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Caring for Our Parks
  
Trees & the Urban Forest
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Caring for Our Parks

Our beautiful parks, recreation centers and amenities are carefully enhanced and maintained through the concerted efforts of MPRB staff and community volunteers. Maintenance and environmentally-proactive efforts encompass trees, lakes, gardens, buildings, equipment, pathways, trails, parkways, public safety and much more.

Trees & the Urban ForestTrees & the Urban Forest

The Forestry department is responsible for the care of nearly 200,000 boulevard trees on 1,100 miles of streets as well as all trees on more than 6,000 acres of park land. Learn about tree plantings and removal, how you can help maintain trees, and threats to our urban forest.

Lakes & Water ResourcesLakes & Water Resources

The MPRB is dedicated to preserving our lakes, streams and wetlands through control of aquatic invasives, participation in cooperative watershed efforts, management of water quality programs, and community education.

Gardens & Natural AreasGardens & Natural Areas

The Minneapolis park system showcases a variety of gardens and natural areas for visitors to enjoy. People with a passion for gardening and the environment can volunteer in these special places.

Grounds & Facilities MaintenanceGrounds & Facilities Maintenance

Our comprehensive program of maintenance, from lawn mowing and snow removal, to pest management and cleaning wading pools, ensures a well-functioning, aesthetically-pleasing and safe experience for visitors.

Sustainability Sustainability

The MPRB sees sustainability as an ongoing commitment. As identified by the 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan, sustainability is one of five core organizational values upon which we perform our work.

Public SafetyPublic Safety

Our Park Police patrol on foot, on bicycles and motorcycles, and in vehicles to ensure safe parks, recreation centers, and recreation programs across Minneapolis.

Events Go Green Events Go Green

The MPRB offers Green Certification for events that want to adopt sustainable practices.

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