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NEWS RELEASE | “The Nature Fix” Author Florence Williams Launches 2018-2019 Next Generation of Parks Event Series

October 4, 2018 by Janette Law

New Season Begins Thursday, November 15, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Presented by Minnesota Public Radio Events continue in 2019 with The High Line’s Robert Hammond, on March 21, and Dr. Robert Zarr, founder of Park RX America, on May 7 Minneapolis, Minn. – “Walk into a forest and within five minutes your body.....

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NEWS RELEASE | MPRB to Vote on Recommended Design Team for 26th Ave N Overlook/Great Northern Greenway River Link

October 1, 2018 by Janette Law

Update: At its Oct. 3 meeting, the Minneapolis Park Board approved the design team selection and work will begin this month. $1 Million Upper Riverfront park project will be funded through the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s RiverFirst Capital Campaign Once confirmed, an interdisciplinary design team led by TEN x TEN Landscape Architecture and 4RM+ULA Architecture will.....

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Making Progress on Water Works

September 28, 2018 by Tom Evers

Last night, community members gathered at Mill City Museum to see the refined Water Works park design. If you’ve been by the Water Works site recently, it’s evident that progress is being made to prepare the land and mill remnants for the next phase – construction. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Parks Foundation,.....

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Walk and Talks Created a Fresh Experience of Minneapolis Parks

September 18, 2018 by Tom Evers

With Summer receding into wonderful fall weather, we hosted our final 2018 Walk and Talk park tour – a hike along the Winchell Trail in the Mississippi River Gorge. Studies continually show that people are more likely to return to parks and public spaces if they are provided a curated experience through that space or.....

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Three Minneapolis parks to enjoy your #hammocklife

September 11, 2018 by Chee Xiong

[Update] Since we first published this post, community members wrote to us and voiced their concerns about tree care and hammocking behaviors. Like them (and you!), we love and value the trees in Minneapolis, so we added a good practices section below with additional resources, to help ensure and protect the natural resources. Hammocks are.....

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Co-Creating the Future: Lynn Ross, Sunrise on the Mississippi Keynote Speaker, on Reimagining the Civic Commons

August 17, 2018 by Tom Evers

Every year, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation brings an inspiring leader to town to be our keynote speaker at our annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast. This year, we’re proud to host Lynn Ross, a lauded urban planner working to transform cities by reimagining how our city design can heal communities together. I first met Lynn.....

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4 photogenic Minneapolis parks for your senior photo

August 15, 2018 by Chee Xiong

The class of 2019 is entering their last year of high school. You can capture this special moment for a senior in one of our gorgeous Minneapolis parks. From woodsy areas with dappled lighting to the shining Chain of Lakes, there are well over 6,000+ acres of parkland and water that can make a personal.....

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Donors Say Yes

July 20, 2018 by Tom Evers

This month, Minneapolis has added two beautiful additions to our already incredible park system: The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park and the Cedar Lake South Beach bathhouse. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation supported both projects. For The Trailhead, the Parks Foundation contributed to the capital campaign and helped secure gap financing. In the case of Cedar.....

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Meet Will Metcalf, 2018 Research Assistant in Practice

July 6, 2018 by Janette Law

For the last five years or so, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has gratefully accepted a Research Assistant in Practice (RA) from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Landscape Architecture. Through this program, graduate students get in-depth work-learning experience and the Parks Foundation benefits from the students’ design skills and fresh thinking. Over the years, the.....

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Three bee poems to sweeten your week

June 19, 2018 by Janette Law

In honor of National Pollinator Week and our July Creekside Pollinator Tour, this month we’ve gathered three sweet musings about bees. While you can see bees – and other pollinators! – throughout Minneapolis parks, you’ll certainly get a good deal of buzz in Longfellow Gardens, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, and the Lyndale Park Rose Garden......

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