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We’re All for Parks (and Parks for All)

April 23, 2019 by Tom Evers

The Minneapolis park system was born from a plan drafted by renowned Landscape Architect Horace Cleveland. To this day, the original vision he established continues to inform how our city grows, who benefits, and how. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has continued to build on that original vision with new aspirations and expectations for.....

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News Release: Join Us for The Parks Prescription Featuring Dr. Robert Zarr – A Next Generation of Parks Event, Tuesday, May 7

April 4, 2019 by Janette Law

Recently featured in Time Magazine and on NBC Nightly News, Dr. Zarr shares his groundbreaking approach to chronic disease management with parents, teachers, caregivers, nature lovers, wellness-seekers, and community health advocates Minneapolis, Minn. – “There’s a paradigm shift in the way we think about parks: Not just as a place to recreate, but literally as.....

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Community Profile: Jasmine Russell

March 18, 2019 by Janette Law

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who make our system incredible through their generosity. Thank you! This month, we’re featuring.....

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Creating Welcoming Spaces for All

March 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

Nine years ago, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation launched two initiatives that have come to define the organization: The RiverFirst Initiative and the Next Generation of Parks event series. Both of these efforts have expanded the shared understanding of how parks serve Minneapolis and helped reimagine how parks will shape our future. With attention to the.....

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News Release: Nima Ahmadi, Martha Gabbert, Jasmine Russell, Heidi Schmidt Join Board of Directors

February 13, 2019 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced that its Board of Directors named four new members: Nima Ahmadi, Cardiovascular Systems; Martha Gabbert, community leader; Jasmine Russell, Monicat Data; and Heidi Schmidt, NTH. The new directors started three-year terms at the Parks Foundation’s February meeting. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent donor-supported non-profit.....

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Looking Ahead Through a Clear Lens

February 12, 2019 by Tom Evers

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s mission is simple: we transform lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment with community vision. In 2018, we delivered on this promise in myriad ways and with the financial support of our community of donors. Thank you.  Looking ahead to the next three years requires adjusting to a.....

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News Release: Minneapolis Parks Foundation Hires Paul Bauknight as first Project Implementation Director

February 5, 2019 by Janette Law

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced that Paul Bauknight has joined the organization as Project Implementation Director, a new position. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is an independent donor-supported non-profit that helps envision and deliver transformative parks and public spaces by working closely with public partners and in collaboration with the community. As.....

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Position Opening: Fundraising Communications Assistant

January 28, 2019 by Janette Law

Download Job Description Updated February 21, 2019: Applications now being accepted through March 4, 2019 OVERVIEW The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is seeking a Fundraising Communications Assistant. This full-time, hourly position will assist with a variety of duties, providing support to our Development Team, the Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships, the Executive Director & Board.....

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2018 Year in Review

January 15, 2019 by Tom Evers

With 2019 promising to be a year of impact and achievement, we’re taking a look back at the milestones in 2018 that helped us get here. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve raised more than $20 million since 2005 for transformative parks, an accomplishment accelerated in 2018, one of the most successful fundraising.....

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2018’s Success Means We’ll Do Even More in 2019

December 12, 2018 by Tom Evers

It’s natural this time of year to reflect on the previous 12 months and set aims for the next. When future generations look back at the history of Minneapolis parks, 2018 will likely be seen as a pivotal year for our system. Most recently, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation celebrated Bank of America’s decision to contribute.....

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