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Reflections on a Summer of Connections

October 24, 2019 by Tom Evers

This time of year, the beauty of Minneapolis parks changes starkly before our eyes. With red, orange, and yellow colors bursting from the tree canopy under a crisp blue sky, Minneapolitans were beckoned outside these October days to savor our city parks in their splendor. As we transition into fall, it’s appropriate to reflect on.....

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2018 Year in Review

January 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

With 2019 promising to be a year of impact and achievement, we’re taking a look back at the milestones in 2018 that helped us get here. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve raised more than $20 million since 2005 for transformative parks, an accomplishment accelerated in 2018, one of the most successful fundraising.....

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Three ways to unplug and beat the winter blues in Minneapolis Parks

January 14, 2019 by Chee Xiong

The sometimes dark and gloomy days of winter can be physically and mentally taxing. Fortunately, Minneapolis parks offer an array of endless ways to keep us active during the cold months. Here are a few fun ways to make friends with Old Man Winter. A Walk in the Park Take a stroll in the park.....

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2018 will bring a bold vision and new collaborations

January 19, 2018 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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Service and gratitude

November 20, 2017 by Tom Evers

November is a remarkable month bookended by Election Day and Thanksgiving, with Give to the Max Day falling between. The month is truly about service and gratitude. In that spirit, I want to share with you a little of what we are grateful for here at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. As someone who follows our.....

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Water Works helps fulfill the promise to return to the river

June 30, 2017 by Tom Evers

Recently, an architect pointed out to me that no building reaches its authentic potential unless its designer considers both the stories of the land that surrounds it and the people who have moved through it. This is true for parks, too, and a fitting expectation for one of the most complex sites in Minneapolis: Water.....

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Check it out! We helped put 55 new Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis parks

June 29, 2017 by Janette Law

Last week, on June 21, the longest day of the year was also one of the brightest. We celebrated the installation – and fully stocking – of 55 new Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis parks. Thanks to a powerful partnership of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation with Minnesota Public Radio, The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Minneapolis.....

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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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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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