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We transform human life through parks

February 22, 2017 by Tom Evers

Parks have the power to connect us, heal us, and make us whole. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation believes in the power of parks to transform human life. Minneapolis is a world-class city because we value city parks as integral to the human experience and we have fostered a legacy of philanthropy since the earliest days......

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Parks Foundation welcomes new and returning Board Members

February 16, 2017 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Stuart Ackerberg, Dan Avchen, Paul Bauknight, Barbara Bencini, Jocelyn Hale, Mark Heithoff, Mary McCarthy, Paul Reyelts and Rich Varda were elected to three-year terms Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced that its Board of Directors elected four returning members at its annual meeting, February 14. The returning Directors – Stuart Ackerberg,.....

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Introducing Chee Xiong, Communications and Administration Assistant

February 14, 2017 by Janette Law

We welcome Chee Xiong to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation as our Communications and Administration Assistant. Chee will be the creative force behind our social media and support the administrative team. Chee joined us by way of the Ackerberg Group, U.S. Bank, and Bonicelli Kitchen (as their pasta maker!). He is a passionate story teller and.....

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Parks Foundation supports access to lifetime outdoor recreation

January 20, 2017 by Janette Law

In the 740-acre wooded wonderland in North Minneapolis known as Theodore Wirth Park, a system-changing improvement is underway. In partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, The Loppet Foundation is building The Trailhead, a new year-round facility and trail expansion in Wirth Park that will magnify opportunities for youth and adults to experience outdoor recreation. Giving access to lifetime.....

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2016 in review

January 5, 2017 by Tom Evers

We believe in the power of parks to transform human life. That’s why we continue to focus on the following core strategies that help us create more opportunities to connect people to the natural world and each other. Envisioning and advancing the next generation of parks The Parks Foundation’s leadership of the RiverFirst Capital Campaign.....

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The Parks Foundation receives $40,000 grant from the Pentair Foundation

December 13, 2016 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is pleased to announce that it is a 2016 grant recipient from the Pentair Foundation. The $40,000 grant will support the design and creation of RiverFirst, a series of new interconnected parks and trails along the Mississippi River that incorporate innovative storm water management and filtration systems. The.....

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Parks Foundation seeks Communications & Administration Assistant

November 30, 2016 by Janette Law

Updated: New application deadline of Sunday, December 18, 2016 Job Announcement: Communications & Administration Assistant Download Job Announcement PDF Overview The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is seeking a Communications & Administrative Assistant. This full-time, hourly position has been recently created because of the Parks Foundation’s continuing success and growth. The position will assist with a variety.....

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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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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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