Events

Six great places to #OptOutside this Friday

November 22, 2016 by Janette Law

If you’re thinking about getting in on the #OptOutside campaign, brought to you by outdoor retail cooperative REI, we have some ideas for you. Close to home and doable for a range of abilities, these six Minneapolis parks locations all make a great-outdoors alternative to standing in line this “Black Friday.” Enjoy! FARVIEW PARK Recommended.....

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Nationally renowned planner, Maurice Cox, to explore democratic design and citizen planning at free Next Generation of Parks event, Fri. Nov. 4

October 12, 2016 by Janette Law

The Next Generation of Parks™ event features Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams and a presentation by Juxtaposition Arts youth designers Minneapolis, Minn. – You’re invited to join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio for an extraordinary evening featuring one of the foremost leaders of urban re-creation: Maurice Cox.  As Planning Director for the.....

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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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Celebrating bridge-building: Two successful days of events featuring Leila Araghian, architect of Tabiat “Nature” Bridge

September 13, 2016 by Janette Law

There are few better ways to start a Thursday morning than watching the sun rise over the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline. That’s exactly what nearly 300 parks supporters did last Thursday, September 8, for the second annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast benefit for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. This first event kicked off.....

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Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series returns Friday, Sept. 9, with designer Leila Araghian, and presented by Minnesota Public Radio

August 29, 2016 by Janette Law

Internationally acclaimed architect Leila Araghian will talk about her award-winning Tabiat “Nature” Bridge with event host Marianne Combs Minnesota Public Radio presents the 2016-2017 season, which also explores the themes of re-creation, water and play through the insights of planner Maurice Cox, designer Mark Johnson and parenting expert Janet Lansbury Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis.....

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JXTA apprentices reflect on first RiverFirst parks & connections tour

July 13, 2016 by Janette Law

On June 29, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) and Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) completed our first “tour de North.” About fifteen youth apprentices in JXTA’s Environmental Design Studio undertook an 8-mile bike ride and 3-mile paddle to better understand existing conditions along the Mississippi River and connections from Northside neighborhoods to it. The tours (a second.....

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This Sat, June 11: It’s Minne mania and a treasure hunt. Find us at Get Outdoors Day!

June 9, 2016 by Janette Law

MPF is hitting Get Outdoors Day this Saturday, June 11,  at Powderhorn Park, 12 noon to 4pm. This is an awesome free family event co-hosted by some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable outdoor groups in town – Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minnesota DNR, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service and REI......

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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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Thank you First Ave! Tickets still available for Wilco show, Aug. 20

March 15, 2016 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is proud to be First Avenue‘s non-profit partner for its second must-go summer concert at Hall’s Island. Wilco headlines this year’s show, along with special guests Kurt Vile + the Violators. First Ave put on one of the most talked-about events last summer with its first concert at Hall’s Island featuring.....

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Updated: Location added! Lend your voice at a trio of Pathways to Places open houses

December 3, 2015 by Janette Law

Update, Dec. 8: Downtown workers, residents and visitors – if lunch is more your bag, then drop by the newest open house, just scheduled. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 11am-1pm New Century Theatre 615 Hennepin Ave #145 (first floor of City Centre)  — The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is inviting the public to “examine and comment.....

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