People for Parks is a vital non-profit organization that welcomes everyone to actively contribute to enhancing Minneapolis parks.
People for Parks
Read a brief history of PFP!
Because tax dollars are not nearly
enough to maintain and improve
our world class park system. *
People for Parks is a non-profit organization created to stimulate financial and community support for Minneapolis Parks from citizens, businesses and organizations. We carry out special projects in cooperation with our donors and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Our purpose is to sponsor programs and projects that enhance and promote our city's park services and facilities.
Since 1977, People for Parks has identified and funded over $2 million dollars of special projects and events that improve Minneapolis and its parks. People for Parks is an independent, non-profit group whose decisions are not influenced by politics or special interests. With over 2000 members, and led by an active board of directors, People for Parks continues its growth and mission. We invite your ideas for improving Minneapolis and its park system. Painting a building. Planting flowers and trees in your local park. Organizing a music event. Sharing your ideas, time and talents.
Please tell your neighbors about People for Parks, and encourage their support! Get involved! Volunteer for a few hours a year or a few hours per month. Click here for ways to get involved.
Read donor stories here!
Communicate with us! It’s simple to get on our email mailing list (below). Express your thoughts, project ideas, get project updates, and obtain current information. Also, your tax-deductible donations to People for Parks can be made easily and securely. Become more involved in People for Parks. Our beautiful city and parks depend on you! Recent citizen led initiatives include the flight NW307 memorial, buckthorn removing tools and trees for Triangle Park by Cedar Lake.
Outstanding Stewardship Award
People for Parks was recognized by the Minneapolis Park Foundation for exceptional contributions to the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board parks and programs in June 2008 with the Charles Loring Award for Outstanding Stewardship. Thank you for helping to improve Minneapolis parks through your continued support of People for Parks. Find our 990s here.
Sign up for our e-newsletter
An interesting report by the Wallace Foundation about the impact of urban parks on quality of life.
BE SUN SMART!
Play safely in the parks.
Did you know? 1 in 5 Americans will develop Skin Cancer in their lifetime. Click here for tips and information.