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In 2017, Humans of Minneapolis series explores how parks transform human life

June 20, 2017 by Janette Law

Last year, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation commissioned 15 portraits of parks users from Stephanie Glaros (pictured above), the photojournalist behind Humans of Minneapolis. Taken over the course of the summer and throughout the city, the images and stories Stephanie collected captured our imaginations. Fathers, athletes, dog lovers, hammockers, an archer, a diarist and a bookworm.....

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Humans of Minneapolis: Herbert, Marshall Terrace Park

June 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: Beliza (with Oveja), Powderhorn Park

June 13, 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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Summer forecast: New connections and fresh perspectives

May 30, 2017 by Tom Evers

In summer, the Minneapolis park system provides ample activities for youth, including sports leagues, summer camps, and places to gather and meet friends. For teens, parks also provide rewarding job opportunities as life guards, camp staff and “Green Team” landscape crews. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is adding to that mix of opportunities – through experience.....

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High Five! Minneapolis Parks named best in the nation for the fifth time

May 24, 2017 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was named today the nation’s top park system, for the fifth consecutive year. The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® index ranks the 100 largest cities for access to parks and greenspace, as well as amenities like playgrounds and basketball courts, and funding invested per capita. St. Paul, San Francisco,.....

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John & Rickie Ressler

Community Profile: Rickie Ressler

May 23, 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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Join us on National Get Outdoors Day at Powderhorn Park, June 10

May 18, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Get outside, be active, and join us at Powderhorn Park as we celebrate the many wonders of the great outdoors! Get Outdoors Day provides an opportunity for children of all ages and backgrounds to discover fun recreational activities. Access to nature, green space, and outdoor recreation inspires young park users to live active, healthy lifestyles......

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The PopUp Dinner returns, Saturday, August 12! Tickets now available.

May 16, 2017 by Janette Law

After a hiatus in 2016, the PopUp Dinner Twin Cities will be back and more artful than ever, Saturday, August 12, 2017. Tickets are now available for the summer’s most anticipated picnic under the stars – a dinner in white, at a secret Minneapolis park location, with delightful ambiance and musical entertainment. Pre-sale tickets are.....

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Help us “Book It to the Parks,” June 21, celebrating Little Free Libraries at all Minneapolis recreation centers

May 15, 2017 by Janette Law

Over the last few weeks, tiny “houses” have been quietly popping up at recreation centers throughout Minneapolis. Small as they are, these 50+ little buildings will hold entire worlds. They’re Little Free Libraries, and thanks to a joint effort of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and our partners, every recreation and community center in the Minneapolis.....

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Parks Foundation and Park Board seek community input on evolved Water Works design concept

May 2, 2017 by Janette Law

New design proposal advances Water Works as a place for storytelling, embeds park pavilion in mill ruins and emphasizes green- and playspace Minneapolis, Minn. – On Monday, May 1, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation presented to the public an evolved concept for Water Works at the first of two.....

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