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NEWS | St. Paul adopts Great River Passage

April 12, 2013 by Janette Law

Congratulations to the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department: The Great River Passage vision for reconnecting the city with the Mississippi River was adopted by the St. Paul City Council this week. Bravo!

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Increase in downtown residents brings focus to downtown parks

March 18, 2013 by Janette Law

As Minneapolis officials plan to double the number of residents living downtown, attention is drawn to updating downtown amenities, including park space. See what Minneapolis Park Foundation President Mary deLaittre said about downtown park connections and the RiverFirst vision in Thursday’s StarTribune article.

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DESIGN | Two Next Gen lecturers featured in New York Times

February 25, 2013 by Janette Law

The New York Times continues its run of parks articles. If you remember, Tracy Metz was a Next Generation of Parks™ lecturer last October, speaking on the topic of the Dutch and their relationship to water.  She is featured in Michael Kimmelman’s February 13 article, as is (spoiler alert!) WEST 8 – the design team.....

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Parks receive unequal private funding – New York

February 22, 2013 by Janette Law

A timely article in the New York Times about the unequal distribution of philanthropy with respect to parks. In her February 17 story, reporter Lisa Foderaro notes that in New York parks are now viewed “on par with hospitals, libraries and cultural institutions as object of philanthropy.” Certain New York parks – because of their.....

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