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Parks Foundation and Park Board seek community input on evolved Water Works design concept

May 2, 2017 by Janette Law

New design proposal advances Water Works as a place for storytelling, embeds park pavilion in mill ruins and emphasizes green- and playspace Minneapolis, Minn. – On Monday, May 1, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation presented to the public an evolved concept for Water Works at the first of two.....

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Next Generation of Parks | Watch Maurice Cox’s November 2016 presentation on design and social justice

April 26, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Maurice Cox, Re-creating Detroit | A Next Generation of Parks™ event, November 2016 from Minneapolis Parks Foundation on Vimeo. Maurice Cox is a nationally renowned planner and practitioner of democratic design and citizen planning. As Planning Director for the City of Detroit, Cox is leading a dramatic transformation that finds parks and public space at.....

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Next Generation of Parks | Watch Leila Araghian’s September 2016 presentation about the Tabiat Bridge

April 17, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Leila Araghian, Tabiat “Nature” Bridge | A Next Generation of Parks™ event, September 2016 from Minneapolis Parks Foundation on Vimeo. Leila Araghian is the architect of the Tabiat pedestrian bridge in Tehran. Tabiat means “nature” in Persian, and Leila conceived of the structure as more of a place to wonder, wander and gather, than to.....

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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 Crown Roller Mill Building. Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and.....

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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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