How the Next Generation of Parks™ come to life.

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is the private-sector leader of the RiverFirst Initiative and Water Works, two design-based adaptive reuse parks projects on “America’s fourth coast,” the Mississippi River. Our Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series introduces the most innovative parks designers globally to the Twin Cities for free interactive presentations and engage in dialogue with stakeholders and communities. We also seek to empower the next generation of parks designers and citizen-planners through our SiteSeeing urban design curriculum.

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OUR MISSION
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.