Sunday, October 16, 2005

Folktale Event Followup

Saturday night's folktale event was a huge success! Over 150 people came out on a gorgeous, crisp, moonlit evening and enjoyed the African stories and rhythms, the bonfires, the refreshments, and the chance to visit with friends and neighbors in our beautiful park.

Alex Beeby posted a nice little article about the event on, where you can also view a few photos of the evening.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Full Moon Folktales (10/15)

An evening of African folktales will begin at 7pm this Saturday, October 15, in Way Park. Join us for popcorn and hot cider under an almost-full moon as Joseph Mbele, St. Olaf professor and author, tells tales from his native Tanzania and the African Drum Ensemble of Carleton College performs between stories.

Bring the whole family to this exciting night, and bring a lawn chair or blanket to set them on!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Meeting this Saturday (10/8)

Please join us at our next Friends of Way Park meeting. We'll be gathering at 9:30am this Saturday, October 8, in room 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, September 23, 2005

FWP Survey

For those of you who enjoyed the option of downloading the FWP newsletter, have we got a deal for you! The Way Park Survey is here, ready for downloading at the click of your mouse, in handy PDF format! Print it out, fill it out and mail it in.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Visions for the Restored Park

A landscape plan from the late 1930s showed Way Park as a garden or strolling park, tying together both the north and south halves of the park with paths, benches, a fireplace and a sunken garden.

What features would you include if YOU were designing a park? We're seeking your input to help guide the vision of Way Park into a reality for future generations of Northfielders.

The poster pictured here, created and illustrated by our very own Judy Swanson, shows a few proposed ideas and visions for the restored park. We're hoping to gather many more through the survey. Look for it in your mailbox and send us your suggestions!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Newsletter: Fall 2005

The Fall FWP newsletter will be sent out in the mail any day now, along with a survey designed to gather suggestions for park design and amenities from interested friends and neighbors. Watch your mailbox, and please take the time to share your ideas with us!

A PDF of the newsletter is also available, if you prefer your news in electronic format.

If you're not on our mailing list (and would like to be), just send your name and address in an email to and we'll sign you up.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


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