2015 Run for the Parks: 5K Run/Walk Stroll A Success!
The park system is what makes Minneapolis great. This is why we run the Run for the Parks 5K!
Thank you for joining us at Lake Harriet on September 13th for the People for Parks' 10th anniversary Run for the Parks; 5K Run Walk or Stroll. It was an amazing day, full of smiles and fun. The event raised almost $14,000 and all proceeds will support youth sports in Minneapolis Parks! Check out the pictures, and we hope to see you again next year!
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MPRB YOUTH SPORTS
The MPRB Youth Sports Department provides positive recreation experiences for Minneapolis kids. These experiences help our youth develop new physical and social skills in a fun, participatory and safe environment under the guidance of knowledgeable and supportive coaches. In this way Youth Sports programs contribute to the individual's physical, social, emotional, cultural and educational growth and development.The Youth Sports League program provides opportunity for participation without regard to physical condition, sex, race, creed, economic or social status of the individual. The individual's dignity and self-worth is of utmost importance. NOTE: No person shall be denied the right to participate if all MPRB requirements have been met.
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Run, walk or stroll at People for Parks' Race for the Bandshell
By: Chelsey Knutson
When life gets complicated, there’s no better way to escape than to shed the iPhone and spend some time relaxing outdoors. Not everyone has the time to drive off to some secluded cabin in the middle of no-man’s land to do this, though. Local parks are a great alternative. These parks can’t survive on their own, however, and they do not remain kept up by some sort of miracle. They take time and, like everything else, money. Enter People for Parks, a grass-roots organization that has been helping improve parks throughout the Twin Cities since 1977.
Since its inception, the group has raised nearly $2 million and donated thousands of volunteer hours.