Historically, the City of Ramsey has developed like most suburban communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In the 1970s, when Ramsey incorporated as a city, residential development was characterized by single-family detached housing—ramblers and split-level homes built on large,
Ramsey residents flock to the large, linear park in the center of town each summer, almost religiously. Some carry fishing poles or frisbees, others a blanket or lawn chairs, but they are all headed to the same place: The Draw.
Our worlds are increasingly occupied by screens and the absence of physical activity, a combination that has caused a national public health crisis. Obesity and obesity-related diseases are rising, especially among children. One solution health experts recommend is encouraging more physical activity through nature-based
Many cities struggle to meaningfully and effectively engage their residents in planning and decision making. Although Brooklyn Park is far ahead of some of its peer cities in this regard, the growing diversity of the community is forcing staff to rethink public outreach and
Car to Go. Hour Car. Uber. Lyft. Nice Ride. These and other “shared-use mobility” options are making their way into more cities across the country, including RCP’s partner community, Brooklyn Park. As the City prepares for the arrival of light-rail