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Next Generation of Parks™ event: Experience designer Mark Johnson’s powerful perspective on waterfront renewal, March 9

February 16, 2017 by Chee Xiong

7:00-8:30pm, Thursday, March 9 Walker Cinema, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis FREE • Tickets available from the Walker beginning 6pm the night of the event Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s timely Next Generation of Parks™ event is presented by Minnesota Public Radio and co-hosted with the Walker The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and the Walker Art Center are co-hosting.....

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Introducing Chee Xiong, Communications and Administration Assistant

February 14, 2017 by Janette Law

We welcome Chee Xiong to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation as our Communications and Administration Assistant. Chee will be the creative force behind our social media and support the administrative team. Chee joined us by way of the Ackerberg Group, U.S. Bank, and Bonicelli Kitchen (as their pasta maker!). He is a passionate story teller and.....

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Parks Foundation supports access to lifetime outdoor recreation

January 20, 2017 by Janette Law

In the 740-acre wooded wonderland in North Minneapolis known as Theodore Wirth Park, a system-changing improvement is underway. In partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, The Loppet Foundation is building The Trailhead, a new year-round facility and trail expansion in Wirth Park that will magnify opportunities for youth and adults to experience outdoor recreation. Giving access to lifetime.....

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2016 in review

January 5, 2017 by Tom Evers

We believe in the power of parks to transform human life. That’s why we continue to focus on the following core strategies that help us create more opportunities to connect people to the natural world and each other. Envisioning and advancing the next generation of parks The Parks Foundation’s leadership of the RiverFirst Capital Campaign.....

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The Parks Foundation receives $40,000 grant from the Pentair Foundation

December 13, 2016 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is pleased to announce that it is a 2016 grant recipient from the Pentair Foundation. The $40,000 grant will support the design and creation of RiverFirst, a series of new interconnected parks and trails along the Mississippi River that incorporate innovative storm water management and filtration systems. The.....

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Alien Invasion - 26th Ave N Pier

Youth designers re-imagine the future of the Minneapolis Riverfront

December 6, 2016 by Janette Law

It’s no surprise that if you asked 10 people what they want in a new park, you would get as many unique responses. Of course, if you want to know what people think, it helps to ask them. That’s what the Minneapolis Parks Foundation set out to do with our 2016 collaboration with the Juxtaposition.....

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Parks Foundation seeks Communications & Administration Assistant

November 30, 2016 by Janette Law

Updated: New application deadline of Sunday, December 18, 2016 Job Announcement: Communications & Administration Assistant Download Job Announcement PDF Overview The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is seeking a Communications & Administrative Assistant. This full-time, hourly position has been recently created because of the Parks Foundation’s continuing success and growth. The position will assist with a variety.....

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Six great places to #OptOutside this Friday

November 22, 2016 by Janette Law

If you’re thinking about getting in on the #OptOutside campaign, brought to you by outdoor retail cooperative REI, we have some ideas for you. Close to home and doable for a range of abilities, these six Minneapolis parks locations all make a great-outdoors alternative to standing in line this “Black Friday.” Enjoy! FARVIEW PARK Recommended.....

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Nationally renowned planner, Maurice Cox, to explore democratic design and citizen planning at free Next Generation of Parks event, Fri. Nov. 4

October 12, 2016 by Janette Law

The Next Generation of Parks™ event features Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams and a presentation by Juxtaposition Arts youth designers Minneapolis, Minn. – You’re invited to join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio for an extraordinary evening featuring one of the foremost leaders of urban re-creation: Maurice Cox.  As Planning Director for the.....

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MPF Member-Volunteers rock First Avenue’s riverfront festivals

October 6, 2016 by Janette Law

More than 60 MPF Member-Volunteers rocked out at two riverfront festivals this summer. Both events were presented by First Avenue and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the work MPF is doing in support of Minneapolis parks. Thank you, volunteers, and thank you, First Ave.! Wilco headlined the first concert, August 20 at Hall’s.....

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