Events

6 Ways Parks Mitigate Climate Change Impacts

September 17, 2019 by Madeleine Koski

After attending our Sunrise on the Mississippi event a couple weeks ago, I was inspired by the topic of parks and climate change highlighted by our keynote speaker, Paul Huttner. As chief meteorologist for MPR News and host of the popular podcast, Climate Cast, Huttner spoke on changing weather patterns felt here in Minneapolis and.....

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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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Celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Clean-Up, April 20

March 18, 2019 by Christine Moir

It’s the most fun you’ll ever have tracking down trash and recovering recyclables! The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is thrilled to again be a host partner for the Annual Earth Day Clean-Up, a community-wide volunteer event hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for 25 years. Join us at Minnehaha Falls to help beautify this.....

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Creating Welcoming Spaces for All

March 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

Nine years ago, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation launched two initiatives that have come to define the organization: The RiverFirst Initiative and the Next Generation of Parks event series. Both of these efforts have expanded the shared understanding of how parks serve Minneapolis and helped reimagine how parks will shape our future. With attention to the.....

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News Release: The High Line’s Robert Hammond Returns to Minneapolis for the Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series, March 21, 2019, 7pm at the Walker Art Center

February 1, 2019 by Janette Law

Nearing its 10-year anniversary and on the verge of opening its last “Spur,” the High Line has much to teach us about great design and equitable community development Minneapolis, Minn. – Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the High Line, returns to Minneapolis on Thursday, March 21, 2019, for the Minneapolis.....

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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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Great Northern Greenway River Link: Check out draft designs on Nov. 14

November 7, 2018 by Janette Law

Stop by the open house event anytime from 6 to 8pm Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on November 14 to check out draft designs for the Great Northern Greenway River Link, a RiverFirst signature project also known as the 26th Ave N Overlook. When Wednesday, November 14, 6pm to 8pm – drop-in to.....

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NEWS RELEASE | “The Nature Fix” Author Florence Williams Launches 2018-2019 Next Generation of Parks Event Series

October 4, 2018 by Janette Law

New Season Begins Thursday, November 15, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Presented by Minnesota Public Radio Events continue in 2019 with The High Line’s Robert Hammond, on March 21, and Dr. Robert Zarr, founder of Park RX America, on May 7 Minneapolis, Minn. – “Walk into a forest and within five minutes your body.....

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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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