Photo of Marla Spivak
Photo of Marla Spivak
Water Works
Water Works at Mill Ruins Park is Now Open!
This new park brings historic, cultural, and recreational amenities to the downtown Minneapolis riverfront and one of the most popular destinations in the region.
Overlook at 26th
The Overlook at 26th Ave North is Now Open!
This stunning new addition to the “north bank” of the Mississippi River is the first new riverfront park in North Minneapolis in nearly a generation.
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.
Next Generation of Parks
Next Generation of
Parks Events
Our always-free Next Generation of Parks Event Series showcases local perspectives on universal themes of rediscovering nature, connecting through the outdoors, and upholding timeless traditions.
Support
Support Your Parks
Learn more about the many ways in which you can support the Minneapolis 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.

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...