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Water Works Construction is Under Way!

July 29, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

We’re thrilled to announce that major construction is under way at Water Works, thanks to the generosity of donors to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation RiverFirst Capital Campaign, who’ve contributed more than $16.7 million of the $18 million goal. THANK YOU! (If you haven’t yet supported this effort, your contribution will be matched by making a.....

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How to Become a Part of Something Transformational and Enduring

July 17, 2019 by Tom Evers

“Unquestionably the Mississippi River should be preserved for the use and enjoyment of all our people and for those of the coming generations.”Theodore Wirth It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to contribute to a legacy on par with the world-class Minneapolis park system. But that’s exactly what we’re inviting you to do.....

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5 Out-of-the-Ordinary Sports to Try This Summer

July 15, 2019 by Matt Karl

When you hear the phrase “sports in the parks,” what comes to mind? Chances are you’ll think of softball, volleyball, basketball, or maybe soccer or tennis. But there are other options, and summer is a great time to try something new. Here are five out-of-the-ordinary sports that can be done in Minneapolis city parks. #1.....

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Community Profile: Camille Burke

June 25, 2019 by Christine Moir

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re 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! This month we’re featuring.....

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10 Reasons to Celebrate the RiverFirst Campaign

June 20, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

With the launch of the RiverFirst Campaign this week, it is only fitting to write a listicle on the many amazing reasons to celebrate this landmark Campaign and why we hope YOU will consider supporting this vision with a donation. The RiverFirst Campaign is supporting two main projects: An overlook connecting the Great Northern Greenway/26th.....

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What Truly Makes Minneapolis Parks World Class?

by Tom Evers

Last month the Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced that after six consecutive years at the top of its ParkScore list, Minneapolis’s rank among city park systems nationwide was adjusted downward to third place. The national conservation organization released its annual ranking of city parkland and amenities and placed Washington D.C. and St. Paul higher.....

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News Release | Overlook Design Will Open North Minneapolis to the River Through a Dynamic New Park Feature; $250,000 Matching Grant Kicks off Public Phase of RiverFirst Capital Campaign

June 18, 2019 by Janette Law

Great Northern Greenway Overlook Design Will Open North Minneapolis to the River Through a Dynamic New RiverFirst Park Feature Minneapolis Parks Foundation invites the community to help support riverfront parks with a generous matching grant from the Schulze Family Foundation Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board shared.....

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Our Summer Events Will Create Connections

May 17, 2019 by Tom Evers

This month we are launching the second season of our Minneapolis Parks Walk & Talks – a series of curated strolls through different parks in Minneapolis with people who know about the intersection of stories, nature, and public space. Over the summer, we are offering several unique walks as a way to build stronger ties.....

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It’s a GO! Join us Friday, June 7, 4-8pm for Get Outdoors Day

May 13, 2019 by Janette Law

Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) is an everyone-is-welcome free festival that introduces kids and families to exciting ways they can enjoy the great outdoors. This year’s event is 4:00-8:00pm, Friday, June 7, at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. Festivities happen – rain or shine – south of Powderhorn Lake near the recreation center at 3400 15th.....

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6 Railways in Minneapolis Parks: A Second Life

May 10, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

The urban expansion and development seen throughout our city shines brightly today. However, Minneapolis maintains a lingering ghost from the industrial past: an intricate framework of railroads, left behind from the mining, logging, and agricultural successes once only championed by the momentum of a locomotive engine. Though their use to transport grain and iron ore.....

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