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Support Our Parks

From helping plant a public garden to establishing an endowment, there are many ways you can enhance the parks, trails, gardens and programs of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.

Minneapolis Parks Foundation

The mission of the Minneapolis Parks FoundationMinneapolis Parks Foundation is to create the Next Generation of Parks™. Through parks programming and design education, innovation and implementation, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation hopes to:

  • Inform and inspire park enthusiasts and cultivate future stewards of the park system
  • Lead discussion about, and be a catalyst for, “what parks could be”
  • Provide expertise and partnerships to implement new parks projects

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People for Parks

People For  ParksPeople For Parks is an independent non-profit organization that enables park users and citizens to contribute to improvement of the Minneapolis Park System. Projects have included the Lake Harriet picnic shelter, inoculating trees against Dutch elm disease, maintaining Victory Memorial Drive and the Lake Harriet Band Shell 5K Run/Walk.

Giving options include individual donations, memorial pavers and benches at Lake Harriet, planned giving such as wills and bequests, and support from community foundations.

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Memorial Bench and Tree Program

At this time, all requests for new memorial/tribute benches and trees are on hold as the Park Board assesses the program. It is anticipated that the program will be on hold through the winter and more information will be available in the spring of 2014. Program updates will be posted on this page, so please check back for details.

In the meantime, we invite you to consider programs from one of our partner organizations:

People for Parks - bench and paver program at the Lake Harriet Bandshell
Friends of Loring Park - bench, paver or tree donation

If you have questions about your existing memorial/tribute bench or tree, call 612-313-7743 or email


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