Dec. 2016 - Grand Rounds Scenic Byway part of 1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die by Workman Publishing Co.

Sept. 2016 - Minnehaha Falls earns 16th Most Breathtaking Destination in the World

Aug. 2016 - Minneapolis earns America's Fittest Town from Muscle and Fitness

Aug. 2016 - Minneapolis Chain of Lakes earns Best Running City

July 2016 - Lake Harriet earns Best Lake

July 2016 - Minnehaha Creek earns Best Trail

July 2016 - Lynnhurst Park earns Best Park

May 2016 - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board earns #1 Park System in America from the Trust for Public Land

April 2016 - Lake Nokomis earns Best Summer Swimming

April 2016 - John Elward, Arborist Crew Leader, earns the Mark Stennes Award from the Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course

April 2016 - Minneapolis earns 12th Most Walkable City

Mar. 2016 - Minneapolis-St. Paul earn 7th Top Metropolitans of 2015 in the East North Central Region (3rd Best in the West North Central Region) - Site Selection Magazine

Mar. 2016 - Minneapolis-St. Paul earn 12th Best Place to Live in the US

Feb. 2016 - Minneapolis Park Police Department earn the Platinum Excellence Award from the Park Law Enforcement Association

Jan. 2016 - Minneapolis earns the 6th Best City for an Active Lifestyle