June 2017

7 inspired places to read in Minneapolis parks

June 30, 2017 by Chee Xiong

In honor of the 55 new Little Free Libraries we helped install in Minneapolis Parks last week, we asked our staff here at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation about their favorite parks in which to read. We’ve compiled a list of seven parks, including beautiful vistas and quiet spots where you can enjoy a book. What’s.....

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Water Works helps fulfill the promise to return to the river

by Tom Evers

Recently, an architect pointed out to me that no building reaches its authentic potential unless its designer considers both the stories of the land that surrounds it and the people who have moved through it. This is true for parks, too, and a fitting expectation for one of the most complex sites in Minneapolis: Water.....

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News Release | Water Works design concept adopted by Minneapolis Park Board

June 29, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Park Board preparing for 2018 construction start on phase 1 of the transformative park project overlooking St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, June 28, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) voted to adopt the Water Works design concept. Water Works is a transformative park.....

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Check it out! We helped put 55 new Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis parks

by Janette Law

Last week, on June 21, the longest day of the year was also one of the brightest. We celebrated the installation – and fully stocking – of 55 new Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis parks. Thanks to a powerful partnership of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation with Minnesota Public Radio, The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Minneapolis.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Adelhaide, Van Cleve Park

June 23, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Stephanie Glaros’ Humans of Minneapolis portraits of park-goers remind us of the many powerful ways that parks can connect us, heal us and make us whole. This summer, her 10-image series is exploring how parks transform human life, as told through each person’s own words and Stephanie’s boldly compassionate lens. Here, we’re reposting Stephanie’s 2017.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Herbert, Marshall Terrace Park

June 17, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Stephanie Glaros’ Humans of Minneapolis portraits of park-goers remind us of the many powerful ways that parks can connect us, heal us and make us whole. This summer, her 10-image series is exploring how parks transform human life, as told through each person’s own words and Stephanie’s boldly compassionate lens. Here, we’re reposting Stephanie’s 2017.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Beliza (with Oveja), Powderhorn Park

June 13, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Stephanie Glaros’ Humans of Minneapolis portraits of park-goers remind us of the many powerful ways that parks can connect us, heal us and make us whole. This summer, her 10-image series is exploring how parks transform human life, as told through each person’s own words and Stephanie’s boldly compassionate lens. Here, we’re reposting Stephanie’s 2017.....

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In 2017, Humans of Minneapolis series explores how parks transform human life

June 12, 2017 by Janette Law

Last year, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation commissioned 15 portraits of parks users from Stephanie Glaros (pictured above), the photojournalist behind Humans of Minneapolis. Taken over the course of the summer and throughout the city, the images and stories Stephanie collected captured our imaginations. Fathers, athletes, dog lovers, hammockers, an archer, a diarist and a bookworm.....

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