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MPR News’s Paul Huttner to Headline Sunrise on the Mississippi 2019

April 23, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

We are excited to announce Paul Huttner as the featured speaker of our annual Sunrise on the Mississippi September 5th 2019. Huttner has served as a broadcast meteorologist for TV and radio stations for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Meteorologist with MPR News. At MPR, Huttner focuses on the whys of weather.....

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We’re All for Parks (and Parks for All)

by Tom Evers

The Minneapolis park system was born from a plan drafted by renowned Landscape Architect Horace Cleveland. To this day, the original vision he established continues to inform how our city grows, who benefits, and how. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has continued to build on that original vision with new aspirations and expectations for.....

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A Newcomer’s TOP 5 List of Minneapolis Park Activities

April 18, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

Hello park-goers! My name is Madeleine Koski, and I am the newest member of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation team. I couldn’t be more excited to be in Minneapolis and working to uphold and create amazing parks and public spaces for this community. I’m especially excited moving into the spring and summer months to find time.....

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News Release: Join Us for The Parks Prescription Featuring Dr. Robert Zarr – A Next Generation of Parks Event, Tuesday, May 7

April 4, 2019 by Janette Law

Recently featured in Time Magazine and on NBC Nightly News, Dr. Zarr shares his groundbreaking approach to chronic disease management with parents, teachers, caregivers, nature lovers, wellness-seekers, and community health advocates Minneapolis, Minn. – “There’s a paradigm shift in the way we think about parks: Not just as a place to recreate, but literally as.....

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Community Profile: Jasmine Russell

March 18, 2019 by Janette Law

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who make our system incredible through their generosity. Thank you! This month, we’re featuring.....

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean-Up, April 20

by Christine Moir

It’s the most fun you’ll ever have tracking down trash and recovering recyclables! The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is thrilled to again be a host partner for the Annual Earth Day Clean-Up, a community-wide volunteer event hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for 25 years. Join us at Minnehaha Falls to help beautify this.....

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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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