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News Release | The Sioux Chef to partner with Minneapolis Park Board, Parks Foundation on Water Works restaurant

September 15, 2017 by Janette Law

The Sioux Chef’s Native American cuisine will bring to life the riverfront’s Indigenous culture Education, healthy living, and revitalized food systems are key to The Sioux Chef mission Minneapolis, Minn. – Today, The Sioux Chef, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced their intent to partner to open a riverfront.....

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News Release | Next Generation of Parks series returns Oct. 12, featuring Studio Gang’s Gia Biagi

September 11, 2017 by Janette Law

Trio of powerful place-makers headlines the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s 2017-2018 Next Generation of Parks™ event series, presented by Minnesota Public Radio Studio Gang’s Gia Biagi, Barefoot Artists’ Lily Yeh, and Toronto’s Sabina Ali transform lives and communities through their work in parks and public space Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation debuts the 2017-2018.....

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Redefining the gold standard

August 29, 2017 by Tom Evers

This August, 1,000 parks and nonprofit professionals from around the nation and world converged on Minneapolis and Saint Paul for Greater & Greener, a five-day international conference focused on city park systems and the innovations that make them thrive. With warm, sunny weather providing a perfect backdrop to our parks, visitors saw first-hand why Minneapolis.....

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News Release | Work begins in August to unlock mill remnants featured in Water Works

August 10, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Archaeological exploration to locate and assess buried Bassett, Columbia and Occidental Mill walls begins in August; careful deconstruction of former Fuji-Ya building begins in September Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced the start of new archaeological work in preparation for construction of Water Works, a.....

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Fresh Forward

July 26, 2017 by Janette Law

In 2016, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation affirmed a new mission that better reflects our work – to transform human life through parks and public space by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. Now things are starting to look a little different around here. This month, we’re debuting our new logo, which builds on our mission,.....

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Water Works helps fulfill the promise to return to the river

June 30, 2017 by Tom Evers

Recently, an architect pointed out to me that no building reaches its authentic potential unless its designer considers both the stories of the land that surrounds it and the people who have moved through it. This is true for parks, too, and a fitting expectation for one of the most complex sites in Minneapolis: Water.....

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News Release | Water Works design concept adopted by Minneapolis Park Board

June 29, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Park Board preparing for 2018 construction start on phase 1 of the transformative park project overlooking St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, June 28, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) voted to adopt the Water Works design concept. Water Works is a transformative park.....

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Check it out! We helped put 55 new Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis parks

by Janette Law

Last week, on June 21, the longest day of the year was also one of the brightest. We celebrated the installation – and fully stocking – of 55 new Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis parks. Thanks to a powerful partnership of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation with Minnesota Public Radio, The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Minneapolis.....

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In 2017, Humans of Minneapolis series explores how parks transform human life

June 12, 2017 by Janette Law

Last year, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation commissioned 15 portraits of parks users from Stephanie Glaros (pictured above), the photojournalist behind Humans of Minneapolis. Taken over the course of the summer and throughout the city, the images and stories Stephanie collected captured our imaginations. Fathers, athletes, dog lovers, hammockers, an archer, a diarist and a bookworm.....

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Summer forecast: New connections and fresh perspectives

May 30, 2017 by Tom Evers

In summer, the Minneapolis park system provides ample activities for youth, including sports leagues, summer camps, and places to gather and meet friends. For teens, parks also provide rewarding job opportunities as life guards, camp staff and “Green Team” landscape crews. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is adding to that mix of opportunities – through experience.....

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