Nationally renowned planner, Maurice Cox, to explore democratic design and citizen planning at free Next Generation of Parks event, Fri. Nov. 4

October 12, 2016 by Janette Law

The Next Generation of Parks™ event features Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams and a presentation by Juxtaposition Arts youth designers Minneapolis, Minn. – You’re invited to join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio for an extraordinary evening featuring one of the foremost leaders of urban re-creation: Maurice Cox.  As Planning Director for the.....

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MPF Member-Volunteers rock First Avenue’s riverfront festivals

October 6, 2016 by Janette Law

More than 60 MPF Member-Volunteers rocked out at two riverfront festivals this summer. Both events were presented by First Avenue and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the work MPF is doing in support of Minneapolis parks. Thank you, volunteers, and thank you, First Ave.! Wilco headlined the first concert, August 20 at Hall’s.....

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Celebrating bridge-building: Two successful days of events featuring Leila Araghian, architect of Tabiat “Nature” Bridge

September 13, 2016 by Janette Law

There are few better ways to start a Thursday morning than watching the sun rise over the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline. That’s exactly what nearly 300 parks supporters did last Thursday, September 8, for the second annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast benefit for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. This first event kicked off.....

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Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series returns Friday, Sept. 9, with designer Leila Araghian, and presented by Minnesota Public Radio

August 29, 2016 by Janette Law

Internationally acclaimed architect Leila Araghian will talk about her award-winning Tabiat “Nature” Bridge with event host Marianne Combs Minnesota Public Radio presents the 2016-2017 season, which also explores the themes of re-creation, water and play through the insights of planner Maurice Cox, designer Mark Johnson and parenting expert Janet Lansbury Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis.....

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JXTA apprentices reflect on first RiverFirst parks & connections tour

July 13, 2016 by Janette Law

On June 29, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) and Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) completed our first “tour de North.” About fifteen youth apprentices in JXTA’s Environmental Design Studio undertook an 8-mile bike ride and 3-mile paddle to better understand existing conditions along the Mississippi River and connections from Northside neighborhoods to it. The tours (a second.....

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Introducing Matt Karl, MPF’s Business & Administration Manager

June 23, 2016 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation recently welcomed Matt Karl in the newly-created position of Business and Administration Manager. Matt is responsible for a wide array of office functions, including accounting, budgeting, technology, board support, and human resources. Matt has had a long career in nonprofit accounting and administration, most recently at the American Craft Council. He.....

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News Release: Design Team of Damon Farber Landscape Architects & HGA Recommended for Water Works Mezzanine Phase

June 10, 2016 by Janette Law

Selection Committee of MPRB, Minneapolis Parks Foundation and community representatives recommends design team to Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board of Commissioners, June 15 Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, June 15, the Board of Commissioners of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) will consider a recommendation to select a design team led by Minneapolis-based Damon.....

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This Sat, June 11: It’s Minne mania and a treasure hunt. Find us at Get Outdoors Day!

June 9, 2016 by Janette Law

MPF is hitting Get Outdoors Day this Saturday, June 11,  at Powderhorn Park, 12 noon to 4pm. This is an awesome free family event co-hosted by some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable outdoor groups in town – Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minnesota DNR, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service and REI......

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News Release: Join us for a summer 2016 “Minne vacation”!

June 6, 2016 by Janette Law

Popular floating sculpture will take off this summer as go-anywhere printable in #MinneVacation social media campaign Minneapolis, Minn. – With the passing of Memorial Day it’s unofficially summer in Minnesota, and like thousands of Minneapolitans, Minne the Lake Creature (named _[ by her creator, Cameron Gainer) is taking a well-deserved holiday. For the first time.....

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New video: Water Works rainwater reuse plan

June 3, 2016 by Janette Law

Our 2015-2016 Research Assistants in Practice have wrapped up their project for us – diagramming and explaining the planned rainwater reuse system at Water Works. The Water Works rainwater reuse plan will divert rainwater from the sewer system and supply the future Water Works site with some 1.4 million gallons of cleansed H2O for multiple.....

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