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MARCH 30, 2017
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From Tom Evers, Executive Director

Child in the city: Leading and learning

Globally, the importance of play and nature in children's lives has become a critical topic, with more than one billion children living in cities. Tom Evers recently journeyed to Austria to participate in a Salzburg Global Seminar called Child in the City: Health, Parks & Play. He shares his thoughts on how Minneapolis is leading an international movement to transform human life through parks, even as we strive to improve access at home. Read More »
Children at play, courtesy Janet Lansbury
Save the Date, May 6

Celebrating Play with child development expert Janet Lansbury

A family-friendly Next Generation of Parks™ event presented by Minnesota Public Radio
Saturday, May 6, 3-5pm
Brackett Recreation Center, Minneapolis
FREE • Pre-register via Eventbrite
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Volunteer Opportunity

Earth Day 2016 Cleanup

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, 9:30am-12pm
Join us on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park for the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board's annual Earth Day Cleanup. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation will be there 9:30am-12pm cleaning up debris and helping to beautify the land around our Twin Cities treasure. Bring gloves, if you have them, otherwise we'll have gloves and bags for you to use. You'll find us at the Sea Salt building; no RSVP needed.
Ground breaking celebration
Parks Support

Breaking new ground!

Congratulations to the Minneapolis Park Board and its partners on two important ground breakings recently. A significant donation from the Lupient Family propelled forward the future Northeast Park Recreation Center (pictured). In South Minneapolis, the Phillips Aquatic Center has begun a major expansion and renovation. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is proud to support these projects!
Heidi Schmidt
Community Profile

Heidi Schmidt

First in a new interview series
"In addition to our park system contributing to our civic identity, access to parks significantly impacts health and wellbeing. The Parks Foundation’s commitment to equitable investment in neighborhood parks is critical to creating a vibrant future for all Minneapolis residents." Read More »
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The 2016-2017 Next Generation of Parks™ season is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors and partners. Thank you!
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