Picnic in the Park
New This Summer:
Bikes and Pieces will be offering a bike corral to safely store your bike while you enjoy the Picnic event. Just bring your bike to the Bikes and Pieces tent (located by the horse shoe pit) and check your bike in. Don’t mess with parking. Bike to the event!
Bring a blanket and enjoy the live music while you eat dinner. The live band will play on the showmobile facing out to the outfield so that there is room for everyone to spread out and eat and enjoy the music.
Bring a water bottle and use a water filling station! The City of Minneapolis has some of the best tap water around and it’s free and eco friendly.
Once you are done eating your dinner visit a recycling tent to dispose of your trash. Volunteers will be there to help you put items in the right container.
There will lots of treats to enjoy from local vendors. All food will be sold on a cash basis.
We’re pretty sure everyone will find something to enjoy:
•Kowalski’s Food Truck – Pulled pork sandwich, brats, salmon burger
•World Street Kitchen Food Truck – Street vendor cuisine from around the world
•Get Sauced Food Truck
•Fat Lorenzo’s Pizza
•Pepitos — Fajitas
•Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Root Beer Floats
•State Fair food — Funnel cakes, cheese curds, corn dogs, mini-donuts, french fries
•Cookout favorites – Hot dogs and hamburgers
Making connections with HPDL friends, neighbors, business and community services is a big part of Picnic in the Park. Take time to chat with neighbors and make new friends while you enjoy the free music and food. Visit tables and tents to connect with:
•HPDL Community Association
•HPDL Crime and Safety
•Minneapolis Police K-9 unit
Local community sponsors help make Picnic in the Park a low-cost, fun event for all ages. We appreciate the support of this year’s sponsors who have stepped forward to make the 21st Picnic in the Park a special celebration:
•Kowalski’s, 5615 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis – (612) 824-2430
•Northrup Roofing and Exteriors, 4400 Nicollet Ave South — (612) 825-3353
•Dairy Queen, 6014 Portland Ave, Minneapolis – (612) 869-6171
•Fat Lorenzo’s, 5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis – (612) 822-2040
•Northrup Remodeling, 4400 Nicollet Ave South — (612) 825-3353
•Urban Refuge, 5501 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis – (612) 338-7226
•Wells Fargo, 4712 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis – (612) 667-1301
•Bikes and Pieces, 815 E 48th Street — (612) 203-6077
Keep our sponsors in mind the next time you need the products or services they provide. Show your appreciation by supporting their business or organization.
Of course, what would Picnic in the Park be without Pearl Park? Our event hosts take care of all the planning, preparation and putting on of this annual community event. This year’s hosts: Hale-Page-Diamond Lake Community Association, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the Pearl Improvement and Recreation Council (PIRC)