2019

Creating Welcoming Spaces for All

March 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

Nine years ago, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation launched two initiatives that have come to define the organization: The RiverFirst Initiative and the Next Generation of Parks event series. Both of these efforts have expanded the shared understanding of how parks serve Minneapolis and helped reimagine how parks will shape our future. With attention to the.....

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News Release: Nima Ahmadi, Martha Gabbert, Jasmine Russell, Heidi Schmidt Join Board of Directors

February 13, 2019 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced that its Board of Directors named four new members: Nima Ahmadi, Cardiovascular Systems; Martha Gabbert, community leader; Jasmine Russell, Monicat Data; and Heidi Schmidt, NTH. The new directors started three-year terms at the Parks Foundation’s February meeting. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent donor-supported non-profit.....

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Looking Ahead Through a Clear Lens

February 12, 2019 by Tom Evers

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s mission is simple: we transform lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment with community vision. In 2018, we delivered on this promise in myriad ways and with the financial support of our community of donors. Thank you.  Looking ahead to the next three years requires adjusting to a.....

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News Release: Minneapolis Parks Foundation Hires Paul Bauknight as first Project Implementation Director

February 5, 2019 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced that Paul Bauknight has joined the organization as Project Implementation Director, a new position. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent donor-supported non-profit that helps envision and deliver transformative parks and public spaces by working closely with public partners and in collaboration with the community. As.....

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5 Films (and 1 TV Show) Shot in Minneapolis Parks

February 4, 2019 by Chee Xiong

This month we tapped our friend, Stephanie Curtis, co-host of Minnesota Public Radio’s the Cube Critics to share a few movies filmed in Minneapolis parks. To our surprise, there are quite a few flicks which includes scenes shot in our city’s green jewels! This list is by no means exhaustible but here are a few.....

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News Release: The High Line’s Robert Hammond Returns to Minneapolis for the Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series, March 21, 2019, 7pm at the Walker Art Center

February 1, 2019 by Janette Law

Nearing its 10-year anniversary and on the verge of opening its last “Spur,” the High Line has much to teach us about great design and equitable community development Minneapolis, Minn. – Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the High Line, returns to Minneapolis on Thursday, March 21, 2019, for the Minneapolis.....

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Position Opening: Fundraising Communications Assistant

January 28, 2019 by Janette Law

Download Job Description Updated February 21, 2019: Applications now being accepted through March 4, 2019 OVERVIEW The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is seeking a Fundraising Communications Assistant. This full-time, hourly position will assist with a variety of duties, providing support to our Development Team, the Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships, the Executive Director & Board.....

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“A Whole Squad of Smashing”: River Link Design Team Connects With JXTA

January 17, 2019 by Janette Law

“There’s access to the Mississippi River – just not in North Minneapolis. We want this park for our community,” said Lanijah, a Juxtaposition Arts apprentice in the Environmental Design program. This winter, Lanijah and about 10 of her peers were gathered at JXTA’s North Minneapolis “annex” studio for a design charrette about the Great Northern.....

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2018 Year in Review

January 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

With 2019 promising to be a year of impact and achievement, we’re taking a look back at the milestones in 2018 that helped us get here. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve raised more than $20 million since 2005 for transformative parks, an accomplishment accelerated in 2018, one of the most successful fundraising.....

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Three ways to unplug and beat the winter blues in Minneapolis Parks

January 14, 2019 by Chee Xiong

The sometimes dark and gloomy days of winter can be physically and mentally taxing. Fortunately, Minneapolis parks offer an array of endless ways to keep us active during the cold months. Here are a few fun ways to make friends with Old Man Winter. A Walk in the Park Take a stroll in the park.....

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