2015

RiverFirst Update

December 23, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation together our partner in the RiverFirst Initiative, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), are hard at work on moving forward this sweeping vision. In this post, MPF gets you up-to-date on a few projects we’re currently working on. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll outline the significant progress MPRB.....

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Pentair helps RAs get ready to make a splash

December 15, 2015 by Janette Law

Phil Rolchigo, VP of Technology for Pentair, the Minneapolis-based global water management leader, made a special visit with MPF’s Research Assistants in Practice (RAs) last week. Phil volunteered to impart his expertise in water filtration system design to an exciting aspect of the Water Works project on which three students Han, Jonathan and Chris, are.....

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Updated: Location added! Lend your voice at a trio of Pathways to Places open houses

December 3, 2015 by Janette Law

Update, Dec. 8: Downtown workers, residents and visitors – if lunch is more your bag, then drop by the newest open house, just scheduled. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 11am-1pm New Century Theatre 615 Hennepin Ave #145 (first floor of City Centre)  — The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is inviting the public to “examine and comment.....

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NOW CLOSED Job Opportunity: Annual Fund and Events Manager

November 30, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) ensures the economic, environmental, civic, cultural, and physical health and well-being of Minneapolis and the region by creating the next generation of parks that meets the demands and reflects the values of our generation and those to follow. MPF seeks an Annual Giving and Event Manager to help grow our.....

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Sarah Duniway, Dayna Frank, Steve King, and Riff Yeager join MPF Board of Directors

November 18, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) announced that its Board of Directors elected four new members at its November meeting. The new Directors are Sarah Duniway, Gray Plant Mooty; Dayna Frank, First Avenue & the 7th St. Entry; Steve King, Landscape Structures, and; Riff Yeager, ERM (Environmental Resources Management). The new.....

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Inspiring dedications among the $5,721raised on GTMD15 – thank you!

November 13, 2015 by Janette Law

On Give the Max Day (GTMD15), November 12, 2015, we invited Minnesotans to celebrate all that Minneapolis Parks has to offer. And they sure did! Forty-five donors contributed $5,721.20 – blowing past our goal of $3,000 by 43%. Thank You! Two donors made their GTMD15 gifts with inspiring dedications. Janelle N. said she gave “[b]ecause.....

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#TBT – Despite heavy rain, Sunrise on the Mississippi was a hit

October 15, 2015 by Jennifer Downham

Thank you to all 242 hardy Minnesotans who made it out to Boom Island at 7am, Thursday, September 17, for our first annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast benefit. It’s hard to recall, but it was a stormy morning. Yet even as the sun rose behind the clouds, the many who gathered brought great light.....

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Get in on “Design Week,” Oct. 19-23, 2015

October 13, 2015 by Janette Law

Our friends at the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the City of Minneapolis are hosting “Design Week,” October 19-23, 2015. Design Week is part of the planning process for the agencies’ joint Pathways to Places initiative. Two public events are planned for next week, through which you can help shape “future park and recreation.....

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How can Minneapolis Parks “close the gap”? Find out at a free public event, Sept. 29, 6pm

September 25, 2015 by Janette Law

Next week, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is hosting an all-star Closing the Gap: Insider Insights for Park Funding event. Local architecture critic and former StarTribune reporter, Linda Mack, will moderate a panel of parks experts: Thatcher Bailey, Executive Director, Seattle Parks Foundation Joe Wynns, Former Director, Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Warren Jimenez, Assistant.....

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MPRB adopts Water Works Concept Design

September 23, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE When completed, the expansion of Mill Ruins Park will become an iconic riverfront destination for residents and visitors to Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, September 23, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) approved the concept design for Water Works as part of the Central Riverfront Regional Park. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation.....

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