Photo of Marla Spivak
Photo of Marla Spivak
Sunset in the Parks
Introducing Sunset in the Parks!
Sunset in the Parks is a new Minneapolis Parks Foundation fundraising event that features a beautiful summer evening of food, music, games, and socializing in a pop-up dinner setting at a Minneapolis park.
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.
Walk & Talks
Walk & Talk
Self-Guided Tours
Check out our latest self-guided Walk & Talk from Farview Park to the Overlook at 26th Ave N, which takes you from one of the city's oldest parks to its newest.
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.
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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.

Big Support Broad Impact – People for Parks Fund

Late in 2021 the Minneapolis Parks Foundation received a very generous contribution directed to the newly established People for Parks Fund. It was a wonderful surprise and cemented our belief that activating parks is as important as maintaining and building parks to...