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Established in 1959, the Sherwood Forest Association mission is to enhance the livability and community cohesiveness of the Sherwood Forest neighborhood, located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The neighborhood is comprised of more than 275 homes within the Sherwood Forest, Timberline (Fox Hills) and Hilloway Park areas.

 

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   Minnetonka 'Night to Unite' was held this year on August 3rd

After a year's hiatus because of Covid it was a fun gathering for all ages as two Minnetonka Fire trucks joined us. Night to Unite is held every first Tuesday in August to promote community safety, usually at Lakeview Circle.
Volunteers brought lots of delicious potluck food too. Here are some photos.

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On May 1st we held the 2021 annual SFA meeting! We talked about upcoming events, environmental issues, SF History, Ridgedale and other Minnetonka developments. The minutes will be posted here eventually from the recording. It was a beautiful spring day and many more neighbors came by to socialize afterward.

Minnetonka 'Night to Unite' rescheduled for Tuesday August 3rd

Last year the City of Minnetonka had to cancel the 'Night to Unite' due to the Covid Pandemic.

But this year it will be held on Tuesday the 3rd of August.

Minnetonka 'Night to Unite' is an evening for neighbors to gather, get to know one another and promote community safety. We usually participate with this event on the first Tuesday of August every year. Our children enjoy sitting in the Fire Truck that visits us, usually at Lakeview Circle.
For more detailed information here is the City of Minnetonka link:

https://www.minnetonkamn.gov/government/departments/police-department/night-to-unite

Another good turnout for Turkey Trot this year, in spite of the pandemic. Thanks to Aimee and Greg for sponsoring! 

And please consider donating to the Food Shelf link below.

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Sherwood Forest Halloween Costume Parade October 31st 4PM
See flyer below for details.
 

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Minnetonka Spooktacular is probably back on for October this year!


The City of Minnetonka held a first annual Spooktacular last October at the Burwell House which is canceled
this year due to Covid.  A few hundred people attended with lots of games and activites for the kids.

Here is the video and gallery I made from last year. Bill Jepson.

Spooktacular 2019 Gallery

 

Spooktacular 2019 Video
 

The following letter to SF neighbors was written in early May 2020.

Hello neighbors,


We hope you are doing okay during these difficult times, staying at home this spring. We all seem to be adhering to the recommendations from the CDC, the Governor, and the Mayor of Minnetonka to stay at home in order to protect each other from the spread of the Covid 19 virus. It's great to see so many neighbors greeting each other from a safe distance as they enjoy a walk or bike ride outside. And hopefully this will shorten the time until we can get back to our normal routines in Sherwood Forest. Here are two recent messages to share about the pandemic mediation recommendations.
From our Mayor of Minnetonka Brad Wiersum about his recommendations.

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Usually at this time of year in Sherwood we have our Spring Fling for all ages, gathering in Lakeview Circle. (See photos below) Needless to say it is cancelled this year.  And in May we usually have an SFA Annual Meeting at the Library to present an update of our Sherwood Forest Association finances and discuss any pertinent topics.  That meeting will be postponed until next Fall probably.

A new annual event that I was planning on unveiling this May, was a family bike ride that would make use of our wonderful new bike path along Plymouth Road all the way to Station Pizza.  We would start from the bus stop at the top of Hilloway and Sherwood Hills Road and proceed west downhill to the path on Plymouth. Maybe on a Saturday afternoon. We may call it 'Pizza Wheels' or 'Bikes and Brews' , not sure yet. But of course we'll have to postpone it till next fall or next May.   


You may want to listen to a couple of talks about the history of Sherwood Forest on our website sherwoodforestmn.org/history

One is from a few years back when Ron Vegemast on Sherwood Hills Road presented how he developed the farmland in the 1960s. The neighbors at the presentation discussed other memories like the annual dinner dances we had, and the many horse owners that lived here in the 1970s. 

A new addition to our history is an oral history you can read about Sherwood Forest in the 1970s around the log cabin, the two ponds, the Oak Knoll businesses, and the farms before the Highschool, as told by long time resident and Vice President of SFA, Ethan Adam Laub.

We love the sign that someone put up along the bike trail: "Take courage this too shall pass. Be kind, be safe and keep waving to each other." 

Take care and stay safe,
Bill Jepson
President of Sherwood Forest

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Trader Joes let's in 10 shoppers at a time, seen here as they cue up 6 feet apart outside.

Ridgedale Mall totally empty on a spring time Friday afternoon. Resturants offer take out though.

Station Pizza still delivers, and at least the Dairy Queen is open to walk ups!

10th Annual Sherwood Forest TURKEY TROT !

Thursday, November 28, 2019  9:00 a.m.
 

On your mark, set, GOBBLE!  Our 10th annual trot in the neighborhood was on Thanksgiving morning...a fun tradition to start off your holiday morning and burn some calories to offset any extra servings of gravy, stuffing and pie!


Start:  9:00 a.m.

Where: Meet at 11510 Lakeview Lane West  (Aimée and Greg’s house)

Who:  Anyone up for a run, jog or a walk.

What:  There will be a "just under" 3 mile trot up ‘Killer’ Hill, onto Hilloway and through the Byrnes Forest, and then back to the Lakeview Lane West Cul-de-sac.  Additionally, there is a shorter, one-mile fun trot that goes south around the Park Ridge/Live Oak Circle and finishes at the starting location. 

After the trot families are invited to warm up/cool down with some cider or coffee at Greg and Aimée's house.

