February 2016

Historian David Smith on the past, present and future of Minneapolis parks

February 22, 2016 by Janette Law

If you’re a fan of Minneapolis parks you’ve almost certainly heard of David Smith, the man who literally wrote the book on our storied park system and now maintains a prolific blog on the same topic. We invited David to tell us a little more about himself and what makes our parks so remarkable. When.....

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Minnesota Twins Community Fund Grant Supports RiverFirst Youth Engagement

February 9, 2016 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE MPF will collaborate with Juxtaposition Arts on visioning and designing community connections to the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) received a $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund to bring fresh ideas, a new approach, and younger voices to the design and development of RiverFirst. A portion.....

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Water Works Model in Progress

February 8, 2016 by Janette Law

Christopher Tallman, Jonathan Fillmore and Kelly Watters are making progress on the model of the innovative plan for rainwater infiltration and reuse at the Water Works site. Chris, Jonathan, and Kelly are all graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Landscape Architecture program. They are also our Research Assistants in Practice working under.....

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MPF welcomes Meg Forney & Christine Moir

by Janette Law

We’re happy to welcome two new colleagues to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. In January, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board appointed Meg Forney as one of its two ex officio members of our Board of Directors. Meg is a Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner-At Large and will be serving a one-year term with MPF. Superintendent Jayne.....

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