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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.

Give Your Way

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

Support Our Capital Campaign

The North Commons redevelopment is a community-rooted vision for realizing the park’s potential as the center of cultural, social, and economic vitality for North Minneapolis.

Reconnecting to the Source

With help from a People for Parks Fund grant, kayaker Devin Brown is committed to getting more paddlers of color into the current. Devin Brown was visiting Minneapolis during the Aquatennial festival more than a decade ago when she fell hard for one of the region’s...

Green Spaces to Grow 

For the Carlson Family Foundation, improving access to parks is an investment in youth development. In study after study, parks have been shown to have a host of health benefits for young people, like building the social glue that holds friendships and families...

Raising Youth Voices to Reimagine North Commons 

With nearly 12,000 kids living within walking distance of North Commons Park, hearing what kids, teens and young adults want to see in their neighborhood park is an important step toward renovating and reimagining one of Minneapolis’s most iconic parks.  Last...

A Passion for the Parks

Questions and answers with Jocey Hale, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s interim executive director: An avid cyclist, swimmer and long-time parks supporter, Jocey Hale says not a day of her life in Minneapolis goes by without connecting to parks. Whether she’s biking...

Coming Together Through the Parks: 2023 Highlights & Reflections

Thanks to you, 2023 was a great year for get-togethers and growing support for our parks. Here are some 2023 Highlights & Reflections we’re excited to share! Minneapolis residents have countless  reasons to be proud of their parks–and parks supporters...

Protecting the Tree Canopy–and Homeowners, Too 

With more than 18,000 ash trees lost to the emerald ash borer since 2013, protecting the tree canopy is a critical priority for the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, which announced two important new developments for Minneapolis homeowners hard hit by...

Redefining What a Rec Center Can Do

What does the future hold for Minneapolis parks? It’s a question parks superintendent Al Bangoura will be answering as part of his keynote kick-off for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s Next Generation of Parks series on December 14.  But if you want a sneak...

Casting Call

With fishing clinics offered in Spanish and English, Baztec Outdoors is helping more BIPOC anglers discover a life-long love of fishing When Raymundo Ruiz was just getting his start in the world of competitive fishing, he sometimes wondered if he was in the right...

The Nature of Community

With guided hikes and outdoor experiences, Huellas Latinas is helping Spanish-speaking Minnesotans feel at home in the parks  A civil engineer and urban planner by trade, Luisana Mendez has no trouble reading a trail map or navigating unfamiliar topography. But...

Outdoor Learning

People for Parks Fund projects are teaching students new ways to connect in the natural world . As an outdoor educator at the Kroening Nature Center at North Mississippi Regional Park,  Jeanette Lutter-Gardella believes something powerful happens when...

Connect With Us!

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

Jennifer Downham
Chief Development Officer

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

Christine Moir
Annual Fund & Events Manager

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