Thank You

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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Vroom, vroom! Lupient Auto raises $35,000 for parks

May 13, 2016 by Christine Moir

A huge thanks to Lupient Automotive Group for throwing a successful fundraiser last Thursday, May 12, that raised over $35,000 for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board! We are overwhelmed by the generosity and grateful for the support! Part of Lupient’s showroom was cleared, tables were set out filled with checkered.....

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Inspiring dedications among the $5,721raised on GTMD15 – thank you!

November 13, 2015 by Janette Law

On Give the Max Day (GTMD15), November 12, 2015, we invited Minnesotans to celebrate all that Minneapolis Parks has to offer. And they sure did! Forty-five donors contributed $5,721.20 – blowing past our goal of $3,000 by 43%. Thank You! Two donors made their GTMD15 gifts with inspiring dedications. Janelle N. said she gave “[b]ecause.....

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#TBT – Despite heavy rain, Sunrise on the Mississippi was a hit

October 15, 2015 by Jennifer Downham

Thank you to all 242 hardy Minnesotans who made it out to Boom Island at 7am, Thursday, September 17, for our first annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast benefit. It’s hard to recall, but it was a stormy morning. Yet even as the sun rose behind the clouds, the many who gathered brought great light.....

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Minne Update: Safe and sound, in need of repair

July 24, 2015 by Janette Law

_[ (Minne the Lake Creature) is doing well. Like you, we were deeply concerned about the condition of the sculpture after learning about how she was being treated during her short stay in Lake Calhoun. (Read the press release.) We removed Minne from the situation as soon as we could. We know that Minne‘s departure.....

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Team Pentair Day with Brian Dozier

July 21, 2015 by Kayann Comeaux

On Thursday, July 9, it was a beautiful day in Minneapolis’ backyard when the buses pulled up to Mill City Museum with over 80 Pentair employees from four different sites, all coming together to serve a unified purpose. The morning was dedicated to cleaning the Mississippi riverfront at Mill Ruins Park in preparation for new.....

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Barbara Lupient and the Lupient Family make $100,000 gift for future NE Rec Center

May 7, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Minneapolis Parks Foundation announces $100,000 gift from the Lupient Family to the Future Northeast Athletic Field Recreation Center Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, May 6, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced to the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board that Barbara Lupient and the Lupient Family have made a $100,000 contribution towards the construction of.....

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And the winner is …. !

January 23, 2015 by Janette Law

Big congratulations and warm thanks to Mark R., Gophers ticket winner and MPF sustaining Member-Donor! We couldn’t be happier for his sustaining support and he couldn’t be happier to win the tickets: “Go Gophers! Ski U Mah and Go Minneapolis Parks!” Mark told us. “Gopher Hockey is my most favorite team and I’ve never been.....

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Pausing, but not standing still

May 5, 2014 by Peg Birk

Hello Friends – It’s been a productive eight weeks since I came to the Parks Foundation as Interim Executive Director. During this time, the Executive Committee asked that we focus on maintaining organizational stability, the search for our new Executive Director, and moving our Water Works project forward. I wanted to share an update with.....

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