Board of Directors

Minneapolis reigns as #1 park system

May 29, 2014 by Janette Law

The Trust for Public Land announced today that Minneapolis will retain its title as the top-ranked park system in the United States. For the second consecutive year, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board was given a “five bench” ParkScore® ranking, the only park system to do so. In a news release, Liz Wielinski, President of.....

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Pausing, but not standing still

May 5, 2014 by Peg Birk

Hello Friends – It’s been a productive eight weeks since I came to the Parks Foundation as Interim Executive Director. During this time, the Executive Committee asked that we focus on maintaining organizational stability, the search for our new Executive Director, and moving our Water Works project forward. I wanted to share an update with.....

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MPF announces search for new executive director

March 12, 2014 by Janette Law

Search begins following departure of Mary deLaittre Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced it has initiated a search for a new executive director, following the departure of Mary deLaittre, who served more than two years in the position. The Parks Foundation has named Peg Birk as interim executive director. “We commend Mary for.....

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News Release > Seven new Directors join our Board

January 16, 2014 by Janette Law

January 16, 2014 Dorothy Bridges, Ryan Burnet, John Crosby, Caren Dewar, Tom Paul, Tom Pohlad and Liz Wielinski begin terms this month, as Sue Bennett and Sarah Harris are elected to key leadership positions Minneapolis, Minn. – Seven Twin Cities business and community leaders assumed posts as Directors of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation this month,.....

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Minneapolis Park Board swears in new commissioners, selects officers, committees, representatives for 2014

January 6, 2014 by Janette Law

On Saturday, January 4, 2013, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board announced its new officers and committee representation. Commissioner Liz Wielinski was voted in as the new President of the Board of Commissioners. In this capacity, Commissioner Wielinski will serve as an ex officio Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, along with Minneapolis Parks Superintendent,.....

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Tangletown Gardens Event

CANCELED | Fall Foodie Bash at Tangletown Gardens, Oct. 12

September 30, 2013 by Julie Wedig

Canceled for this year – Thank you for your interest! Celebrate the harvest season to the tune of jazz music at a torch-lit event, where you can sample bites of scrumptious local food, matched with a special Oregon wine and local craft brews. Register today to reserve your spot—space may fill quickly. A big thanks.....

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Nicollet Mall joins the riverfront as urban design project

September 20, 2013 by Janette Law

Congratulations to James Corner Field Operations on its selection for a “Nicollet Mall redo.” The New York-based urban design firm, famous for its work on the High Line, was chosen for its zoned approach to bringing more and more varied activity to “Minnesota’s Main Street.” Nicollet Mall designer selection was modeled after the 2010-11 Minneapolis.....

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NEWS | Announcing new board members and Director-External Relations

January 15, 2013 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Tuesday, January 15, 2013 MINNEAPOLIS PARKS FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL RELATIONS Board of Directors also expands with election of Tene Wells, Shawntera Hardy, Sarah Harris and John D. Herman Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation welcomed Janette Aldrich Law this month as the organization’s first Director – External Relations. The position was.....

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EVENTS | Photos from – and thanks for – our summer solstice benefit

July 18, 2012 by Janette Law

Board Member Mark Addicks and his partner Tom Hoch lit up the unseasonably cool and rainy first day of summer, Wednesday, June 20, with their warmth and hospitality as hosts of our Summer Solstice Celebration and Benefit at their home on Lake of the Isles. We appreciate their generosity of spirit and space, as well.....

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EVENT | Please join us June 20 for a Summer Solstice Celebration & Benefit

June 7, 2012 by Janette Law

Spend the evening at the newly renovated, historic Schutt house, originally built in 1897, over-looking Lake of the Isles Cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and award winning desserts by Cupcake will be served Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:09 pm til dark 2107 East Lake of the Isles Parkway Valet parking available $150 per person ($100 is.....

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