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Strength in Numbers

April 19, 2018 by Tom Evers

Because the Minneapolis Riverfront is a statewide asset, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is playing a more active role in supporting the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s requests for state bond funding for Minneapolis parks this legislative session. Though we support all elements of the Park Board’s efforts at the capital, we’re primarily focused on supporting.....

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Artfully Connected | Get Started with the Art Lending Library, April 27, at North Commons Park

April 16, 2018 by Janette Law

One of the aspects of Minneapolis parks that we cherish is the way they bring community together in our public spaces – natural areas, playgrounds and ballfields, and recreation centers, where community organizations like the Minneapolis Art Lending Library find a welcome place to make connections between artists and art lovers. In December 2017, the.....

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Community Profile: Kelly Ptacek

April 13, 2018 by Christine Moir

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting Minneapolis parks through their involvement with the Parks Foundation. We are 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.....

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Creating Connections with Lily Yeh

April 12, 2018 by Chee Xiong

On March 21st, 30 local artists, community builders, and placemakers gathered for Creating Connections, a workshop at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with Philadelphia-based artist, activist, and placemaker Lily Yeh. Yeh was visiting Minneapolis for our Next Generation of Parks Event Series. Together, participants experienced Yeh’s art-making process, which involves providing a democratic.....

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Three unique spring physical activities in Minneapolis parks

April 6, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Spring is a time when people renew their health commitments, and Minneapolis parks is where many turn to. With a vast network of trails and recreation centers across the city, access to physical activities couldn’t be any easier. This month, we bring you three fun and unique opportunities in the parks, to get your heart.....

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POSTPONED until May 12, Join us for Earth Day Clean Up in Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

March 27, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Spend a day in the park for Earth Day and help us beautify Minnehaha Falls Regional Park! 🌳 Saturday, May 12 – 9:30 am to noon (new date!) Minnehaha Falls Regional Park 4801 S. Minnehaha Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55417 (Look for us at Sea Salt building for check-in) For the second year, the Minneapolis Parks.....

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Next Generation of Parks spring events connect aspiration and inspiration

March 20, 2018 by Tom Evers

Good ideas implemented well will change how we see the world around us. The best ideas also act as a multiplier when shared. This is the theory behind the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series. For the better part of this decade, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has hosted an event series that.....

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5 women with lasting legacies in Minneapolis Parks

March 16, 2018 by Janette Law

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate five women with lasting legacies in Minneapolis Parks. Among them is Mary Merrill, who is taking a hiatus from retirement to serve as Interim Superintendent in 2018. Maude Armatage “A school, a park and a neighborhood were all named after her, but few know her history,” begins.....

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Part Mona Lisa, part dinosaur, all heart – Minne the Lake Creature captivated Minneapolis

March 15, 2018 by Janette Law

Just over eight years ago, the launch of a unique public art experience touched the lives of countless people in Minneapolis parks – the charming sculpture officially titled “ _[  ” and also known affectionately as Minne the Lake Creature. Minne was a magical addition to people’s experience of the Minneapolis park system and our.....

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#MIAStories interviewed Lily Yeh on the transformative power of art

March 14, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Ahead of our Next Generation of Parks event with Lily Yeh, Minneapolis Institute of Art’s editor Tim Gihring interviewed Yeh in their latest post from #MIAStories. Next Generation of Parks is co-presented by Minnesota Public Radio and co-producer by MIA and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. You’re invited to join us for Next.....

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