Photo of Marla Spivak
Photo of Marla Spivak
USA Today Water Works
Water Works Makes USA TODAY's Top 10 List
Water Works Park and Pavilion was voted into USA TODAY's TOP 10 list for 2021 "Best New Attraction"! Thank you to all who voted for this beautiful new riverfront park.
Next Generation of Parks
Next Generation of
Parks Event Series
Coming February 5, 2022 - Winter Hiking 101 with Ambreen Tariq. Join us for this virtual presentation and post-event walk at North Mississippi Regional Park.
Support Your Parks
Learn more about the many ways in which you can support the Minneapolis parks.
People for Parks Fund Grant
People for Parks
Your support of the Posters for Parks Show helps us make grants for community-grown parks programs throughout Minneapolis.
Common Ground
Common Ground
Our new blog is a gathering space for stories about how parks transform lives, along with the latest on news and events.
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The Minneapolis Parks Foundation transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision.

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Community Profile: Mike Vennewitz

Mike Vennewitz and Rep. Diane Loeffler are the newest members of Minneapolis Park Foundation’s Heritage Oak Society. The Heritage Oak Society is our way of sharing our appreciation for supporters who have included the Minneapolis Parks Foundation in their...