Eight members of the Golden Valley Police Department accepted the ice-water challenge Thursday to help raise funds for the Officer Down Memorial Page, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The GVPD officers, each responding to challenges from other officers, endured a backhoe bucket’s worth of ice water, and nominated over a dozen other officers to take part in the challenge.
Because of a conflict with a religious holiday, Golden Valley’s annual Mighty Tidy Clean-Up Day has been rescheduled from Oct 4 to Saturday, Oct 11, 8 am – 1 pm, at Brookview Park. It will feature areas for dumping junk shredding documents and as well as donation stations for Bridging and PRISM.
Golden Valley’s new lawn bowling rinks at Brookview Golf Course will open to the public Aug 15-17, with free play all weekend. Hours will be Fri, Aug 15, 11 am-6 pm; Sat, Aug 16, 9 am-7 pm; and Sun, Aug 17, 9 am-7 pm. All equipment is provided, along with instruction and demos.
For the second consecutive year, Golden Valley is hosting a Battle of the Badges community blood drive Wednesday, Aug 20, 1- 5 pm, at 7800 Golden Valley Rd (check in at the Public Safety Building).
The July 24 grand opening of the new playground at Gearty Park featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned by City Parks and Recreations staff and kids from the Gearty Park Afternoon Playground Group. The celebration included City officials and area residents.
Due to rain, the 17th annual Golden Valley Golf Classic, sponsored by the Golden Valley Human Services Fund (GVHSF), has been rescheduled to Friday, Sept 19, at Brookview Golf Course, 200 Brookview Parkway.
Enjoy interacting with youth and playing carnival games? Then sign on to help at Golden Valley’s annual Penny Carnival, set for Friday, July 25, at the Brookview Park large picnic shelter.
Go behind the scenes at the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) during the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy, which runs every Tuesday for seven weeks starting Sept 16. Classes are held from 6-9 pm in the GVPD at 7800 Golden Valley Rd.