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Victory Neighborhood

Resources

Within this section you will find a list of resources to help our residents and prospective residents get the most out of life in Victory.

Police | Fire | Schools | Parks | Libraries | Churches | Medical | Neighborhood & Local | Publications

POLICE
We are served by the 4th Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department

FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Victory Neighborhood is served by 2 different fire stations, everything south of 41st is served by Station 14, North of 41st is served by Station 20.

SCHOOLS
The community schools serving the Victory Neighborhood are

  • Loring Elementary (K-5)
    Principal Ryan Gibbs
    2600 44th Avenue North
    612-668-2060
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  • Olson Middle School (5-8)
    Principal Steven Emerson
    1607 51st Avenue North
    612– 668-1640
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  • Patrick Henry High School
    Principal Yusuf Abdullah
    4320 Newton Avenue North
    612-668-2000
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    • PLTW Engineering
    • College Prep
    • International Baccalaureate Program

A variety of magnet programs are available in other northside schools. For information on these programs and schools contact the Minneapolis Public Schools at 612-668-0000 or visit the website: www.mpls.k12.mn.us

PARKS
Victory’s recreational facilities include:

  • Victory Park (44th and Upton Avenue North) – Adjacent to Loring School, Victory Park has a playground, wading pool, tennis court, basketball, and baseball diamond.  The pergola in the center of the park is a gathering spot for the annual Ice Cream Social as well as other events.
  • Victory Memorial Drive – At 3.8 miles, the tree-lined Victory Memorial Drive is the defining feature of Victory. Part of the Grand Rounds parkway and trail system, the Drive is a memorial to the Hennepin County veterans killed in World War I. Over 1200 American elm trees were planted on the Drive, with 568 of them dedicated to individual veterans honored by a plaque set at the base of each tree. The Drive and the Victory Memorial flagpole was dedicated in 1921. Several years later, remaining Minnesota veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic erected a statue of President Abraham Lincoln across the Drive from the flagpole as a memorial to Minnesotans who served in the Civil War.
  • Ryan Lake Park  (46th and Xerxes Avenue North) – The only lake on the North side, the 18 acre Ryan Lake is the last lake on the chain of Twin Lakes. While much of the lake is shallow, parts of the lake are as deep as 30 feet, providing good fish habitat.  A new DNR fishing dock at the lakeshore provides access for anglers. ViNA is undertaking an ongoing project to restore the shoreline with native plants and to construct a bike/walking path along the shoreline, through the woods, and under the Osseo Road overpass to the proposed Victory Prairie. Ryan Lake Park became an official park of the Minneapolis Park system in July of 2014.
  • Webber Park (4400 Dupont Avenue North) – The nearest Recreational Center is at Webber Park in the Camden-Webber neighborhood. Webber Park boasts a rec center with year-round activities, pool, several tennis courts, picnic facilities, a pond (with skating in the winter), and trails along Shingle Creek. The Webber Library is also located at the park. Webber Park hosts the Homework Helper Program that was formerly at Webber Park Library. Monday – Thursday from 3 – 6 pm elementary school, middle school and high school students can get step by step help with any subject or assignment from friendly tutors.

For more information on Minneapolis Parks go to www.minneapolisparks.org.

LIBRARIES

  • Webber Library (4310 Webber Parkway) – The Webber Library is an important community gathering place. The previously shuttered library was reopened in January of 2008 after the merger of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Libraries. Webber Park Library now has 12 public computers, doubling its previous total, as well as new materials in all formats, reorganized collections for easier access and a new staff and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • North Regional Library (1315 Lowry Avenue North) – The North Regional Library is newly remodeled and updated and is open Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.
  • Brookdale Library (6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center) – Remodeled in 2004, the Brookdale Library at the Brookdale Hennepin County Service Center has a Job and Career Information Center, meeting rooms, computer lab, and over 150 public computer workstations.

For more information go to www.hclib.org.

CHURCHES

Churches located in Victory Neighborhood include:

  • Faith Baptist Church
    4350 Russell Avenue North
    612-529-0686
  • St. Austin’s Catholic Church
    4050 Upton Avenue
    612-529-9561
  • Christ Gospel Church
    3800 Russell Avenue North
    612-588-6737
  • United Christian Fellowship Church
    4300 Queen Avenue North
    612-521-2299

Other Churches in the area are:

  • Salem Lutheran Church
    4150 Dupont Avenue North
    612-521-3644
  • Luther Memorial Church
    3751 Sheridan Avenue
    612-522-3639
  • North United Methodist
    4350 Fremont Ave
    612-522-4497
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church
    4656 Colfax Avenue
    612-521-3575
  • Calvary Presbyterian Church
    3700 Bryant Avenue
    612-529-2440
  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic
    5155 Emerson Avenue
    612-529-7788
  • St. Bridget’s Catholic Church
    3811 Emerson Avenue
    612-529-7779

MEDICAL

Many Victory Residents are served by the North Memorial Clinic  at 4209 Webber Parkway.

NEIGHBORHOOD & LOCAL

  • City of Minneapolis
  • Hennepin County
  • Mississippi Corridor Neighborhood Coalition
  • Call 3-1-1 for:
    • Answers to any question about the city
    • Reporting broken parking meters, streetlights, housing inspections and other situations that need the attention of City workers.
    • Getting help with permits or licenses
    • Hours 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday – Friday
    • The three digit number can be called from anywhere within Minneapolis, even on cell phones
    • People outside Minneapolis city limits can reach 311 by calling 612-673-3000

PUBLICATIONS