Where the Next Generation of Parks™ comes to life.
At the top of America’s heartland and snug against the great Mississippi River, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the kind of city that families call home for generations.
A large part of our appeal for old-timers and attraction for newcomers is the city’s magnificent Park System, originally laid out over 100 years ago by visionaries who recognized abundant green space was essential to a vital community.
Today, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation takes up this vision with the Next Generation of Parks™, a compelling mission through which the organization, our members and the public will build on our heritage and help bring to life 21st century parks in Minneapolis and cities around the world.
Our mission is to create the Next Generation of Parks™. Through parks programming and design education, innovation and implementation, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation hopes to:
- Inform and inspire park enthusiasts and cultivate future stewards of the park system;
- Lead discussion about, and be a catalyst for, “what parks could be”;
- Provide expertise and partnerships to implement new parks projects.