Recent Headlines

Recent headlines offers links to non-MRPA articles related to parks, recreation, and Minnesota community initiatives. If you know of a story we should consider listing here, please send the article link to

                        The Women in Leisure Services (WILS) Alumni recently met for a luncheon on August 17, 2023 in Brooklyn Center:


Communities Can Apply for Americorps Emergency Response - Volunteers available 
Serve Minnesota, March 16, 2021

ServeMinnesota has announced 700 AmeriCorps members will be available this summer to assist Minnesota communities. As park and recreation leaders, they want to make sure you are aware of the opportunity to get more help over the summer months at no cost to you. As part of the AmeriCorps Emergency Response initiative, members will serve 35 hours per week (June 6 - August 14) to support activities like: 

  • Summer programming and tutoring services

  • Meal distribution and family resources

  • Building/facility projects related to the pandemic (setting up spaces for social distancing, additional cleaning/disinfecting protocols)

  • And more

Sites may request members by completing a short application online at The application deadline is March 27, 2021. 

Pandemic brought more people outdoors — and parks are planning for a busier future

- MPR News, March 15, 2021

Minnesota nonprofit builds tiny home communities for the homeless 

Kare 11, February 1, 2021

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