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News Release | Work begins in August to unlock mill remnants featured in Water Works

August 10, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Archaeological exploration to locate and assess buried Bassett, Columbia and Occidental Mill walls begins in August; careful deconstruction of former Fuji-Ya building begins in September Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced the start of new archaeological work in preparation for construction of Water Works, a.....

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Four places to chill out in Minneapolis

August 8, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Parks and pools are great places to seek refuge from the summer heat. In Minneapolis, we have an abundance of green space lined with trees, not to mention swimming lakes and even some air-conditioned recreation centers to escape the hot weather in. If you are feeling the heat, here are four recommendations to keep your.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Kaveen, Bohanon Park

August 7, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Stephanie Glaros’ Humans of Minneapolis portraits of park-goers remind us of the many powerful ways that parks can connect us, heal us and make us whole. This summer, her 10-image series is exploring how parks transform human life, as told through each person’s own words and Stephanie’s boldly compassionate lens. Here, we’re reposting Stephanie’s 2017 series. View.....

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RiverFirst Interim Land Use Strategy Presentation

August 2, 2017 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is actively assembling Upper Riverfront properties that will, in time, become part of the RiverFirst network of parks and trails. Until then, this patchwork of properties may have continuing commercial uses or are otherwise not ready for park development. That’s where, in 2015-2016, our Research Assistants in Practice (RA).....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Nicole, First Bridge Park

July 28, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Stephanie Glaros’ Humans of Minneapolis portraits of park-goers remind us of the many powerful ways that parks can connect us, heal us and make us whole. This summer, her 10-image series is exploring how parks transform human life, as told through each person’s own words and Stephanie’s boldly compassionate lens. Here, we’re reposting Stephanie’s 2017.....

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Fresh Forward

July 26, 2017 by Janette Law

In 2016, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation affirmed a new mission that better reflects our work – to transform human life through parks and public space by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. Now things are starting to look a little different around here. This month, we’re debuting our new logo, which builds on our mission,.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Shannon, Folwell Park

July 17, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Stephanie Glaros’ Humans of Minneapolis portraits of park-goers remind us of the many powerful ways that parks can connect us, heal us and make us whole. This summer, her 10-image series is exploring how parks transform human life, as told through each person’s own words and Stephanie’s boldly compassionate lens. Here, we’re reposting Stephanie’s 2017.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Levon, Longfellow Park

July 7, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Stephanie Glaros’ Humans of Minneapolis portraits of park-goers remind us of the many powerful ways that parks can connect us, heal us and make us whole. This summer, her 10-image series is exploring how parks transform human life, as told through each person’s own words and Stephanie’s boldly compassionate lens. Here, we’re reposting Stephanie’s 2017.....

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7 inspired places to read in Minneapolis parks

June 30, 2017 by Chee Xiong

In honor of the 55 new Little Free Libraries we helped install in Minneapolis Parks last week, we asked our staff here at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation about their favorite parks in which to read. We’ve compiled a list of seven parks, including beautiful vistas and quiet spots where you can enjoy a book. What’s.....

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Water Works helps fulfill the promise to return to the river

by Tom Evers

Recently, an architect pointed out to me that no building reaches its authentic potential unless its designer considers both the stories of the land that surrounds it and the people who have moved through it. This is true for parks, too, and a fitting expectation for one of the most complex sites in Minneapolis: Water.....

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