Minneapolis Parks Foundation

A nonprofit organization

Minneapolis parks are always here for you. Whether they offer a place to safely connect with loved ones, play a pick-up game with friends, reflect in nature, or build a stronger community, parks play a role in our daily lives, and we hope you'll join us in supporting this vital resource today.

As we came back together this year, Minneapolis parks helped us reacclimate and reconnect with one another. Sledding hills, bike and hiking trails, calming natural spaces, a revitalized riverfront, bright new playgrounds, vibrant recreation centers; these public assets were welcoming and brought a sense of familiarity and routine. You have helped us thrive and advance our mission this past year more than ever before; thank you.

 The last two years have underscored that parks, as vibrant and award-winning as they are in Minneapolis, are also tied to unjust and inequitable histories that continue to impact the lives of people in our community. That is why we are committed to a park system that is not just good enough, but transformative to everyone.

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation continues to improve upon our past by broadening the positive impact parks can have and ensuring these spaces are accessible and welcoming for everyone. Only through a generous community of donors like you, are these transformative projects and programs throughout the city made possible. Please make a donation today in support of the work of the Parks Foundation. Thank you!

About the Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Since 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has been an independent donor-supported nonprofit dedicated to supporting our continually evolving park system. Today, we bring visionary leadership, philanthropic investment, and private sector expertise to encourage innovation and equity throughout the whole Minneapolis Park system.

Our Projects & Programs

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation creates and implements a range of forward-thinking projects and programs. From the groundbreaking work of the RiverFirst Initiative along the Mississippi River, our Next Generation of Parks (always free) events, Walk & Talk series, to our continued collaboration with community organizations, we are always exploring and expanding within the parks.

What's Coming Next for the Parks Foundation

Your donation today will also help us forge a deep partnership with neighbors in North Minneapolis to bring to life a new community vision for North Commons Park, one of the oldest, most vibrant and vital parks in the system, with the highest concentration of youth in the city.

If you share our passion for parks, please make your donation today. Thank you!

Video produced by Padilla Media Company. Thank you so much to your in-kind support of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.

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Organization name

Minneapolis Parks Foundation

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Environment Community Economic Development


4800 Minnehaha Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417



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