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Parks – revealing stories through placemaking

April 25, 2017 by Tom Evers

Minneapolis is a city layered with stories and history – some yet to be uncovered, some being seen in a new light. With new discoveries, we can change how we look at our city and understand our past. For the past 5 years, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board have.....

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Community Profile: John Ressler

April 24, 2017 by Christine Moir

Each month we want to highlight members of our community who are supporting Minneapolis parks through their involvement with the Parks Foundation. We are constantly 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.....

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Next Generation of Parks | Watch Leila Araghian’s September 2016 presentation about the Tabiat Bridge

April 17, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Leila Araghian, Tabiat "Nature" Bridge | A Next Generation of Parks™ event, September 2016 from Minneapolis Parks Foundation on Vimeo. Leila Araghian is the architect of the Tabiat pedestrian bridge in Tehran. Tabiat means “nature” in Persian, and Leila conceived of the structure as more of a place to wonder, wander and gather, than to.....

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Janet Lansbury shares stories of spontaneous play

April 14, 2017 by Janette Law

Our Saturday, May 6, Next Generation of Parks™ speaker on “Celebrating Play” is renowned child-development expert Janet Lansbury, who will talk about embracing kids’ self-directed exploration of the outdoors. We invited Lansbury to share with us some stories of spontaneous play. She sent us the four stories below, telling us, “Trusting our child’s choices brings.....

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News Release | Join us for a community open house to learn about Water Works progress, May 1 or 2, 2017

April 11, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Parks Foundation invite community members to learn about progress on the Water Works project Two community open houses will be held on Monday, May 1, 5:30-8pm, at Mill City Museum, and Tuesday, May 2, 11:30am-1:30pm, at the Water Works site Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation.....

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Join us at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park for the Earth Day Cleanup, April 22

April 4, 2017 by Chee Xiong

This event is free and open to all ages. Bags and gloves will be provided.  Have your own gloves? Bring them! Saturday, April 22 – 9:30 am to noon Minnehaha Falls Park 4801 S. Minnehaha Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55417 (Look for us at Sea Salt building for check-in) The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is excited to.....

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Next Generation of Parks event, Saturday, May 6: “Celebrating Play” with Janet Lansbury

March 30, 2017 by Janette Law

Next Generation of Parks Event Series Continues Janet Lansbury, renowned early childhood development expert, talks about “Celebrating Play” Join us for a special family-friendly, Saturday-in-the-park talk, presented by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, May 6, 3-5pm, Brackett Recreation Center, Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation welcomes early childhood development expert Janet Lansbury for the.....

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Child in the city: Leading and learning from Salzburg to Minneapolis

by Tom Evers

Last week, I was granted a rare opportunity to travel to Salzburg, Austria, to participate in a Global Seminar titled The Child in the City: Health, Parks, and Play. Spending four days in conversation and deliberation with dozens of park and child development professionals from around the world, we developed guidance for an international statement.....

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Community Profile: Heidi Schmidt

March 28, 2017 by Christine Moir

We are adding a new feature to our blog and e-news – interviews with Minneapolis Parks Foundation community members who are sharing stories with other Parks Foundation supporters. We hope you’ll enjoy learning about your fellow park enthusiasts. We also want to hear why you believe in the power of parks to transform human life!.....

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We transform human life through parks

February 22, 2017 by Tom Evers

Parks have the power to connect us, heal us, and make us whole. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation believes in the power of parks to transform human life. Minneapolis is a world-class city because we value city parks as integral to the human experience and we have fostered a legacy of philanthropy since the earliest days......

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