Photo of Marla Spivak
Photo of Marla Spivak
Next Generation of Parks
Next Generation of
Parks Event Series
Coming soon - Winter Hiking 101 with Ambreen Tariq. Registration opens Dec. 1 for this February 5, 2022 event.
Water Works
Now Open! Water Works Park and Pavilion
Come enjoy the sweeping views and places to gather and play and restore and refresh at Water Works Park and Pavilion.
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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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.

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...