August 2017

Redefining the gold standard

August 29, 2017 by Tom Evers

This August, 1,000 parks and nonprofit professionals from around the nation and world converged on Minneapolis and Saint Paul for Greater & Greener, a five-day international conference focused on city park systems and the innovations that make them thrive. With warm, sunny weather providing a perfect backdrop to our parks, visitors saw first-hand why Minneapolis.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Ahmed, Currie Park

August 28, 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: Iliah at Bryant Square Park

August 24, 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: ShaultBody at Perkins Hill Park

August 21, 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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News Release | Work begins in August to unlock mill remnants featured in Water Works

August 10, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Archaeological exploration to locate and assess buried Bassett, Columbia and Occidental Mill walls begins in August; careful deconstruction of former Fuji-Ya building begins in September Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced the start of new archaeological work in preparation for construction of Water Works, a.....

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Four places to chill out in Minneapolis

August 8, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Parks and pools are great places to seek refuge from the summer heat. In Minneapolis, we have an abundance of green space lined with trees, not to mention swimming lakes and even some air-conditioned recreation centers to escape the hot weather in. If you are feeling the heat, here are four recommendations to keep your.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Kaveen, Bohanon Park

August 7, 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 series. View.....

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RiverFirst Interim Land Use Strategy Presentation

August 2, 2017 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is actively assembling Upper Riverfront properties that will, in time, become part of the RiverFirst network of parks and trails. Until then, this patchwork of properties may have continuing commercial uses or are otherwise not ready for park development. That’s where, in 2015-2016, our Research Assistants in Practice (RA).....

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