2014

Donate to win!

December 24, 2014 by Janette Law

What’s more popular than Minneapolis parks (at least at this time of year)? Minnesota hockey! Through January 16, 2015, when you become a monthly sustaining member-donor* of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, you’ll have a chance to win an awesome Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey package, courtesy of a generous MPF supporter: 2 sixth-row seats and 2.....

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Worth a watch: Central Riverfront video

December 23, 2014 by Janette Law

Our good friends at the Mill City Times have co-produced a video that captures much of what makes the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park such a terrific destination, along with what can be improved. Through a series of interviews, the video outlines the work of the Community Advisory Committee convened as part of the Minneapolis.....

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More musings on the Mississippi River

December 15, 2014 by Janette Law

A couple of weeks ago, Tom Evers wrote about his experience paddling the Mississippi in mid-October – a member of our first staff development “retreat.” As I write this post today, in mid-December, the weather is (incredibly!) nearly identical to that day two months ago, so it seemed fitting to revisit our experience – this.....

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View and comment on the Central Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan, through January 18, 2015

December 8, 2014 by Janette Law

Our friends at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have opened up the  public comment period on the Draft Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park (proposed renaming to St. Anthony Falls Regional Park) Master Plan, of which the future park at the Water Works site is a part. You can comment through January 18, 2015......

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Reflecting on the river

December 1, 2014 by Tom Evers

In late October, after the glorious blaze of autumn color had begun to fade from the trees, Minneapolis Parks Foundation staff spent a half-day paddling the Mississippi through the section commonly referred to as the Upper River. With the help from Bob Schmitz’s Above the Falls Sports and our guide Stephanie Zahler, we put paddles.....

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Did you hear? Water Works on Minnesota Public Radio

November 25, 2014 by Janette Law

In case you missed it, take a few minutes to listen to Tom Evers interviewed about Water Works by Tom Weber for MPR’s Daily Circuit. The segment aired Monday, November, 24, 2014, and you can hear it here.

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Mpls StarTribune endorses Water Works, plus more news

November 11, 2014 by Janette Law

Saying Water Works – a future park on St. Anthony Falls – is “stunning, imaginative, and worthy of financial and political support,” the Minneapolis StarTribune endorsed the project in an editorial on Monday, November 10. It’s one of several news pieces that ran recently. Check out some of the others, below. Minneapolis StarTribune, October 22,.....

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Design Q & A: Sarah Hayosh and Chris Tallman, Research Assistants

November 5, 2014 by Janette Law

Last summer, Sarah Hayosh and Chris Tallman joined MPF as Research Assistants in Practice. They’re embedded at Juxtaposition Arts, in North Minneapolis, and engaging youth in re-imagining the connection to the Upper Mississippi Riverfront. (MPF) What do you anticipate will be the outcome of your work? (Sarah Hayosh/Chris Tallman) A tough question to start…without intending.....

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MPF releases schematic vision for a new public gateway to the only true waterfall on the Mississippi River

October 23, 2014 by Janette Law

“Water Works” design presentation and 3D animation showcase the future park’s nationally significant historic features and year-round appeal Minneapolis, Minn. – For 12,000 years, the Mississippi River has powered through Minnesota, where it’s scrawled a deep gorge like a signature through limestone and prairie. The source of this massive geological imprint was the River’s only.....

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View Water Works 3D Animation & Comment on the Design

October 22, 2014 by Janette Law

Take a look at the vision for the Water Works and then tell us what you think in the comments! Water Works: A Gateway Park to the Mississippi River from Minneapolis Parks Foundation on Vimeo.

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