March 2014

Toronto builds an uncommonly innovative waterfront park (NGP case study)

March 24, 2014 by Mike Richardson

Overview Sherbourne Common is a waterfront park in downtown Toronto designed to be both a physical and human revitalization project for the city. This space was an unproductive and undervalued industrial site that sat empty for decades. Built before any other development in the area, today Sherbourne Common helps define Toronto’s brand as an innovative.....

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Two Mpls parks benefit from Macy’s point-of-sale fundraiser, through March 31

March 21, 2014 by Janette Law

If you’re shopping at Macy’s in the next 10 days, be sure to Heart Your Park with $1 or more point-of-sale contribution benefiting Minneapolis parks. Pillsbury Park (or Father Hennepin Bluffs park) and Theodore Wirth Park are the two Minneapolis parks participating in a national fundraising partnership between Macy’s and the National Park and Recreation.....

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MPF announces search for new executive director

March 12, 2014 by Janette Law

Search begins following departure of Mary deLaittre Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced it has initiated a search for a new executive director, following the departure of Mary deLaittre, who served more than two years in the position. The Parks Foundation has named Peg Birk as interim executive director. “We commend Mary for.....

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Join us for a Water Works design discussion, Tue, March 18

March 11, 2014 by Janette Law

Please join us for an upcoming Central Riverfront Regional Park Community/Technical Advisory Committee meeting, 6-7:30PM, Tuesday, March 18. The meeting will focus on the Water Works plan and talking through possible locations for a new Central Riverfront pavilion and how it is programmed. Visit our Water Works project page for more information about the project......

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