ABOUT US

The Kutzky Park neighborhood is located in the heart of Rochester, Minnesota, a couple blocks west of the Mayo Clinic. It is roughly bounded by Civic Center Drive to the north, 6th Avenue NW to the east, South 2nd Street to the south and 16th Ave NW to the west. Our neighborhood is just off Highway 52, behind Miracle Mile Shopping Center and is accessible from the 2nd St SW or Civic Center Drive exits.

Kutzky Park is distinguished by its beautiful older homes in an incredible diversity of architectural styles, including Victorian, Bungalow, Four Square, Craftsman, Cape Cod and Colonial. In fact, Kutzky Park has the distinction of having the oldest framed structure in Rochester – a private home built in 1856. That’s pre-Civil war and prior to Minnesota statehood!

The scenic Kutzky Park runs along Cascade Creek on the northern side of the neighborhood, has plenty of open green space, baseball and picnic facilities, and connects to Rochester’s extensive and ever-expanding bikepath system. The neighborhood is surrounded by countless employment, shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. Mayo Clinic and downtown Rochester are only a couple of blocks to the east, Miracle Mile Shopping Center is on the western edge, Barlow Plaza with HyVee and other businesses are north and, to the south, St. Marys Hospital and Canadian Honker Restaurant.

About our Association:

The Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association (KPNA), formed in 1996, is an association of home owners, businesses, landlords, renters, and other people who either live or work in the Kutzky Park area. Our goal is to improve and maintain the livability and safety of our Kutzky Park neighborhood.

Our Goals:

  • To enhance the livability of the area by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and liaison between the Kutzky Park neighborhood, government agencies and other neighborhoods.
  • To meet with governmental representatives; report to governmental committees, agencies, boards; and generally to attempt to help local and state lawmakers establish enforceable legislation and policies to help protect and improve the livability of the Kutzky Park neighborhoods, the City of Rochester and Olmsted County.
  • To provide an open process by which all members of the Kutzky Park neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the membership area.
  • To provide an organizational structure through which the membership neighborhood can coordinate community projects to enhance livability for the KPNA membership and surrounding areas.
  • Membership Requirements

    Our members live, work or own a business in Kutzky Park. There are no membership dues and there is no obligation to join.

    Meetings and Activities

    The association holds general meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the United Way Building, 903 W. Center St #100. Association events and activities include Bi-Annual Park Clean-Ups in the Spring and Fall, a progressive dinner party three times a year (Kutzky Krawl) and National Night Out picnics in August.

    KPNA BOARD

    Officers:

    President – Dave Edmonson
    Vice President – Terry Campbell
    Secretary – McKinsey Goodenberger
    Treasurer – Karen Andrews
    Chair – Virginia Merritt

    Committees:

    Neighborhood Watch – Susan Todzy
    Imagine Kutzky – currently unfilled
    Communications – McKinsey Goodenberger

    Board Members:

    Glenn Faith
    Gail Kinsey
    Wade Goodenberger
    Annie Henderson
    Susan Todzy
    Jesse Welsh

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