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Janet Lansbury shares stories of spontaneous play

April 14, 2017 by Janette Law

Our Saturday, May 6, Next Generation of Parks™ speaker on “Celebrating Play” is renowned child-development expert Janet Lansbury, who will talk about embracing kids’ self-directed exploration of the outdoors. We invited Lansbury to share with us some stories of spontaneous play. She sent us the four stories below, telling us, “Trusting our child’s choices brings.....

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News Release | Join us for a community open house to learn about Water Works progress, May 1 or 2, 2017

April 11, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Parks Foundation invite community members to learn about progress on the Water Works project Two community open houses will be held on Monday, May 1, 5:30-8pm, at Mill City Museum, and Tuesday, May 2, 11:30am-1:30pm, at the Water Works site Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation.....

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Next Generation of Parks event, Saturday, May 6: “Celebrating Play” with Janet Lansbury

March 30, 2017 by Janette Law

Next Generation of Parks Event Series Continues Janet Lansbury, renowned early childhood development expert, talks about “Celebrating Play” Join us for a special family-friendly, Saturday-in-the-park talk, presented by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, May 6, 3-5pm, Brackett Recreation Center, Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation welcomes early childhood development expert Janet Lansbury for the.....

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Next Generation of Parks™ event: Experience designer Mark Johnson’s powerful perspective on waterfront renewal, March 9

February 16, 2017 by Chee Xiong

7:00-8:30pm, Thursday, March 9 Walker Cinema, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis FREE • Tickets available from the Walker beginning 6pm the night of the event Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s timely Next Generation of Parks™ event is presented by Minnesota Public Radio and co-hosted with the Walker The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and the Walker Art Center are co-hosting.....

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Alien Invasion - 26th Ave N Pier

Youth designers re-imagine the future of the Minneapolis Riverfront

December 6, 2016 by Janette Law

It’s no surprise that if you asked 10 people what they want in a new park, you would get as many unique responses. Of course, if you want to know what people think, it helps to ask them. That’s what the Minneapolis Parks Foundation set out to do with our 2016 collaboration with the Juxtaposition.....

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Nationally renowned planner, Maurice Cox, to explore democratic design and citizen planning at free Next Generation of Parks event, Fri. Nov. 4

October 12, 2016 by Janette Law

The Next Generation of Parks™ event features Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams and a presentation by Juxtaposition Arts youth designers Minneapolis, Minn. – You’re invited to join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio for an extraordinary evening featuring one of the foremost leaders of urban re-creation: Maurice Cox.  As Planning Director for the.....

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MPF Member-Volunteers rock First Avenue’s riverfront festivals

October 6, 2016 by Janette Law

More than 60 MPF Member-Volunteers rocked out at two riverfront festivals this summer. Both events were presented by First Avenue and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the work MPF is doing in support of Minneapolis parks. Thank you, volunteers, and thank you, First Ave.! Wilco headlined the first concert, August 20 at Hall’s.....

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Celebrating bridge-building: Two successful days of events featuring Leila Araghian, architect of Tabiat “Nature” Bridge

September 13, 2016 by Janette Law

There are few better ways to start a Thursday morning than watching the sun rise over the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline. That’s exactly what nearly 300 parks supporters did last Thursday, September 8, for the second annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast benefit for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. This first event kicked off.....

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Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series returns Friday, Sept. 9, with designer Leila Araghian, and presented by Minnesota Public Radio

August 29, 2016 by Janette Law

Internationally acclaimed architect Leila Araghian will talk about her award-winning Tabiat “Nature” Bridge with event host Marianne Combs Minnesota Public Radio presents the 2016-2017 season, which also explores the themes of re-creation, water and play through the insights of planner Maurice Cox, designer Mark Johnson and parenting expert Janet Lansbury Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis.....

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JXTA apprentices reflect on first RiverFirst parks & connections tour

July 13, 2016 by Janette Law

On June 29, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) and Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) completed our first “tour de North.” About fifteen youth apprentices in JXTA’s Environmental Design Studio undertook an 8-mile bike ride and 3-mile paddle to better understand existing conditions along the Mississippi River and connections from Northside neighborhoods to it. The tours (a second.....

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