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2018’s Success Means We’ll Do Even More in 2019

December 12, 2018 by Tom Evers

It’s natural this time of year to reflect on the previous 12 months and set aims for the next. When future generations look back at the history of Minneapolis parks, 2018 will likely be seen as a pivotal year for our system. Most recently, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation celebrated Bank of America’s decision to contribute.....

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IRA Charitable Distributions – A Great Way to Give

December 10, 2018 by Christine Moir

It’s that time of year again when many are thinking about ways to give to favorite charitable organizations. For donors who are 70 1/2 or older, a great way to give is by directing your IRA distribution to a non-profit like the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The IRA qualified charitable distribution is becoming a popular way.....

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5 Remnants of the Past Still Visible in Minneapolis Parks

December 7, 2018 by Matt Karl

They say the only constant is change. And if this adage is true, then city parks are no exception. Over the years, parkland is graded and re-graded, new buildings go up and the old ones come down, and park amenities once considered cutting-edge eventually grow obsolete and are removed or abandoned. Despite the momentum of.....

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Position Opening: Project Implementation Director

December 4, 2018 by Janette Law

Download Job Announcement PDF Founded in 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. As a thought leader, catalyst, and fundraiser, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is uniquely positioned to bring visionary leadership, philanthropic investment, collaboration, and.....

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Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Bank of America Announce $1 Million Investment in the RiverFirst Campaign

November 28, 2018 by Janette Law

Catalytic Contribution Brings the Campaign for Transformative Riverfront Parks, Including Water Works and the Great Northern Greenway River Link, to Within $600,000 Needed to Break Ground Minneapolis, Minn. – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded the Minneapolis Parks Foundation a $1 million Anchor grant for its RiverFirst Capital Campaign to catalyze new park and.....

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Building Parks That Bring Us Together

November 8, 2018 by Tom Evers

This week, Minneapolitans – and Americans across the country – went to the polls and exercised one of our most sacred rights. Here in Minneapolis, 34 polling stations were located in recreation centers and other Minneapolis Parks facilities, underscoring once again how integral parks are to our civic life. Like schools and museums, parks are.....

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Great Northern Greenway River Link: Check out draft designs on Nov. 14

November 7, 2018 by Janette Law

Stop by the open house event anytime from 6 to 8pm Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on November 14 to check out draft designs for the Great Northern Greenway River Link, a RiverFirst signature project also known as the 26th Ave N Overlook. When Wednesday, November 14, 6pm to 8pm – drop-in to.....

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Soundscapes from three Minneapolis parks

by Chee Xiong

Walk to your closest park and close your eyes … what do you hear? The Minneapolis Park System comprises 6,809 aces of parkland and water, located in our large metropolis. It is never truly quiet. Each park buzzes with a unique soundscape, no matter how big or small. You might hear the laughter of children.....

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Three parks to see fall foliage

October 17, 2018 by Chee Xiong

There is an advantage to living in a city built around parks, we get to experience the fullness of all four seasons. Fall colors are at their peak, with limited time to immerse yourself in this most wonderful and fleeting moment in the Minneapolis park system. Don’t wait, get out there and enjoy the diversity.....

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Summer Community Engagement with Juxtaposition Arts

by Chee Xiong

For three consecutive summer the Minneapolis Parks Foundation partnered with Juxtaposition Arts’ Environmental Design Studio, to reimagine the Upper Mississippi Riverfront. Apprentices from the studio led multiple community-based engagements for two RiverFirst projects, Great Northern Greenway River Link along 26th Avenue North and the Upper Harbor Terminal. North Minneapolis youth from Project Sweetie Pie, Urban.....

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