Community Partners

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Our partners throughout Minneapolis strengthen our work and add community value across a multi-faceted landscape.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is an independent, semi-autonomous body responsible for the Minneapolis park system. With 251 park properties totaling 6,790 acres of land and water, the Park Board provides places and recreation opportunities for all people to gather and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community and the environment. Its Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, neighborhood parks, recreation centers and diversified programming have made the park system an important component of what makes Minneapolis a great place to live, play and work.  More than 21 million annual visits are made to the nationally acclaimed park system, which was named the number one park system in the nation in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 by The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® Index.

Additional Agency Partners

City of Minneapolis
Hennepin County
University of Minnesota College of Design
National Park Service

Nonprofit Partners

Friends of the Lock and Damn
Friends of the Mississippi River
Green Minneapolis
Juxtaposition Arts
The Loppet Foundation
Mill City Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mississippi Park Connection
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
MPR News
North Star Community Rowing
Pillsbury United
Walker Art Center
Wilderness Inquiry

We try our best to keep this list as comprehensive as possible. Please let us know if your organization has worked with us in the past, and you feel you should be added to this list by contacting Madeleine Koski at mkoski@mplsparksfoundation.org Thank You!

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