Funny Name. Great Neighborhood.
CARAG is a neighborhood in SouthWest Minneapolis, it is commonly called Uptown.

Upcoming Events

Grand Opening of Bryant Square Park Wading Pool / Tuesday June 12, 2018

Please join Superintendent Mary Merrill, President Brad Bourn and your Southwest community as we celebrate the new wading pool at Bryant Square Park! Details here.

The pool has been completely replaced with ADA accessible zero depth entry. In addition, the concrete dolphin from the old pool will be re-furbished as artwork in the park!


Kick off a season of free concerts at the park’s amphitheater. Live music is held every Tuesday and Thursday from June to August.

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CARAG Name Change Taskforce

CARAG's Name Change Task Force is researching ideas, soliciting neighbor feedback, and will recommend a name this Fall. Look for more info soon about how you can provide feedback including through a survey.

Why are we considering a name change?

“CARAG” is an acronym rather than the name of a community landmark, place name, or geographical feature like the names of most other Minneapolis neighborhoods.

  • The name “Lake Calhoun” has been changed to “Bde Makaska” eliminating part of the reason for the
  • CARAG acronym and the neighborhood boundaries are located blocks away from the lake.
  • Calhoun Area Residents Action Group and CARAG can be confusing names and may no longer serve the
  • organization or its’ brand.

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Our Mission

Our goal is to strengthen our community and our neighborhood by improving the quality of life of those living and working in CARAG through connections, creation, and community. We welcome all, and invite you to join us. Click to learn more.

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