CIDNA: Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association

The Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) is a neighborhood organization organized exclusively for the specific purpose of promoting cooperation among its members; ensuring its members a voice in civic affairs affecting the community; developing a sense of individual involvement in the community; maintaining and improving the physical, social and cultural environment of the neighborhood; acting as a contact between the neighborhood and other agencies; reviewing, studying and making recommendations regarding issues of concern affecting the neighborhood and area.



Southwest LRT
Learn how Southwest LRT construction will affect you. It will involve road closures, noise, vibration, construction traffic and more. Many neighbors are concerned about the potential for vibration damage to their homes. 

On March 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m, at the Kenwood Community Center, the
Met Council’s SWLRT project office (SPO) will meet with the community to inform us of their construction schedule and discuss these issues. The meeting is sponsored jointly by the Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association and Kenwood Neighborhood Organization. The meeting will also be attended by our County Board Commissioner, Marion Greene.

To learn what the issues are, go to our Southwest LRT webpage.

Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Parks
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.

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

You can provide comments about the concept designs at this link through March 2019.

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

For more information, visit the project website at

CIDNA Board Open Seats
There are currently two open positions on the CIDNA Board.
Do you have an interest in CIDNA? You can make an impact in your neighborhood by joining the board. Contact Monica Smith at for more information.  

Minneapolis 2040
Read about Minneapolis 2040 here.

Neighborhoods 2020
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 January 28, 2019, The City of Minneapolis published Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations for public comment through March 31, 2019.
Read CIDNA’s response to the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations. CIDNA also signed on to a multi-neighborhood response.

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

Read CIDNA's response to the Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap.

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.

Southwest LRT Construction Meeting
Wednesday, March 20
7:00-8:30 p.m.

CIDNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 10
6:00-8:00 p.m.


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.