HPDL hosts a number of events. Here are a few of the more popular:
Annual neighborhood festival that takes place at Pearl Park. Usually held in late-January, this event is a celebration of all that makes winter “winter” in Minnesota. Activities typically include fun kid games, adventurous outdoor snow activities, hot food, beautiful arts and crafts and so much more.
HPDL Crime Prevention and Community Safety Meeting
The purpose of this meeting is to educate and update concerned residents about neighborhood safety issues. Past topics have been on emergency preparedness, youth safety, and current crime statistics and trends. Speakers at this event have been from Minneapolis Public Schools, Juvenile Services, Hennepin County and Minneapolis 3rd Precinct Police Department. This is also a chance to meet local law enforcement officials and the members of the Crime and Safety committee.
Earth Day Clean-Up
Traditionally one of the largest neighborhood clean-up events in the city, volunteers gather on a Saturday morning to pick up garbage around Diamond Lake, Pearl Park and Minnehaha Creek.
Sponsored by the HPDL Business Association, this annual event runs just before Picnic in the Park. A small rabbit is hidden somewhere on public land in the neighborhood. Each day, a new clue is revealed at one of the neighborhood businesses. The person who finds the rabbit gets a raft of great prizes.
Picnic in the Park
This annual neighborhood festival takes place in Pearl Park on the last Thursday of July. Everyone is welcome to come and “meet the neighbors” for some good food, fun games, energetic music, interesting neighborhood information and much, much more.