Uncategorized

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.....

Read More »


Join us at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park for the Earth Day Cleanup, April 22

April 4, 2017 by Chee Xiong

This event is free and open to all ages. Bags and gloves will be provided.  Have your own gloves? Bring them! Saturday, April 22 – 9:30 am to noon Minnehaha Falls Park 4801 S. Minnehaha Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55417 (Look for us at Sea Salt building for check-in) The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is excited to.....

Read More »


Team Pentair Day with Brian Dozier

July 21, 2015 by Kayann Comeaux

On Thursday, July 9, it was a beautiful day in Minneapolis’ backyard when the buses pulled up to Mill City Museum with over 80 Pentair employees from four different sites, all coming together to serve a unified purpose. The morning was dedicated to cleaning the Mississippi riverfront at Mill Ruins Park in preparation for new.....

Read More »


MPRB hosts two-day Central Riverfront design charette, Feb. 26-27

February 24, 2014 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will host a two-day charrette to gather public input for the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan. This is the final charrette of five for the Master Plan and will focus on West River Road from Plymouth Ave to 35W with connections to the River and to the.....

Read More »


Water Works is in the “outline” stage, say designers (post 2 of 4 Q&A series)

December 9, 2013 by Janette Law

This is the second post in a special design Q+A series featuring SCAPE, the lead firm on the Water Works Design Team. We wanted to share more about how a schematic design is created, so we asked: “We’re in the ‘design framework’ phase of the process – what is that and why is it important?”.....

Read More »


Help plan the agricultural experience in Minneapolis

November 11, 2013 by Julie Wedig

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has shared the current draft of its Urban Agriculture activity plan. Between now and December 21, they are encouraging all residents and park users to view the plan and provide feedback through minneapolisparks.org. The plan will be used as a baseline for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to.....

Read More »


SCAPE, Water Works team, presenting design options at public meeting, Thurs, Nov 14

October 29, 2013 by Julie Wedig

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be hosting a community meeting about the Central Mississippi Riverfront, where SCAPE and Rogers Partners from the  Water Works Design Team  will be featured guests. The team has been working on a design framework and concept scenarios for Water Works since their last visit in September, and they will be sharing.....

Read More »


RAND study: modest marketing and signage improvements effective at boosting park activity

October 27, 2013 by Julie Wedig

RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research company, recently released results from a study of 50 Los Angeles parks, indicating that a modest increase in marketing efforts can provide an increase of 7–12 percent in park exercise and activity – a cost-effective way to improve a community’s overall health. It’s recommended that adults participate in 150 minutes of physical activity.....

Read More »


Flinder’s St. Station competition announces a winner or two

August 9, 2013 by Janette Law

However you define a “jury of your peers,” entrants to the just-wrapped Flinders Street Station Design Competition (Melbourne, Australia) were judged by them. First and formally by the panel of eminent architects and other experts, led by Victorian Government Architect Professor Geoffrey London, which selected the winning team (see below). The public was invited to.....

Read More »


Minne’s Lake Nokomis Summer Home

June 18, 2013 by Julie Wedig

__[_ (also known as Minne, the Lake Creature) sailed into the waters of Lake Nokomis on June 6 and dropped anchor for the summer. Many visitors have stopped by to say hello already, and if you need help finding her, the map below will help. Why did Minne choose Lake Nokomis? The lake received the most.....

Read More »