Monday, November 10, 2014

Support Way Park on Give to the Max Day 2014

Hello Friends!

Ten years ago, Way Park bore the scars of demolition, and a street divided the space. Today, thanks to the City and Friends of Way Park, we enjoy a single lovely expanse with young trees, newly planted rain gardens, an amphitheater, and more recently, three kiosks and colorful murals on the warming house. The park is a hub of activity and a place for neighbors of all ages to connect -- on the playground, while ice skating, and at events such as Pumpkin Fest, Explore the Outdoors Day, and Yoga in the Park.

Friends of Way Park is able to move projects forward and promote community-building activities because of your support. As we look toward the future and turn our attention to upcoming initiatives, like adding creative play elements to the playground and designing a healing garden for the south end, we are asking you to help by joining the many generous donors who are carrying on the legacy of the Way sisters.

November 13 is Give to the Max Day. Every donation made on that day is especially powerful because it offers a chance for Friends of Way Park to win a $1,000 golden ticket (given hourly), medium-sized nonprofit prizes up to $10,000, and one of several super-sized golden tickets of $10,000.

It's easy to give. Just go to the Friends of Way Park page on the GiveMN site on November 13, or go now and pre-schedule your donation. You are also invited to Northfield Gives at the Grand, where you can learn about local non-profits and help one of them win a local Golden Ticket Grant, sponsored by Northfield SHARES.

Thank you for your involvement and support!

The Friends of Way Park Board

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pumpkin Fest 2014

Pumpkin Fest 2014

Saturday, October 25th5:00 to 7:00 PM

Costume Parade and Pumpkin Lighting at 6:00 PM

Help create a wall of pumpkins!
Wear your costume!
Facepainting!
Bonfire!
Music!
Pumpkin Carving!

Bring a pre-scooped pumpkin to carve for the wall, or bring your already carved pumpkin!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Way Park warming house is getting painted!




Through a FWP Board initiative to improve the appearance of the warming hut, a partnership was formed with the City and a St. Olaf College advanced studio art class on public art.

The twelve students in the class each submitted a proposal, and a jury selected the one it found to be artistically strongest and most appropriate.

The jury was composed of one member of the FWP Board, one FWP non-Board member, one City staff member, one member of the Park and Recreation Advisory Board, and one member of the Arts and Culture Commission.

Students in the class are painting this week!





Monday, July 07, 2014

Yoga in Way Park - Saturday, July 26th at 9:00 AM



Join us for another session of Yoga in Way Park on Saturday, July 26th at 9:00 AM at the Amphitheater.

This is a make-up session for the June 14th event that was cancelled due to weather.

As before, the sessions are free and open to all ages and abilities. Supervision at the playground will be provided and some yoga mats will be available.

Yoga in Way Park is possible due to a generous grant from Northfield Hospital and Clinics.