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Continued: Minneapolis parks rated best among nation's largest cities

  • Article by: LYDIA COUTR and AMP;#XC9;
  • Last update: June 5, 2013 - 11:50 PM

Molumby continues to visit the park because it’s well-kept, safe and she likes to see all of the families in the summer.

Community builder

At Lake Harriet, moms Laura Stegenga and Tazia Brunetti sat together on a bench watching the kids on the playground. The two agree that parks are neighborhood centers, creating and strengthening relationships in the community. The title, they said, is well deserved.

“I’m not surprised at all,” said Stegenga. “If we’re thinking about hanging out with friends, one of the first things we think of is going to the parks.”

At Powderhorn Park, Erin Dosh walked her black lab mix, Kenzie, along the lake. To her, Powderhorn is “the king” of Minneapolis parks. It’s the perfect distance from home and the perfect length walk.

“I think it’s totally a no-brainer,” Dosh, 35, said. “I’ve been all over the place and nowhere has parks with the frequency that we do. If you just walk down a street, you will end up at a park.”

Founded in 1972, the Trust for Public Land describes itself as “the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people.”

Staff writer Paul Walsh contributed to this report. Lydia Coutré • 612-673-4654



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