During April and May, as we celebrate the coming of green grass, the blooming of flowers and the warming of our lakes, we will be donating $100 for every new listing we put on the market to the local non-profit People for Parks. We’ve asked each Berg Larsen Group agent how they use the local park systems and what they enjoy most about them. Below, Rebecca Peterson shares how she and her family, including three incredible children under 7 years old, use the park system.
How do you and your family use the parks?
Rebecca: “We love to go for a trolley ride in between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. The kids think it’s fun and it’s a neat way to learn a little about the history of streetcars. Afterward we like to walk down and see what’s going on at the bandshell. My kids have been known to follow along if there is yoga going on!”
What are some of your earliest memories of using the parks?
Rebecca: “I grew up in southwest Minneapolis and we would walk or bike around Lake Harriet as a family often. We’d also go fishing off the Harriet dock. I remember field trips to Beard’s Pleasance. We’d walk to that park from school and play as a class. When I was about eleven my best friend and I set up a stand at Lake Harriet and sold friendship bracelets we made. So many fun things happened at the lakes when I was a kid! We’d swim too in the summer.”
What do you like about this Spring’s organization, People For Parks?
Rebecca: “One thing I love about the People for Parks Organization is their Swim Lesson Fund. In a state filled with lakes, knowing how to swim is not just fun, it’s a matter of safety. I love that the organization sees how important it is to make the lakes safe and helps Minneapolis families teach their children. My own kids are in swim lessons and I’m happy that PFP helps other families experience this fun and important skill.”
People for Parks describes themselves as, “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.”
From planting trees, to improving playgrounds, to neighborhood engagement activities and so much more, People for Parks works hard at contributing to improvement and growth of our incredible park systems, which we all use. Parks create community in our neighborhoods, allowing neighbors from all backgrounds and ages to enjoy a beautiful safe setting in magnificent nature.
If you or someone you know is interested in listing their home for sale, now is the time! Inventory is exceptionally low in the Twin Cities and buyer interest is high. It’s a seller’s market. Let Rebecca’s experience help sell your home. Contact her today at 612-925-8414 or Rebecca@BergLarsenGroup.com