Next Generation of Parks

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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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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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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Water Works Model in Progress

February 8, 2016 by Janette Law

Christopher Tallman, Jonathan Fillmore and Kelly Watters are making progress on the model of the innovative plan for rainwater infiltration and reuse at the Water Works site. Chris, Jonathan, and Kelly are all graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Landscape Architecture program. They are also our Research Assistants in Practice working under.....

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MPRB adopts Water Works Concept Design

September 23, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE When completed, the expansion of Mill Ruins Park will become an iconic riverfront destination for residents and visitors to Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, September 23, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) approved the concept design for Water Works as part of the Central Riverfront Regional Park. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation.....

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New RiverFirst film debuts at Sunrise on the Mississippi

September 17, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is proud to announce the release of RiverFirst: Vision, the first in a new series of films about the RiverFirst initiative and RiverFirst signature projects. The film was produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, with funding from the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The filmmakers are Spirit of Space,.....

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How Art Inspires My Life: Q & A with Cameron Downey

June 24, 2015 by Kayann Comeaux

Cameron Downey is the artist, poet, and approaching- high school junior at The Blake School who won the 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition for the state of Minnesota. A North Minneapolis native, Downey is a speaker at our June 25 Next Generation of Parks lecture event talking about her work at Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA). I.....

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Sign up for “Parks & the Next Generation,” June 25

June 2, 2015 by Janette Law

Parks and the Next Generation Thursday, June 25 Pohlad Auditorium, Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall 6pm, Reception 7pm, Lecture Always Free & Open to the Public A trio of dynamic Minneapolis design leaders will be the highlight of a highly-interactive event about Parks and the Next Generation. Together they will explore questions facing our.....

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Kate Orff Lecture: Projecting future solutions onto the canvas of the cityscape

April 23, 2015 by Tom Evers

One of the great pleasures I have in working in the realm of parks is getting to meet and work with innovators who are solving problems for the next generation. One such an occasion occurred last Friday, April 17, as MPF kicked-off our 2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series by co-presenting Kate Orff’s keynote.....

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