CIDNA: Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association

The Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association works for the benefit of its residents and the community at large by promoting civic engagement, encouraging social and cultural exchange, working for the preservation and enjoyment of the natural environment and residential properties, and supporting a vibrant commercial district. 

The Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood is an inclusive, safe, and peaceful community where residents are good stewards of their homes, enjoy and safeguard the natural environment, and care about each other’s well-being.


CIDNA Job Opportunity
CIDNA is looking for a coordinator. The person must be a self-starter, reliable, detail-oriented, and a team-player. The position involves administrative, financial and volunteer management. This is a part-time, hourly, contracted position. Click here for more information.

CIDNA Art Mart
We are excited to bring back after a year break the CIDNA ART MART on Saturday, November 23rd from 2-5pm at Jones-Harrison Residence. Click here for more information.

Have you been thinking about getting involved in your Cedar-Isles-Dean community? Well, its neighborhood association, CIDNA, has a proposition for you: pursue your interest by joining one of its six new neighborhood committees.

At a recent planning retreat, the board decided to reorganize its committees to more closely reflect specific areas of interest. So now there’s more likely an obvious place for you to get involved, no matter if your passion runs to gardening or traffic safety, the environment or social media, organizing fun neighborhood events — or much more.

Here are the six neighborhood committees:

  • Neighborhood Safety

  • Land Use and Zoning

  • Social

  • Communication

  • Environmental Preservation

  • Transportation

Learn more at the Committees page and contact Monica Smith, CIDNA Coordinator, at for more information.

Southwest LRT
To learn more, go to our Southwest LRT webpage.

Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Parks
Updated: June 4, 2019

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is creating a new master plan for all neighborhood parks south of I-394 and west of I-35W. The Southwest Service Area Master Plan (SW Parks Plan for short) will consider how parks are designed, operated, maintained, and improved.  It will include concept plans for all exterior facilities (ballfields, playgrounds, etc.) for each neighborhood park, but does not include regional parks such as the Chain of Lakes.

See a map of the parks included in this project.

For more information, visit the project website at

On May 30, 2019, the Park Board published one preferred concept for each of the parks in SW Minneapolis. An online survey for public feedback is available through June.

On March 31, 2019, the CIDNA Board electronically approved a formal response to the initial concept plans for the neighborhood parks.

On February 1, 2019, the Park Board published initial proposed long-term plans for more than 40 Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood park properties. Public comments are accepted through March 31, 2019.

See the initial concept plans for the neighborhood parks and triangles in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood.

You can see the concept designs for all of the SW Minneapolis parks at this link.  

Minneapolis 2040
Read about Minneapolis 2040 here.

Neighborhoods 2020
Updated: June 4, 2019
Neighborhoods 2020 is a process to identify the next generation of neighborhood programming, funding and governance structure to support the City's 70 neighborhood organizations beyond 2020.

Read more about Neighborhoods 2020.

On May 17, 2019, the City Council passed the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework and two staff directions supporting community engagement. Read about the City Council Actions Taken May 17, 2019.

On March 13, 2019, the CIDNA Board approved their formal response to the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations. Read CIDNA’s response. CIDNA also signed on to a multi-neighborhood response.

On January 28, 2019, The City of Minneapolis published Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations for public comment through March 31, 2019.

On May 14, 2018, The City of Minneapolis published a revised draft of the Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap.

April 2018: Read CIDNA's response to the draft of Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap.

On February 28, 2018, The City of Minneapolis published a draft of Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap, which is a process to determine policy recommendations for the future of neighborhood programs, funding, oversight and support. Public comments are open through April 30, 2018.

Pedestrian Crash Study
The City of Minneapolis commissioned a Pedestrian Crash Study analyzed more than 3,000 pedestrian-motorist crash records over 10 years from 2007-2016.

For more information and to read the complete study, go to the project webpage.

Minneapolis Residential Construction Management Agreement
In 2014, the City of Minneapolis adopted policies that govern construction project for un-occupied 1-2 unit dwelling structures. Contractor are required to sign an agreement that stipulates a variety of work conditions such as hours of operation, noise reduction, neighbor notification, etc. View the Minneapolis Residential Construction Management Agreement and go to the city's website for more information:

Tree Grant Program
CIDNA funds are available to help residents promote healthy trees in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood.

Program details: Grants are available to CIDNA property owners to help defray the costs of: 

  • Removing dead or diseased trees

  • Removing buckthorn

The grants for all of the above will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, as funds are available.   
Click here to download the program application
and guidelines.  
Questions: Please contact Monica Smith at

Volunteer Opportunities
Get involved in your community! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available.

Do you enjoy beautiful gardens? Volunteer to help maintain the gardens at Park Siding Park by watering and weeding throughout the summer. Visit the Calendar for more information.

Interested in a particular issue? We have a committee that work on a variety of issue important to neighbors. Learn more at the Committees page.

Go to Calendar for all the event details.

CIDNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 13
Meeting agenda

CIDNA Art Mart
Saturday, November 23


CIDNA invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by CIDNA. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format,
please let us know by contacting us at 612-821-0131 or at least five days before our event.

Disclaimer: Although CIDNA attempts to provide correct information on this website, the organization and its volunteers
do not guarantee the accuracy or timeline of information contained herein.