During April and May, as we celebrate the coming of green grass, the blooming of flowers and the warming of our lakes, we will be donating $100 for every new listing we put on the market to the local non-profit People for Parks. We’ve asked each Berg Larsen Group agent how they use the local park systems and what they enjoy most about them. Below, professional Realtor Jon Ness shares how he uses the park system.
What is your favorite memory in a Minneapolis Park?
Jon: “Listening to the orchestra at the Lake Harriet band shell on a hot summer night. There’s nothing better than packing a picnic, eating ice cream and sitting outside while admiring Lake Harriet behind the orchestra. It’s beautiful to the ears, eyes and taste buds.”
What is your favorite Minneapolis lake and why?
Jon: “That’s tough, but I’d have to say Lake of the Isles. The architecture of the homes are, for sure, my favorite. Not to mention, of the three main lakes, it always seems to be the least busy and I love that.”
Do you partake in Movies and Music in the park? What do you enjoy about this FREE community event?
Jon: “Yes, we have done both. I like the sense of community and that it doesn’t feel like you’re just two minutes from downtown, even though you are.”
What are you grateful for in the Minneapolis Park system?
Jon: “How clean and well taken care of they are. We’re fortunate to have such a robust park system in Minneapolis. And, that they’re clean, water included, makes it inviting and hospitable.”
People for Parks describes themselves as, “a non-profit organization created to stimulate financial and community support for Minneapolis Parks from citizens, businesses and organizations. We carry out special projects in cooperation with our donors and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Our purpose is to sponsor programs and projects that enhance and promote our city's park services and facilities.”
From planting trees, to improving playgrounds, to neighborhood engagement activities and so much more, People for Parks works hard at contributing to improvement and growth of our incredible park systems, which we all use. Parks create community in our neighborhoods, allowing neighbors from all backgrounds and ages to enjoy a beautiful safe setting in magnificent nature.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in listing their home for sale, now is the time! Inventory is exceptionally low in the Twin Cities and buyer interest is high. It’s a seller’s market, let Jon’s professional experience help sell your home. Contact him today at 612-925-8475 or Jon@BergLarsenGroup.com.