Next Generation of
Parks Events
Thank you for joining us for a special preview of Owamni by The Sioux Chef last week! A recording of the presentation will be available in the coming weeks.
Foundation Initiatives
Developing spaces where everyone feels welcome and sees themselves in safe, thriving environments.
Common Ground
Our new blog is a gathering space for stories about how parks transform lives, along with the latest on news and events.
Support Your Parks!
Learn more about the many ways in which you can support the parks.
Announcing the Completion of the Overlook at 26th Ave. N
This stunning new addition to the “north bank” of the Mississippi River is the first new riverfront park in North Minneapolis in a generation.
previous arrow
next arrow

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.

Connecting a Community

In 2010, Paul Reyelts brought to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation the vision of a renewed gathering place at St. Anthony Falls, where the shuttered Fuji Ya restaurant had sat vacant for more than two decades. This initial vision would blossom into the beautiful park...