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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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365 days of love in the parks

February 14, 2018 by Chee Xiong

Here in Minneapolis we are passionate about our parks. It is part of our identity and daily life 365 days a year. There is a great appreciation for them, knowing that around every corner lies amazing possibilities for adventure and moments of inspiration. We choose the parks because they connects us to nature, heal us,.....

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Five family traditions in Minneapolis parks

December 28, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Minneapolis parks have become an important part of many family get-togethers during the holiday season. From a stroll after brunch, to snowball fights in large open fields, or sledding down a big hill … winter would not be the same without parks! This month we asked a few Minneapolis Parks Foundation staff and their family.....

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Three bikers and their favorite Minneapolis park trails

October 23, 2017 by Chee Xiong

This past summer we partnered up with Slow Roll – Mpls., co-hosting community bike rides through North Minneapolis. Bikers had the opportunity to experience our park system from a fun and unique prospective. Riders of all ages came from surrounding communities and even St. Paul, bringing their own stories to the ride. From the bike.....

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Heritage Trees of Minneapolis Parks

September 25, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Minneapolis parks are synonymous with trees – there are an estimated 400,000 of them greening up our parks and boulevards! Lucky for us, 86 of these are recognized as Heritage Trees, through the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Per the nomination criteria, a heritage tree can fall under one of three categories: Champion Size (the.....

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Four places to chill out in Minneapolis

August 8, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Parks and pools are great places to seek refuge from the summer heat. In Minneapolis, we have an abundance of green space lined with trees, not to mention swimming lakes and even some air-conditioned recreation centers to escape the hot weather in. If you are feeling the heat, here are four recommendations to keep your.....

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7 inspired places to read in Minneapolis parks

June 30, 2017 by Chee Xiong

In honor of the 55 new Little Free Libraries we helped install in Minneapolis Parks last week, we asked our staff here at the Minneapolis Parks Foundation about their favorite parks in which to read. We’ve compiled a list of seven parks, including beautiful vistas and quiet spots where you can enjoy a book. What’s.....

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