City of Coon Rapids
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Summer Concert Series

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission is proud to present the 2016 Thursday Nites LIVE! Summer Concert Series! These concerts, held rain or shine, are perfect for all ages and feature a wide variety of music genres. Invite your friends and family to enjoy beautiful music…in beautiful surroundings!
Concerts take place at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (9750 Egret Boulevard, Coon Rapids) each Thursday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the performance pavilion. Anoka County Parks waives the $5.00 parking fee for the evening. Food is also available for purchase.
This year’s concert line-up includes:

  • June 9:                 T.C. Cats (Classic Rock and Roll)
  • June 16 :              The Naked Cowboys (Southern Rock)
  • June 23:               Centennial Community Band (Variety)
  • July 7:                   Holy Rocka Rollaz (Early Rock and Roll)
  • July 14:                 Hitchville (Country)
  • July 21:                 Sam Kuusisto (Funk, Rock and R&B)
  • July 28:                 New Riverside Ramblers (Cajun Dance)
  • August 4:              Gravel Roads (Traditional Country)
  • August 11:            Buddy and the Boys (Buddy Holly tribute band-50’s)
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy these FREE evenings of entertainment!

Summer in the City Neighborhood Meetings

Plan to come out for one of this year’s “Summer in the City” neighborhood meetings! Councilmembers and City staff invite you to one of the upcoming events at a park near you. This annual series is a great opportunity to meet your councilmembers and talk with City staff about projects going on in your neighborhood and throughout the city.

Tuesday, June 14       Thorpe Park
                                    2691 Carlson Drive

Tuesday, July 12        Sunrise Pond Park
                                    125 124th Lane

Tuesday, July 26        Vineyards Park
                                    11947 Vintage Street

Tuesday, August 23    Kennedy Park
                                    8490 East River Road
The events take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m. Fire trucks, police cars, public works equipment and other displays from various City departments will also be at the events.

Hanson Blvd. Overpass

Hanson Boulevard Overpass Public Information Meeting

The next public information open house event about the project will take place Wednesday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 11001 Hanson Boulevard.

State funding for the Hanson Boulevard grade separation (overpass) is uncertain due to the recent legislative session. The Bonding Bill did not receive approval during the regular 2016 legislative session, which ended on May 23. However, if a Special Session is called by Governor Dayton, and a Bonding Bill is passed, the Hanson Boulevard Railroad Overpass could still be built next year.

The Hanson Boulevard grade separation was the number one funding priority for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) due to safety concerns, along with rail improvements in Moorhead and Red Wing-Sturgeon Lake Road at Prairie Island.
The grade separation (overpass) will improve safety by separating vehicle and rail traffic, reduce vehicle delays due to blocked crossings, improve response time for emergency vehicles and improve safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Click here to learn more about the Hanson Boulevard Overpass Project.

Backyard Chicken Class

The Coon Rapids City Council recently approved an ordinance that allows the raising and keeping of chickens in the city. The ordinance went into effect May 23. A permit process is required to keep chickens on property which includes applying for a permit, paying a fee, providing a site plan and site inspections of the property and coop.

The City has partnered with local chicken grower and instructor, Tom Tidrick, to offer Coon Rapids residents a class on raising backyard chickens. Learn the basics of starting a flock of chickens, including discussion on breeds, general care of poultry and preparing your coop.  This class will also cover City Code requirements, including the permit application and inspection process.

Thursday, June 23
6 p.m.
Coon Rapids Civic Center
11155 Robinson Drive

FREE of charge. Registration required.
Learn more here.


Save the Date

4th of July Community Celebration
Don’t miss this fun family tradition! The Coon Rapids Fourth of July Community Celebration is coming up July 2-4 at Boulevard Park, on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center located at 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard. NEW this year: the “Firecracker 5K” and craft show! Full event details can be found on the City's website.

Click here to sign up for the Firecracker 5K run/walk and learn more.

Sign up now for Night to Unite
WHO: Coon Rapids Residents
WHAT: Night to Unite 2016
WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
WHERE: Your Neighborhood
WHY: Night to Unite is the annual event that brings neighbors together to get to know each other, talk about their neighborhoods and connect with members of the Coon Rapids Police and Fire Departments. 
Registration is open now! Register in person at the Coon Rapids Police Department located at 11155 Robinson Drive NW, by calling 763-767-6481, or click here.
Farmer's Market Coming in July!
Wednesdays from 3 – 6 p.m. beginning July 13through the end of the growing season
Located at the Coon Rapids Ice Center
11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard

NEW THIS YEAR: Special Event Days!
July 27 – Health & Wellness – Blood pressure checks, glucose screening and more!
August 24 – Kids Day – Fun for kids and learn about youth activities in the community!
September 21 – Senior Day – Information tailored to senior citizens!
All vendors are part of the Anoka County Growers Association


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