Foundation Initiatives
Developing spaces where everyone feels welcome and sees themselves in safe, thriving environments.
Reimagining the Civic Commons
Learn more about Minneapolis' participation in this national effort to prioritize public space as essential infrastructure for equitable and resilient communities.
Sunrise on the Mississippi
Save the Date! Thursday, September 10, for a unique, safe, and appropriate celebration of the parks that are so vital to our community.
Water Works
Water Works will elevate cultural heritage and bring needed amenities to the Central Riverfront. Grand opening in fall 2020.
Support Your Parks!
Learn more about the many ways in which you can support the parks.
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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Our Mission

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision.

Our Role

By connecting visionary ideas with community vision, we can fuel our partners who are making a difference for future generations, and ensure everyone in Minneapolis lives within walking distance of a welcoming, vibrant park.

Featured Initiatives

YOUR DONATION helps ensure the parks in our city remain accessible, equitable and serving everyone.

Meet David-Earl Russell, 2020 Intern from the McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement

David-Earl Russell and Elijah Henderson are interning with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation this summer as part of their education at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement at St. John’s University. We invited them to share their...