The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board appreciates the energy and commitment of its volunteers! Last year over 11,000 volunteers provided over 130,000 hours of service. The time and talent that volunteers give for the betterment of the parks and the community is remarkable and we can’t thank our volunteers enough! The impact of our volunteers can be seen everywhere in our system, from the formal gardens and natural areas to the programs provided for youth and adults in the Recreation Centers!

To all of our volunteers: THANK YOU!

Outstanding Volunteers

2017 – Rodney Bell, Brad Madson, Sarah Johanns, Sean Connaughty, Robert Buck, Charles Chevnert, David Hile, Brian Crotteau, Minneapolis Downtown Next Generation and Minneapolis Ambassadors Lions: Joan’s Memorial Garden at Father Hennepin Bluffs, League of Women Voters Minneapolis, Notorious Brown

2016 – Robert Tesch-Stevson, Tara Young, Marilyn Jones, Dave Schaenzer, Robin Russell, Dave Zappa, West Bank Parks, Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association/Park Siding Park Gardeners Group, Mill Ruins Crew, Alison Thorson, Bjorn Holtey and John Osborn

2015 – Maria Gilleece, Carleton Perry, M’Angelo Harris, Kathy and Ron Buhta, Ede Holmen, Luxton Book Exchange, Nokomis Naturescape Gardeneers, Ibrahim Arale

2014 – Leigh Breitenbach, Patrick Arneson, Ted Tucker, Phoebe Waugh, Bob Sorg, Metro Blooms, Jake Sullivan & Sean Uldrich, Northern Lights Council Boy Scout Troop 100

2013 – Jenn Bennington, Wes and Dawn Chapman, Hollis Fricek, Lily O’Brien, David Rayson, Mary and Marcus Strong, Eric Tuck, Kenneth Yanish, Ethan Cunningham, The Men’s & Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis