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What Truly Makes Minneapolis Parks World Class?

June 20, 2019 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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MPR News’s Paul Huttner to Headline Sunrise on the Mississippi 2019

April 23, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

We are excited to announce Paul Huttner as the featured speaker of our annual Sunrise on the Mississippi September 5th 2019. Huttner has served as a broadcast meteorologist for TV and radio stations for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Meteorologist with MPR News. At MPR, Huttner focuses on the whys of weather.....

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We’re All for Parks (and Parks for All)

by Tom Evers

The Minneapolis park system was born from a plan drafted by renowned Landscape Architect Horace Cleveland. To this day, the original vision he established continues to inform how our city grows, who benefits, and how. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has continued to build on that original vision with new aspirations and expectations for.....

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A Newcomer’s TOP 5 List of Minneapolis Park Activities

April 18, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

Hello park-goers! My name is Madeleine Koski, and I am the newest member of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation team. I couldn’t be more excited to be in Minneapolis and working to uphold and create amazing parks and public spaces for this community. I’m especially excited moving into the spring and summer months to find time.....

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News Release: Join Us for The Parks Prescription Featuring Dr. Robert Zarr – A Next Generation of Parks Event, Tuesday, May 7

April 4, 2019 by Janette Law

Recently featured in Time Magazine and on NBC Nightly News, Dr. Zarr shares his groundbreaking approach to chronic disease management with parents, teachers, caregivers, nature lovers, wellness-seekers, and community health advocates Minneapolis, Minn. – “There’s a paradigm shift in the way we think about parks: Not just as a place to recreate, but literally as.....

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Community Profile: Jasmine Russell

March 18, 2019 by Janette Law

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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