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Thank You For Your Support!

Thanks to the generous support from community and corporate partners, we have met the $18.1 million goal for the RiverFirst Campaign. Please join us this spring to celebrate the grand openings for both Water Works and the Great Northern Greenway Overlook.

For the first time in generations, Minneapolis has the opportunity to fulfill the founding vision of our parks system – to connect every corner of the city through a continuous riverfront park system on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Through the RiverFirst Initiative, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is helping to transform 5.5 miles of industrialized riverfront into a green and growing network of parks and trails that will give neighborhoods in North and Northeast Minneapolis newfound access to our region’s greatest natural asset – the Mississippi River.

Major Gifts & Other Ways to Give

If you would like to learn more about the RiverFirst initiative, contact Jennifer Downham, Chief Development Officer at and 612.822.3401.

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