May 2014

Minneapolis reigns as #1 park system

May 29, 2014 by Janette Law

The Trust for Public Land announced today that Minneapolis will retain its title as the top-ranked park system in the United States. For the second consecutive year, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board was given a “five bench” ParkScore® ranking, the only park system to do so. In a news release, Liz Wielinski, President of.....

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Position posting: MPF Executive Director

May 16, 2014 by Janette Law

Established in 2004, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) serves as the private sector leader in the development of the Next Generation of Parks™ in Minneapolis. MPF’s mission is to help ensure the economic, environmental, civic and cultural health of Minneapolis and the region by creating the Next Generation of Parks™ that meet the demands and.....

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In just five minutes, you could help General Mills help us map our future!

May 8, 2014 by Janette Law

Updated May 20, 2014 This survey now closed. Thank you for participating! General Mills’ GoodWorks program is a way for its employees to volunteer their professional expertise in areas like strategic brand planning, consumer research, management consulting and marketing communications. GoodWorks is the brainchild of Mark Addicks, General Mills CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and a.....

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Pausing, but not standing still

May 5, 2014 by Peg Birk

Hello Friends – It’s been a productive eight weeks since I came to the Parks Foundation as Interim Executive Director. During this time, the Executive Committee asked that we focus on maintaining organizational stability, the search for our new Executive Director, and moving our Water Works project forward. I wanted to share an update with.....

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New Olympic Park reigns over East London (Next Gen case study)

by Mike Richardson

Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park was the site of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London (then known simply as “Olympic Park”). At 560 acres, it’s as large as London’s famed Hyde Park, falls within four East London boroughs and is the largest urban park constructed in Europe in more than 150 years. Planning.....

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