Services

Public Transit

Southeast Como is serviced by multiple Metro Transit buses. On Como ave, routes 3A, 3B, and 3C lead to UMN and downtown Minneapolis westbound and downtown St. Paul eastbound. On Elm Street and Kasota at the south end of the neighborhood, routes 3A, 3B, and 3K run to both downtown metro areas. To the north, on Hennepin/Larpenteur avenue, route 61 connects us to the Niccolet island area, downtown Minneapolis, Falcon Heights, and downtown St. Paul. Route 25 connects our neighborhood directly north to the quarry shopping center and St. Anthony neighborhood. Route 30 connects us along Broadway street to the northeast neighborhoods.

Metro Transit Trip Planner

Southeast Library

Southeast Library is part of Hennepin County’s library system serving the SE Minneapolis/University of Minnesota neighborhoods, including SE Como. The building itself was designed by master architect Ralph Rapson, originally as a credit union for university employees in 1963, and then converted to the Southeast Library in 1967. The building is currently scheduled for a multi-million dollar renovation, but timelines for that work have not yet been announced. Library hours are restricted so be sure to check on the days and hours it is open.

SE Seniors

Southeast Seniors is a neighborhood, non-profit organization dedicated to helping aging neighbors to remain healthy, independent, safe and connected in their homes and community. If volunteer help is needed to change lightbulbs, install air conditioners or to get to the store; or if professional help is needed for connection to specialized services, consultation on health and safety concerns, other needs, Southeast Seniors is there to give Como and other SE Minneapolis neighbors the support they need. For assistance or opportunities to volunteer connect to SE Seniors at: SE Seniors Volunteers.

Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis School Choice

Nearby Public Schools

University of Minnesota activities

The Como neighborhood’s location adjacent to the University of Minnesota provides easy access to a wonderful selection of high quality events, resources and activities walk, bikes ride or short bus ride away. From Big Ten basketball, football, baseball, softball, hockey and other spectator sports to world class dance, great music and drama, and an excellent art museum and so much more, the University of Minnesota brings the whole world of possibilities to the Como neighborhood. Check out what’s happening at the “U” at UMN Events or for sporting events:
Gopher Sports .

Van Cleve Park

Van Cleve Park is the hub of the Como neighborhood. Its programs serve neighbors of all ages from its programs and activities for pre-schoolers to its programs and activities for seniors. Van Cleve Park provides active many sports programs for Como and other city youth. Its grounds and facilities include indoor and outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, softball fields that concert to ice rinks in the winter, computers for public use, and meeting spaces for community groups. Check out Van Cleve’s programs, activities, resources and hours on the park’s website

Elected Officials

City Council
Mayor
Hennepin County Commissioner
Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission

 

Metropolitan Council
Minneapolis Park Board

State Legislature
District 60B – Ilhan Omar

State Senate
District 60 – Kari Dziedzic

Governor
Mark Dayton
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith

U.S. House
District 5 – Keith Ellison

U.S. Senate