings in the 2018 golf leagues. Subs may register beginning March 10, 2018. Visit centerbrookgolf.com to book a tee time, take a virtual tour and access online specials and coupons. 9-Hole Par-3 golf course with manicured greens, tees, and fairways that will appeal to everyone from beginner to pro. It won’t take all day to play, usually 90 minutes or less. • Call for Tee Time • Full Service • Groups Welcome • Company and Private Events & Outings • Electric Carts • Pull Carts • Club Rental • Snack Bar • Pro Shop Visit centerbrookgolf.com to book a tee time or take a virtual tour. 32 register online: cityofbrooklyncenter.org PLANNING AN EVENT OR OUTING Centerbrook is a great location to hold family, charity, team building and corporate events. Contact Steve Makowske, Golf Course Superintendent at 763-549- 3750 to personally plan any size event, or email Steve at smakowske@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. SUNDAY FAMILY GOLF SPECIAL Cost for round of golf is $13.50 for 1st adult and $5 for each additional golfer. Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). FLING GOLF Fling Golf is a dynamic new sport that can be played alongside golfers on existing courses with no changes to the course. It’s fun, inexpensive and easy to learn. Instead of hitting the ball with a club, a player flings a golf ball with FlingStick®. Use of stick is provided with paid round. For information, call 763-549-3750. Ages 6 – 12. Learn the fundamentals of golf. Using SNAG equipment, students will rotate to various stations for putting, chipping & driving. Format is fun & recreational. Register at Centerbrook. Golf Course CENTERBROOK EVENT CALENDAR Mother’s Day Golf Special Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, May 13 Mom’s round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Memorial Day Family Golf Special Monday, May 28 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hot dog and beverage (pop or water). Father’s Day Golf Special Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, June 17 Dad’s round of golf is free when joined by 2 or 3! Earle Brown Days Golf Festival Call the Clubhouse for details 763-549-3750. 4th of July Special Wednesday, July 4 With paid green fee, receive complimentary hot dog and beverage (pop or water). Big Cup, Brats, Burgers, Beans & Brew Saturday, August 4, 2018 Shotgun start 9 am 18 holes $35 Food and prizes Labor Day Weekend Family Golf Special Saturday, September 1 - Monday, September 3 $13.50/1st adult; $5/each additional golfer! Each group must have at least one adult and one junior (ages 6-17). The Sixth Annual Skeleton Scramble Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00 & 3:00 pm (shotgun start) Includes golf, meal, shirt, letter search & chance to win prizes. Details in fall guide. 2018 SEASON PASS Season passes available. Visit centerbrookgolf.com or call 763-549-3750. 2018 SEASON PASS Adult (18-59) Unlimited Golf $400 Senior (60 & Over)Unlimited Golf $340 Junior (6-17) Unlimited Golf $150 2018 SEASON PASS CARDS Adult (18-59) 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $144 Senior (60 & Over) 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $121.50 Junior (6-17) 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $ 99 Electric Golf Cart 10 Rounds for the price of 9 $135 2018 DAILY FEES/ROUND Adult (18-59) $16 Senior (ages 60 & over) $13.50 Junior (ages 6 -17) $11 Electric Golf Cart $15 Push Cart $3 Rental Clubs (Juniors no charge)$6 M A Y JU N E JU L Y AU G U S T SE P T E M B E R OC T O B E R 33 City of Brooklyn Center Summer Guide 2017 Picnic Shelters CENTENNIAL CIVIC & VETERANS MEMORIAL AMPHITHEATER AND PICNIC SHELTERS The Amphitheater is located at 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. It is an ideal location for family gatherings, celebrations, concerts, plays, and so much more. Rental of the Amphitheater includes the grassy area in front of the Amphitheater for spectators. • Brooklyn Center Resident fee - $400/event. • Non-resident fee - $500/event. • Damage deposit - $500. • City’s sound system and technician fee - $300. • Maximum six hour rental between the hours of are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information please call 763-569-3400. Picnic Shelters are available between May 1 & October 15. Brooklyn Center residents may make a reservation now. Reservations for non-residents starts May 21, 2018. Reservations must be made in person at the Community Center. Proof of address is required. The deposit and fee are required at the time of reservation. Minimum of 7 days notice is required. Permit holder must be on site with a copy of their permit during event and is responsible for compliance of City policies & ordinances. • Alcohol and fireworks are prohibited. • The City of Brooklyn Center significantly restricts the use of radios, boom boxes, recorded music, loud speakers, live music or amplified sound equipment. The City’s Noise Ordinance is enforced. PARK & LOCATION RESERVATION FEE DEPOSIT FEE PORTABLE RESTROOMS MAXIMUM # OF PEOPLE Bellvue Picnic Shelter - 801 - 55th Ave N $30 $50 1 25 Centennial Gazebo - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy $150 $100 1 200 Centennial Softball Field Shelter - 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy $150 $100 2 200 East Palmer Picnic Shelter - 7027 Oliver Ave N $50 $50 1 40 Evergreen Picnic Shelter - 7112 Bryant Ave N $150 $100 1 150 Firehouse Picnic Shelter - 6535 Bryant Ave N $50 $50 1 40 Freeway Picnic Shelter - 6701 Beard Ave N $30 $50 1 50 Happy Hollow Picnic Shelter – 5030 Abbott Ave N $30 $50 1 50 Kylawn Picnic Shelter - 6015 Kyle Ave N Kylawn Shelter Building & Picnic Shelter $50 $150 $50 $250 1 40 Shelter; 35 Building, 75 both Lions Picnic Shelter - 5501 Russell Ave N $50 $50 1 100 Northport Picnic Shelter - France Ave & Burquest Ln $150 $100 1 150 Orchard Lane Picnic Shelter - 6512 Perry Ave N $30 $50 1 40 Riverdale Picnic Shelter - 7031 Dallas Rd $30 $50 1 50 Twin Lake Picnic Shelter - 4651 Twin Lake Ave $30 $50 1 25 West Palmer Picnic Shelter - 7110 Palmer Lk Dr W West Palmer Shelter Building & Picnic Shelter $50 $150 $50 $250 1 40 Shelter; 35 Building, 75 both Willow Lane Picnic Shelter - 4800 - 69th Ave N $30 $50 1 50 Veterans Memorial Amphitheater • Parking is available in designated parking lots. Driving vehicles on trails and parking on grass is prohibited. • Use of tents, inflatable games (including bouncy houses), dunk tanks or similar items require pre-approval. Prior to booking the picnic shelter, the permit holder must provide the city with a Certificate of Insurance from the vendor that includes liability coverage of at least $1.5 million naming the City of Brooklyn Center as an additional insured. PICNIC SHELTER FEES AND POLICY COMPLIANCE Fees are subject to change. Applicable taxes will be applied. The cost of a portable restroom clean is $50 and is included in the fee for Centennial, Evergreen and Northport picnic shelters. This guarantees the restrooms will be cleaned the day before your event. A portable restroom clean for other parks is available upon request for an additional fee. A refundable damage/policy compliance deposit is required for all rentals. (See fee schedule below.) It is the responsibility of the permit holder to leave the surrounding area in good condition for the next group. If the picnic shelter/ building or surrounding area is damaged or requires additional staff time for repairs or cleaning, the deposit fee may be forfeited and additional charges may be incurred. Each picnic shelter has a maximum occupancy limit and if exceeded, the deposit fee may be forfeited. 34