July/August 2022

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had a familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 

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Meet the Best of Maple Grove 2022

Readers share their hometown favorites.

Handmade plant lady mug

Highlighting the creativity in our community.

Maple Grove Magazine July/August 2022

The most anticipated issue of the year—the annual Best of Maple Grove—sheds light on the people, businesses and services that make up the fabric of our incredible community.

Plant based burger from 3 Squares Restaurant

Local restaurants serve up plant-based burger options.

Central Park in Maple Grove

We round up the five most popular Maple Grove public parks.

New Maple Grove pickleball courts

The city expands its facilities to accommodate the growing pickleball interest.

Maple Grove Historic Preservation Society's collection

“We’re not that old as a city, technically,” says Alan Madsen, president of the Maple Grove Historic Preservation Society. Originally home to the Ojibwe tribe, then the Winnebago tribe, after their relocation by the U.S.

A crane's reflection captured in the water

Maple Grove Magazine enjoys showcasing the lake community in a number of ways, and that includes sharing readers’ points of view through what they see, appreciate and capture with their cameras.

'Split Second' Novel Cover

There are many ways to select “the best” of anything, and in this case, I’ve chosen the single book which has the most lifetime circulations at the Maple Grove Library: Split Second by Fern Michaels, with 166 checkouts!

Pink coneflowers in a garden

Perennials provide color year after year and are easily maintained once established. Each perennial offers unique features in your garden—from vibrant color to interest for wildlife, perennials are utilized by homeowners to create an attractive landscape.

Blackberry Margarita

Spruce up your beverage game and use blackberries to add a burst of seasonal flavor to classic drinks. Peaking in July, these juicy berries provide the perfect touch of sweetness and a stunning color to compliment.