Mpls Parks Fellow

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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Bruce Chamberlain to be elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

September 28, 2017 by Tom Evers

This October, Minneapolis Parks Fellow Bruce Chamberlain will be honored with the highest recognition in the field of Landscape Architecture for a career focused on improving the public realm through parks and urban design. In a ceremony held in Los Angeles, Bruce will be elevated into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows.....

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New video: Water Works rainwater reuse plan

June 3, 2016 by Janette Law

Our 2015-2016 Research Assistants in Practice have wrapped up their project for us – diagramming and explaining the planned rainwater reuse system at Water Works. The Water Works rainwater reuse plan will divert rainwater from the sewer system and supply the future Water Works site with some 1.4 million gallons of cleansed H2O for multiple.....

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RiverFirst Update

December 23, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation together our partner in the RiverFirst Initiative, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), are hard at work on moving forward this sweeping vision. In this post, MPF gets you up-to-date on a few projects we’re currently working on. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll outline the significant progress MPRB.....

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Old Cottonwoods stand tall in Water Works tree grove

September 1, 2015 by Janette Law

It’s been proven the world over that nature will fill-in cityscapes that humans have abandoned. Such an evolution is playing out on the Water Works site, where a grove of volunteer trees has overtaken a man-made slope that tumbles from First Street to West River Parkway. This grove is about a block long and some.....

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MPF receives generous grant for Water Works

February 19, 2015 by Janette Law

This month the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board (SAFHB) awarded the Minneapolis Parks Foundation a $40,000 grant to support our Water Works project. SAFHB has generously supported Water Works since 2012, which falls within the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Zone. MPF will use the grant to support the work of Bruce Chamberlain, the first Minneapolis.....

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Announcing our Minneapolis Parks Fellow

February 5, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Bruce Chamberlain takes the inaugural Minneapolis Parks Fellow position this month Work will focus on RiverFirst and its signature projects, including Water Works and Scherer Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation announced yesterday at the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioners Meeting that Bruce Chamberlain is the inaugural Minneapolis Parks Fellow, a.....

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