In the spirit of giving, participants are encouraged to bring to non-perishable food item to be donated to the ICA food shelf in Minnetonka.  To see the current needs at ICA, please go to: https://www.icafoodshelf.org/current-needs

 

Questions? contact Aimée at 612.229.0746 or email at ablatz_mn1@comcast.net.

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Let's see if we can break a record for a Turkey Party this year, like we did last March 26th in these photos I took in our front yard! Bill Jepson  

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 Turkey Trot 2016.

 Turkey Trot 2017.

2019 Annual Night Out: Tues August 6th

Here are some photos from recent Minnetonka Nights Out. This year it will be on Tues. August 6th! Family gathering at Lakeview Circle to help prevent crime. Minnetonka Fire Trucks come for the kids to sit in! Take a bite out of crime!

The 2016 Sherwood Forest annual Night Out was well attended this year on Tuesday August 2nd. About 50 neighbors came with lots of children who rode their bikes in a parade to Lakeview Circle. There was a selection of delicious potluck food and some souvenirs provided by the Minnetonka Police and Fire Departments. Police Chief Jeff Sebenaler mingled with our neighbors and the firemen showed the children the equipment on their truck and let them sit in the driver's seat!

More information can be found at  http://eminnetonka.com/crime-prevention/minnetonka-night-for-neighbors

 

Click here to see pictures from this year's Night Out Aug. 2nd 2016

2016 Video 1   2016 Video 2  2016 Video 3

Click here to see 50 pictures from last years Night Out

Chilly Fest 2017 - Was held at Lakeview Circle March 11th

2017 Sherwood Forest 4th of July Parade 11AM
was relocated to Black Oak Drive

Start at Black Oak Drive. Kids bring their bikes and wagons decorated with red white and blue crepe paper. Parents walk and talk behind the kids around the Live Oak Drive/ Park Ridge Drive circle.
Back at the start everyone eats hot dogs, chips, and kool aid!
Please contact Bill Jepson, or Dave Weimer for more info.

 

The 5th Annual Jim Couling 

Sherwood Forest Golf Event 2015

 

Who:         Any Sherwood Forest Resident, please forward to your neighbors!

When:       Saturday, September 26th .....shot-gun start, starting at 3 p.m. for a 9-hole scramble
Where:      Orono Golf Course -  265 Orono Orchard Rd S, Orono, MN   55391

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Thanks to all of those neighbors who joined us for the 2015 Annual Sherwood Forest Meeting held at the Ridgedale Library on Monday, May 18th, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. We discussed many matters of interest concerning our neighborhood. Here is a link the page containing the minutes for that meeting recorded by our Secretary Christie Boeder, as well as, previous years Annual Meeting Minutes.

Annual Membership Meeting Minutes

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About

Established in 1959, the Sherwood Forest Association mission is to enhance the livability and community cohesiveness of the Sherwood Forest neighborhood, located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The neighborhood is comprised of more than 265 homes within the Sherwood Forest, Timberline (Fox Hills) and Hilloway Park areas.

Project

We are currently compiling a history of Sherwood Forest. We have the history of the Sherwood Hills Road area presented by early resident Ron Vagemast in Sept 2013. And we want to combine it with the rest of Sherwood Forest's history and present it to the public at the Ridgedale Library some time in 2015. If you would like to help please contact us. More details are on our History page. 

Resources

We strive to provide resources for our neighbors which will help them communicate with each other and strengthen our ability to maintain a safe and beautiful neighborhood. And also so that our residents can learn more about their environment and history of our land, and what they can do to help.

Get Involved

In addition to our website, you now have two new ways to keep in touch with what is going on in our neighborhood or to share some news of your own! 

  • Facebook    We now have an official facebook page!  Search "Sherwood Forest Association" and like us to stay updated on upcoming events.

  • Twitter   Follow us on Twitter for neighborhood alerts @ForestNeighbors.

City Planning

On January 21st 2015 the City of Minnetonka held a meeting at the Ridgedale Library to discuss their Vision Plan with over one hundred neighbors. The Mayor and two council persons were there to answer questions about the plan with special concerns about the new 6 story high Highland Bank that was recently approved and the added traffic that it will bring.
There is more information in our Announcements here.

 

Or on the Minnetonka website at

http://eminnetonka.com/city-calendar/133?tmpl=component

Latest Project

In May 2014 the whole Sherwood Forest neighborhood pulled together to donate the funds and rebuild the iconic Sherwood Forest Entrance sign.  It had broken apart from the cold of the previous winter after having stood there on Hopkins Crossroad since the 1950s. See Projects page.

Please Join Us !

If you would like to become a member of SFA:

 

Membership dues support maintenance and general improvements of common areas, neighborhood events, seminars, communications, including entrance utilities, association supplies and expenses. Your membership sustains the association, gives you a voice and a vote and provides a collective voice on issues affecting our neighborhood.               Residential association membership dues are voluntary.

 

Membership

  • Property owners of Sherwood Forest, Timberline (Fox Hills) and the Hilloway area.

  • A membership in good standing is a property owner household who has paid dues for the current fiscal year.

  • Effective May 2009 membership dues are $20.00 to join and $20.00 annually for each consecutive year thereafter, per household membership.

Voting Rights

  • Each household membership is entitled to one vote at any annual or special meeting of the association. Must be present to vote.

 

Please fill out the Sherwood Forest Association Membership Form

2021-2022  Membership Form

 

You may pay membership dues by sending your form and payment to:

 

Sherwood Forest Association, Inc.
11210 Live Oak Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305-2584

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Sherwood Forest Association, Inc.                                    Phone: (952) 512-0251

11210 Live Oak Drive                                                      

Minnetonka, MN 55305-2584                                            wbren@comcast.net