Events

Come Kid Around With Us at Get Outdoors Day, June 8, at Powderhorn Park!

June 5, 2018 by Janette Law

Geared for children ages 4-14 and their families, this year’s Twin Cities Get Outdoors Day activities include archery, camping, canoeing, climbing wall, craft booths, fishing, fly-tying, tree planting, water safety, Zumba, and so much more. Join us at Powderhorn Park for a great evening of family fun! New to GO Day this year is goat.....

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Artfully Connected | Get Started with the Art Lending Library, April 27, at North Commons Park

April 16, 2018 by Janette Law

One of the aspects of Minneapolis parks that we cherish is the way they bring community together in our public spaces – natural areas, playgrounds and ballfields, and recreation centers, where community organizations like the Minneapolis Art Lending Library find a welcome place to make connections between artists and art lovers. In December 2017, the.....

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May 12, Join us for Earth Day Clean Up in Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

March 27, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Spend a day in the park for Earth Day and help us beautify Minnehaha Falls Regional Park! 🌳 Saturday, May 12 – 9:30 am to noon (new date!) Minnehaha Falls Regional Park 4801 S. Minnehaha Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55417 (Look for us at Sea Salt building for check-in) For the second year, the Minneapolis Parks.....

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#MIAStories interviewed Lily Yeh on the transformative power of art

March 14, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Ahead of our Next Generation of Parks event with Lily Yeh, Minneapolis Institute of Art’s editor Tim Gihring interviewed Yeh in their latest post from #MIAStories. Next Generation of Parks is co-presented by Minnesota Public Radio and co-producer by MIA and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. You’re invited to join us for Next.....

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Next Generation of Parks | Watch Gia Biagi’s October 2017 presentation on urbanism & civic impact, featuring Juxtaposition Arts

October 30, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Gia Biagi, Urbanism & Civic Impact | A Next Generation of Parks™ event, October 2017 from Minneapolis Parks Foundation on Vimeo. As Principal of Urbanism for Studio Gang, Gia Biagi is always thinking about civic architecture. She sees the role of parks designer as that of convener, and a source of empathy in times of.....

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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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Join us on National Get Outdoors Day at Powderhorn Park, June 10

May 18, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Get outside, be active, and join us at Powderhorn Park as we celebrate the many wonders of the great outdoors! Get Outdoors Day provides an opportunity for children of all ages and backgrounds to discover fun recreational activities. Access to nature, green space, and outdoor recreation inspires young park users to live active, healthy lifestyles......

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The PopUp Dinner returns, Saturday, August 12! Tickets now available.

May 16, 2017 by Janette Law

After a hiatus in 2016, the PopUp Dinner Twin Cities will be back and more artful than ever, Saturday, August 12, 2017. Tickets are now available for the summer’s most anticipated picnic under the stars – a dinner in white, at a secret Minneapolis park location, with delightful ambiance and musical entertainment. Pre-sale tickets are.....

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Help us “Book It to the Parks,” June 21, celebrating Little Free Libraries at all Minneapolis recreation centers

May 15, 2017 by Janette Law

Over the last few weeks, tiny “houses” have been quietly popping up at recreation centers throughout Minneapolis. Small as they are, these 50+ little buildings will hold entire worlds. They’re Little Free Libraries, and thanks to a joint effort of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and our partners, every recreation and community center in the Minneapolis.....

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Courtesy MN Historical Society

Parks – revealing stories through placemaking

April 25, 2017 by Tom Evers

Minneapolis is a city layered with stories and history – some yet to be uncovered, some being seen in a new light. With new discoveries, we can change how we look at our city and understand our past. For the past 5 years, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board have.....

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