September 2015

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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New RiverFirst film debuts at Sunrise on the Mississippi

September 17, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is proud to announce the release of RiverFirst: Vision, the first in a new series of films about the RiverFirst initiative and RiverFirst signature projects. The film was produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, with funding from the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The filmmakers are Spirit of Space,.....

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Old Cottonwoods stand tall in Water Works tree grove

September 1, 2015 by Janette Law

It’s been proven the world over that nature will fill-in cityscapes that humans have abandoned. Such an evolution is playing out on the Water Works site, where a grove of volunteer trees has overtaken a man-made slope that tumbles from First Street to West River Parkway. This grove is about a block long and some.....

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