Help us create the Next Generation of Parks™
With support from our donors and partners, The Minneapolis Parks Foundation engages community members around parks design and the role parks play in economic development, physical health, and cultural and civic identity. We serve the Twin Cities and Minnesota by helping to protect our urban natural resources and enhance our world-class parks legacy.
The Minneapolis Parks Foundation specializes in public space and city building, bringing together private investment to build a region that sparks imagination and captures the values of our generation and those to come.
Our Current Focus
We are the private-sector leader of the RiverFirst Initiative and Water Works, two design-based adaptive reuse parks projects on “America’s fourth coast” – the Mississippi River.
We also seek to empower the next generation of parks designers and citizen-planners through our SiteSeeing urban design curriculum, provided free to youth organizations, like the Minneapolis Park Board Rec+ school age childcare program.
If you share our passion for parks-making, make your donation today!