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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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5 Remnants of the Past Still Visible in Minneapolis Parks

December 7, 2018 by Matt Karl

They say the only constant is change. And if this adage is true, then city parks are no exception. Over the years, parkland is graded and re-graded, new buildings go up and the old ones come down, and park amenities once considered cutting-edge eventually grow obsolete and are removed or abandoned. Despite the momentum of.....

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Soundscapes from three Minneapolis parks

November 7, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Walk to your closest park and close your eyes … what do you hear? The Minneapolis Park System comprises 6,809 aces of parkland and water, located in our large metropolis. It is never truly quiet. Each park buzzes with a unique soundscape, no matter how big or small. You might hear the laughter of children.....

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Three parks to see fall foliage

October 17, 2018 by Chee Xiong

There is an advantage to living in a city built around parks, we get to experience the fullness of all four seasons. Fall colors are at their peak, with limited time to immerse yourself in this most wonderful and fleeting moment in the Minneapolis park system. Don’t wait, get out there and enjoy the diversity.....

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Three Minneapolis parks to enjoy your #hammocklife

September 11, 2018 by Chee Xiong

[Update] Since we first published this post, community members wrote to us and voiced their concerns about tree care and hammocking behaviors. Like them (and you!), we love and value the trees in Minneapolis, so we added a good practices section below with additional resources, to help ensure and protect the natural resources. Hammocks are.....

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4 photogenic Minneapolis parks for your senior photo

August 15, 2018 by Chee Xiong

The class of 2019 is entering their last year of high school. You can capture this special moment for a senior in one of our gorgeous Minneapolis parks. From woodsy areas with dappled lighting to the shining Chain of Lakes, there are well over 6,000+ acres of parkland and water that can make a personal.....

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Three bee poems to sweeten your week

June 19, 2018 by Janette Law

In honor of National Pollinator Week and our July Creekside Pollinator Tour, this month we’ve gathered three sweet musings about bees. While you can see bees – and other pollinators! – throughout Minneapolis parks, you’ll certainly get a good deal of buzz in Longfellow Gardens, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, and the Lyndale Park Rose Garden......

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Spring migrating birds on the Minneapolis Riverfront

May 8, 2018 by Chee Xiong

As you read this, millions of birds are flying over our region, migrating back from the southern hemisphere. One perk of being next to the Mississippi River, a major flyway, is we get to witness this incredible mass movement of our feathered friends. Fetch your binoculars, take advantage of this event, and plan for a.....

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Three unique spring physical activities in Minneapolis parks

April 6, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Spring is a time when people renew their health commitments, and Minneapolis parks is where many turn to. With a vast network of trails and recreation centers across the city, access to physical activities couldn’t be any easier. This month, we bring you three fun and unique opportunities in the parks, to get your heart.....

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5 women with lasting legacies in Minneapolis Parks

March 16, 2018 by Janette Law

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate five women with lasting legacies in Minneapolis Parks. Among them is Mary Merrill, who is taking a hiatus from retirement to serve as Interim Superintendent in 2018. Maude Armatage “A school, a park and a neighborhood were all named after her, but few know her history,” begins.....

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