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News Release | Work begins in August to unlock mill remnants featured in Water Works

August 10, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Archaeological exploration to locate and assess buried Bassett, Columbia and Occidental Mill walls begins in August; careful deconstruction of former Fuji-Ya building begins in September Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation today announced the start of new archaeological work in preparation for construction of Water Works, a.....

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RiverFirst Interim Land Use Strategy Presentation

August 2, 2017 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is actively assembling Upper Riverfront properties that will, in time, become part of the RiverFirst network of parks and trails. Until then, this patchwork of properties may have continuing commercial uses or are otherwise not ready for park development. That’s where, in 2015-2016, our Research Assistants in Practice (RA).....

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Water Works helps fulfill the promise to return to the river

June 30, 2017 by Tom Evers

Recently, an architect pointed out to me that no building reaches its authentic potential unless its designer considers both the stories of the land that surrounds it and the people who have moved through it. This is true for parks, too, and a fitting expectation for one of the most complex sites in Minneapolis: Water.....

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News Release | Water Works design concept adopted by Minneapolis Park Board

June 29, 2017 by Janette Law

Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Park Board preparing for 2018 construction start on phase 1 of the transformative park project overlooking St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, June 28, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) voted to adopt the Water Works design concept. Water Works is a transformative park.....

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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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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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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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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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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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News Release: Design Team of Damon Farber Landscape Architects & HGA Recommended for Water Works Mezzanine Phase

June 10, 2016 by Janette Law

Selection Committee of MPRB, Minneapolis Parks Foundation and community representatives recommends design team to Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board of Commissioners, June 15 Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, June 15, the Board of Commissioners of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) will consider a recommendation to select a design team led by Minneapolis-based Damon.....

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