Photo of Marla Spivak
Photo of Marla Spivak
Photo of Marla Spivak
Next Generation of Parks
Next Generation of Parks Event
Thank you for joining us for the Minneapolis premier of Blackwaters!
Foundation Initiatives
Developing spaces where everyone feels welcome and sees themselves in safe, thriving environments.
People for Parks Fund
People for Parks Fund
The People for Parks Fund exists to advance under-supported projects and programs in Minneapolis parks and to serve as the catalyst for connecting community-driven ideas with funding for Minneapolis parks.
Support Your Parks
Learn more about the many ways in which you can support the Minneapolis parks.
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.
North Commons
Join the Campaign to Reimagine North Commons Park!
Learn how you can get involved in the $20 million capital campaign to reimagine one of Minneapolis’s oldest and most iconic neighborhood parks.
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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.

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

Remembering Paul Reyelts

With its mix of history, culture, community connection, and recreation, Water Works Park & Pavilion is one of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s proudest accomplishments. The parks volunteer and visionary who pushed for it the hardest was Paul Reyelts, who passed...

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