Coon Rapids Summer in the City program July 23

The second of five Summer in the City programs will be hosted by the city of Coon Rapids at Sand Creek Park Tuesday, July 23.

The neighborhood meetings have taken place in a different park in each of city’s five wards for the past four years.

The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. starting with a open house at 6:30 p.m. followed by presentations by Mayor Tim Howe and the ward councilmember, in the case of ward two Ron Manning, at 7 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

During the open house, various city departments will have display tables set up manned by city staff for residents to browse and ask questions, while there will be a fire truck, police squad car and public works department vehicle on site for children to explore.

The purpose of the Summer in the City program is to give neighborhood residents a chance to meet the mayor and councilmembers, as well as city staff, to learn and talk about projects taking place in the city and the specific neighborhood.

The first Summer in the City event of 2013 took place June 25 at Crooked Lake Park in ward one.

The schedule for the remainder of the Summer in the City meetings is:

• Tuesday, July 30, Woodcrest Park, 901 103rd Ave. NW in ward three.

• Tuesday, Aug. 13, Riverview Park, 2420 105th Ave. NW in ward four.

• Tuesday, Aug. 27, Mason Park, 9600 Holly Circle NW in ward five.

Ice cream bars and cold bottled water are served during the open house segment of the Summer in the City event.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]