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NEWS RELEASE | “The Nature Fix” Author Florence Williams Launches 2018-2019 Next Generation of Parks Event Series

October 4, 2018 by Janette Law

New Season Begins Thursday, November 15, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Presented by Minnesota Public Radio Events continue in 2019 with The High Line’s Robert Hammond, on March 21, and Dr. Robert Zarr, founder of Park RX America, on May 7 Minneapolis, Minn. – “Walk into a forest and within five minutes your body.....

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NEWS RELEASE | MPRB to Vote on Recommended Design Team for 26th Ave N Overlook/Great Northern Greenway River Link

October 1, 2018 by Janette Law

Update: At its Oct. 3 meeting, the Minneapolis Park Board approved the design team selection and work will begin this month. $1 Million Upper Riverfront park project will be funded through the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s RiverFirst Capital Campaign Once confirmed, an interdisciplinary design team led by TEN x TEN Landscape Architecture and 4RM+ULA Architecture will.....

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Making Progress on Water Works

September 28, 2018 by Tom Evers

Last night, community members gathered at Mill City Museum to see the refined Water Works park design. If you’ve been by the Water Works site recently, it’s evident that progress is being made to prepare the land and mill remnants for the next phase – construction. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Parks Foundation,.....

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Walk and Talks Created a Fresh Experience of Minneapolis Parks

September 18, 2018 by Tom Evers

With Summer receding into wonderful fall weather, we hosted our final 2018 Walk and Talk park tour – a hike along the Winchell Trail in the Mississippi River Gorge. Studies continually show that people are more likely to return to parks and public spaces if they are provided a curated experience through that space or.....

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Co-Creating the Future: Lynn Ross, Sunrise on the Mississippi Keynote Speaker, on Reimagining the Civic Commons

August 17, 2018 by Tom Evers

Every year, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation brings an inspiring leader to town to be our keynote speaker at our annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast. This year, we’re proud to host Lynn Ross, a lauded urban planner working to transform cities by reimagining how our city design can heal communities together. I first met Lynn.....

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Donors Say Yes

July 20, 2018 by Tom Evers

This month, Minneapolis has added two beautiful additions to our already incredible park system: The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park and the Cedar Lake South Beach bathhouse. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation supported both projects. For The Trailhead, the Parks Foundation contributed to the capital campaign and helped secure gap financing. In the case of Cedar.....

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Savoring the Season

June 18, 2018 by Tom Evers

Just last week, my daughter’s 12U softball team stopped practice to gaze in amazement as a bald eagle flew within a few yards above us, traveling from Lake Hiawatha into the neighborhood. That moment encapsulated so much of what makes our city parks extraordinary. In addition to the majesty of such a powerful creature in.....

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Tops Again! Minneapolis Parks Ranks #1 for 6th Year in a Row

May 23, 2018 by Janette Law

This morning, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board jointly announced that Minneapolis has claimed the top spot in TPL’s national ParkScore® rankings – for the sixth consecutive year. TPL introduced the ParkScore program in 2012 to highlight its goal of having every U.S. city resident live within a.....

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Parks forge traditions

May 8, 2018 by Tom Evers

On Sunday, I participated in one of my favorite annual traditions in Minneapolis, spending a sunny afternoon with several thousand others reveling in the awakening of spring in Powderhorn Park at the Heart of the Beast Theater’s MayDay parade and festival. This four-decade-old tradition celebrates the elements that make our community great, while recognizing the.....

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Introducing Rebecca Bachman, Institutional Giving Manager

April 30, 2018 by Chee Xiong

We welcome Rebecca Bachman to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation as our Institutional Giving Manager. Rebecca will manage the grant portfolio and find opportunities in corporate foundations and government grant-making to support Minneapolis parks. Rebecca began her career in philanthropy directing the Minnesota Independent Film Fund, an experimental collaboration between The McKnight Foundation, MN Film Board,.....

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