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 the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (and ex officio Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation) said, “This top rating is a wonderful tribute to all of the individuals who, for the past 131 years, have made the park system what it is today. I want to assure the people of Minneapolis and the Twin Cities region that we’re not done yet. We are committed to opening new public green spaces, and improving parks that already exist.”
Congratulations to our friends at the Park Board!
Featured Image: Courtesy MPRB