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Super Bowl MVP: Minneapolis parks and the public realm

February 15, 2018 by Tom Evers

Amidst the hubbub surrounding the Super Bowl and the affiliated festivities of the last month, one MVP shined the brightest: our Most Valued Places – Minneapolis parks and the public realm. From the zip line that stretched across the Mississippi in the Central Riverfront Regional Park, to the Great Northern Festival events at Wirth Park.....

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365 days of love in the parks

February 14, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Here in Minneapolis we are passionate about our parks. It is part of our identity and daily life 365 days a year. There is a great appreciation for them, knowing that around every corner lies amazing possibilities for adventure and moments of inspiration. We choose the parks because they connects us to nature, heal us,.....

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News Release | Sara Barrow, Joseph Gibbons, Pahoua Yang Hoffman, and Pete Thrane join Parks Foundation Board of Directors

January 19, 2018 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation Board of Directors named four new members at its December meeting: Sara Barrow, Xcel Energy; Joseph Gibbons, Boyd, Gibbons & Associates; Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Citizens League; Pete Thrane, Stinson Leonard Street. The Parks Foundation’s new directors will begin three-year terms in January 2018. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation transforms.....

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2018 will bring a bold vision and new collaborations

by Tom Evers

January is the month for fresh beginnings. This is especially true in Minneapolis with a new Mayor, City Council and Park Board of Commissioners poised to move our city forward. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation has never been in a better position to support a bold agenda for our city park system by aligning community vision.....

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2017 Year in Review

by Tom Evers

As we kick off another exciting year, we’re taking a look back at our accomplishments in 2017. With your support, and through collaboration with our partners, we’re focused on transforming human life by aligning philanthropic investment with community vision. Since 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has raised more than $17.8 million for transformative parks. Below.....

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Filled | Job Opportunity: Institutional Giving Manager

December 28, 2017 by Janette Law

Update February 8, 2018: This position is filled. Thank you for your interest! The Minneapolis Parks Foundation seeks a full-time, exempt (salaried) Institutional Giving Manager. Download Job Announcement PDF The Organization The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that believes parks have the power to connect us, heal us, and make us.....

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Five family traditions in Minneapolis parks

by Chee Xiong

Minneapolis parks have become an important part of many family get-togethers during the holiday season. From a stroll after brunch, to snowball fights in large open fields, or sledding down a big hill … winter would not be the same without parks! This month we asked a few Minneapolis Parks Foundation staff and their family.....

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Community Profile: Terry Anderson

December 21, 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 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!.....

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Design Q&A: JXTA apprentices Keanu and Pheng (part 2 of 2)

December 1, 2017 by Janette Law

This is the second post in a two-part series in which we’re excerpting four Q&As from a Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) Environmental Design Studio apprentice-produced “zine” about their summer 2017 experiences. (Read the first post.) We partnered with JXTA on youth community engagement and design around future RiverFirst parks at Upper Harbor Terminal and the Great.....

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News Release | Water Works schematic design and LOI with The Sioux Chef approved

November 30, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Park Board’s actions on Nov. 29 set the stage for the RiverFirst project’s 2018 groundbreaking Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board marked another important milestone in the Water Works riverfront park project yesterday, when the Park Board of Commissioners approved phase 1 schematic design and a Letter.....

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