The Minneapolis Parks Foundation brings visionary leadership, philanthropic investment, and private sector expertise to support innovation and equity throughout the Minneapolis park system.

We co-lead the RiverFirst Initiative with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, responsible for private fundraising and implementation of the Water Works and 26th Ave N to Ole Olson projects.

We also support innovative projects in Minneapolis parks through equity funding and champion world-class design through our Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series.

Download our 2014 Annual Report

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation helps ensure the economic, environmental, civic and cultural health of Minneapolis and the region by creating the Next Generation of Parks™ that meet the demands and reflect the values of our generation and those to follow.