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YOUR DONATION helps ensure the parks in our city remain accessible, equitable and serving everyone.

Every Gift Counts

Your gift of any amount to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation helps an independent, donor-supported nonprofit that believes parks have the power to connect us, heal us, and make us whole.

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Discover the many ways you can support your parks, including planned and DAF giving, employer matching funds, and sponsorship.

Support Our Capital Campaign

Visionary parks lovers are making a difference by helping to restore greenspace throughout the city, and especially on our Mississippi Riverfront. Your gift makes a difference in how millions of residents and visitors experience Minneapolis.

The Spirit of Summer Games: Youth, Service, and Play

Earlier this month, a wonderful coincidence occurred in the Twin Cities connecting local youth to a national movement rooted in sports and community. On August 8th, hundreds of people came together in North Minneapolis to participate in two official Guinness World...

Friends of the Boundary Waters Hosts Local Paddle Day with CLUES YA!

Friends of the Boundary Waters hosted a local Paddle Day event with CLUES YA! at Hiawatha Lake on July 25, 2021 in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) naturalist program. The event, supported by the Minneapolis Parks Foundation through...

SOL of the Cities Brings Inclusive ‘Serve-to-Play’ Futsal League to North Commons Park

Sol of the Cities Futsal League brought the sport of futsal, along with 12 teams of kids ages 8-14 from across the Twin Cities, to North Commons Park for a 6-week tournament in July and August, as a part of the City of Lakes Summer Games, organized by Seeds to...

Rec Plus Swim Lessons at Theodore Wirth Beach and Webber Natural Pool Wrap up with Swimming Success

People for Parks Fund Grant recipient, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Rec Plus swimming program, wrapped up a successful two weeks of youth swimming lessons at Theodore Wirth Beach and Webber Natural Swimming Pool earlier this month. More than 60 kids,...

Connecting a Community

In 2010, Paul Reyelts brought to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation the vision of a renewed gathering place at St. Anthony Falls, where the shuttered Fuji Ya restaurant had sat vacant for more than two decades. This initial vision would blossom into the beautiful park...

Community Profile: John Flavin

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who...

Meet David-Earl Russell, 2020 Intern from the McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement

David-Earl Russell and Elijah Henderson are interning with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation this summer as part of their education at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement at St. John’s University. We invited them to share their...

Meet Elijah Henderson, 2020 Intern from the McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement

Elijah Henderson and David-Earl Russell are interning with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation this summer as part of their education at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement at St. John’s University. We invited them to share their...
Doug and Nancy Verdier

Community Profile: Doug and Nancy Verdier

This month we welcome Doug and Nancy Verdier’s park story to the blog. Doug and Nancy have been supporting the Parks Foundation since 2008. We are grateful for long-time donors like them. Their support has also included critical volunteer work including Doug...

Community Profile: Mohamed Mohamed is Swimming for Life

Mohamed Mohamed became aware of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board during his freshman year in high school, when one of our aquatic supervisors came to his school to recruit staff for the summer...

Connect With Us!

To talk about your planned, major, or multi-year giving options, please contact:

Jennifer Downham
Chief Development Officer
612.822.3401

To talk about your annual or sustaining gift, or other ways to show your support, please contct:

Christine Moir
Annual Fund & Events Manager
612.354.7513