PEOPLE FOR PARKS
Rating: 4.86 stars 7 reviews
Issues: Environment, Philanthropy, Sports
Location: PO Box 24901 Minneapolis MN 55424 USA
Results: Fundraising for the universal access playground is at 74%! The playground is going to be AMAZING. Children with disabilities will be able to use 70% of the equipment.
Geographic areas served: Minneapolis
Programs: Peace Garden, Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Advisory Committee; trees throughout the park system; Universal access playground at Wabun Picnic area; landscaping and a dedication to Senator Allan Spear at Mueller park planned for 2013; support for the 9-11 tribute, pavers at Lake Harriet and much more.
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People for Parks is an agile organization, by which I mean that it is relatively small and definitely grassroots, so it is able to act quickly when approached for "just a little help." Although grants range from large to almost tiny, each one helps a group or organization enhance Minneapolis parks. People for Parks has provided support, large and small, for everything from a playground that will be accessible for every child to planting shrubs to replace buckthorn in the bird sanctuary.
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