Elliot Park NEIGHBORHOOD DAY & Tree Planting: Sat. 5/11, 9a-noon

Sign up to volunteer with your neighbors & friends to plant up to 200 trees in Elliot Park this Spring 2024! Check out this MAP to see the growing list of tree planting sites.

There are three Elliot Park tree planting events - sign up by simply RSVPing to any of these three Calendar events:

1) RESCHEDULED RAIN DATE: Arbor Day - MORNING Elliot Park Tree Planting Event: Friday, May 10, 9:00am-12:00pm (with free lunch after at noon!), Franklin Steele Park, 1600 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

2) RESCHEDULED RAIN DATE: Arbor Day - AFTERNOON Elliot Park Tree Planting Event: Friday, May 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (with free lunch before, at noon!), Franklin Steele Park, 1600 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

3) Elliot Park Neighborhood Day (Lawn games! Treats! Neighborhood connection!) & Tree Planting EventSaturday, May 11th, 9:00am-12:00pm, Elliot Park & Rec. Center, 1000 E. 14th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

** NEIGHBORHOOD DAY Celebration: In addition to tree planting, come celebrate City-wide Neighborhood Day in Elliot Park: Enjoy food & yard games with your neighbors and learn what EPNI, your Elliot Park neighborhood org, can do for you!

Ongoing tree adoption for watering and stewardship volunteers also needed -- Sign up HERE to Adopt a Tree! 

To request interpreting services or accommodations for this event, please contact [email protected]. Si aad u codsato turjubaan ama waafajin, fadlan la xiriir [email protected].

Overall Project Description

The Elliot Park One Tree Planted project is a partnership between the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District and the Elliot Park Neighborhood Inc and is funded by the One Tree Planted urban forestry fund. This project aims to plant up to 250 trees in the Elliot Park neighborhood in 2024, increasing tree canopy cover in an area of historic injustice and ensuring all Minneapolis residents have access to the numerous benefits of trees. The success of this project relies greatly on community support and engagement and volunteer opportunities for tree planting, tree care, and neighborhood outreach are available for 2024 and beyond. 

Tree Planting Event Description

Break ground on the Elliot Park One Tree Planted project and volunteer to plant with us! Each event will start with an orientation on proper tree planting before groups are dispersed to plant in different zones across the neighborhood. Volunteer activities will include digging holes, planting trees, watering trees, and applying mulch. It takes a team of 6 people approximately an hour to plant 4 trees, so bring your friends!


May 11, 2024 at 9:00am - 12pm


Elliot Park Recreation Center


Jessica Focht-Perlberg · · (612) 234-2280

Will you come?