MRPA Commercial Buyer's Guide + Grants Resource

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TABLE OF CONTENTS MRPA Corporate Members – Alphabetical (A - I).........................................6 MRPA Corporate Members – Alphabetical (J - O)........................................6 MRPA Corporate Members – Alphabetical (P - Z).........................................8 Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category............................................ 10-18 Grants Resource Guide..............................................................................21-24

ADVERTISER INDEX

Corporate Members are Great Resources for Our Members! MRPA is pleased to be able to offer to you another service through this buyer’s guide. The companies that are listed in the following pages are ones who have chosen to support MRPA as a sponsor, corporate member, advertiser and/or conference exhibitor. We hope that when you have the ability to utilize one of their services that you would give them the opportunity to bid on your project or program. Keep this resource on-hand and utilize throughout the year.

Aquatix by Landscape Structures...................................................................5 Bituminous Roadways, Inc..............................................................................12 Commercial Recreation Specialists................................................................9 Discount Playground Supply..........................................................................17 HKGi....................................................................................................................6 HTPO................................................................................................................. 11 ISG.....................................................................................................................13 iZone Imaging..................................................................................................27 Johnson Commecial Fitness..........................................................................16 Landscape Structures.......................................................................................4 LHB......................................................................................................................3 Pilot Rock..........................................................................................................20 RJM....................................................................................................................14 Safety First Playground Maintenance...........................................Back Cover St. Croix Recreation.........................................................................................15 Ultimate Playgrounds......................................................... Inside Front Cover Webber Recreational Design, Inc..................................................................19 Ziegler CAT.......................................................................................................25 Cover photos: Deposit Photos

THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDING MRPA NORTH STAR PARTNERS

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MRPA Corporate Members - Alphabetical A

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Anderson-Johnson Associates, Inc.

CBS2 Inc.

H+U Construction

Commercial Recreation Specialists, Inc.

Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson Inc. (HTPO)

Custom Builders Inc.

HGA Architects and Engineers Nancy Blankfard, AIA

(a Bolton & Menk Company) Carrie Kadlec carrie.kadlec@bolton-menk.com 7575 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55427 763.544.7129 ajainc.net

Aquatix

aquatix@playlsi.com 1101 McKinley Parkway Delano, MN 55328 877.632.0503 aquatix.playlsi.com

B Becker Arena Products, Inc. Jeff Brosz info@beckerarena.com 720 Innovation Dr. Shakopee, MN 55379 952.890-2690 beckerarena.com

Bituminous Roadways Inc. Heidi Sedlacek heidis@bitroads.com 1520 Commerce Dr. Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651.686.7001 bitroads.com

Bolton & Menk, Inc. Jim Harbaugh, PLA

james.harbaugh@bolton-menk.com 12224 Nicollet Ave. Burnsville, MN 55337 952.890.0509 bolton-menk.com

Phil Johnson pjohnson@cbssquaredinc.com 770 Technology Way Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 715.861.5226 cbssquaredinc.com

Jeff Corniea jeff@crs4rec.com 807 Liberty Dr., Suite 101 Verona, WI 53593 608.848.8781 crs4rec.com

Jeffrey Reiter jeffrey.reiter@custombuildersmn.com 12383 - 234th St. Cold Spring, MN 56320 320.443.0107 custombuildersmn.com

Custom Manufacturing Inc. Tina Forrest custom@inwave.com P.O. Box 279 Clinton, WI 53525 608.676.2282 custommfginc.com

F-G Flagship Recreation LLC

Nikki Rugh nrugh@hu-construction.com 5555 West 78th St., Suite A Minneapolis, MN 55439 612.438.0258 hu-construction.com

Sarah Harding info@htpo.com 7510 Market Place Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952.829.0700 htpo.com

nblankfard@hga.com 420 North 5th St., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.758.4390 hga.com

Hiway Federal Credit Union Mark Hodowanic mhodowanic@hiway.org 840 Weminster St. Saint Paul, MN 55130 651.265.6133 hiway.org

Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. (HKGi)

Kelly Simich kelly@flagshipplay.com 11123 Upper 33rd St. N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 763.550.7860 flagshipplay.com

Eric Blodgett eric@hkgi.com 123 N. 3rd St., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.338.0800 hkgi.com

FlyOver America

Horizon Commercial Pool Supply

Jenna Humbert jhumbert@gmail.com 5120 Center Court Bloomington, MN 55425 651.495.5696 flyover-america.com

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Jason Gillet jason.gillet@horizonpoolsupply.com 4444 Round Lake Rd. W. Arden Hills, MN 55112 651.917.3075 horizonpoolsupply.com


Heritage Park Mapleton, Minnesota

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flagshipplay.com

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MRPA Corporate Members - Alphabetical I

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McKinstry

Amanda Prosser amanda.prosser@isginc.com 7900 International Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55425 952.426.0699 isginc.com

J Johnson Commercial Fitness Drew Wurst drew.wurst@johnsonfit.com 7585 Equitable Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952.500.0508 johnsonfitness.com/commercial

K Kraus-Anderson

Eric Quam eric.quam@krausanderson.com 501 South 8th Str. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.332.7281 krausanderson.com

L Landscape Structures

Megan Andrada meganandrada@playlsi.com 601 7th St. S. Delano, MN 55328 763.972.3391 playlsi.com

LHB, Inc.

Lydia Major lydia.major@lhbcorp.com 701 Washington Ave. N., Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.752.6956 lhbcorp.com

Ed Zepeda edz@mckinstry.com 1970 Oakcrest Ave. Suite 310 Roseville, MN 55113 612.269.8063 mckinstry.com

Midwest Playscapes Inc Bruce Pudwill bruce@midwestplayscapes.com 8632 Eagle Creek Circle Savage , MN 55378 952.895.8888 midwestplayscapes.com

Minneapolis Northwest Convention and Visitors Bureau

Katie Langland katie@mplsnw.com 7100 Northland Circle N., Suite 102 Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.566.7722 mplsnw.com

Minnesota Twins

Peter Farley peterfarley@twinsbaseball.com 1 Twins Way Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.659.3583 twinsbaseball.com

Minnesota Wisconsin Playground Inc. Harlan Lehman harlan@mnwiplay.com P.O. Box 27328 Golden Valley, MN 55427 763.546.7787 mnwiplay.com

MOTI Sports, Inc.

Gordy Thomas gordy.thomas@motisports.com 3500 Vicksburg Lane N., #406 Plymouth, MN 55447 844.668.4768 ext. 702 motisports.com

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MSA Professional Services, Inc.

Kate Goodman-Eiynck keiynck@msa-ps.com 60 Plato Blvd. E., Suite 140 Saint Paul, MN 55107 612.548.3132 msa-ps.com

MTI Distributing

Bill Brookhart bill.brookhart@mtidistributing.com 4830 Azelia Ave. N. Suite 100 Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.592.5634 mtidistributing.com

Musco Sports Lighting Scott Peitz scott.peitz@musco.com 20892 Hartford Way Lakeville, MN 55044 612.368.9286 musco.com

N Northland Recreation, LLC Bill Johnson info@northlandrec.com 10085 Bridgewater Bay Woodbury, MN 55129 651.815.4097 northlandrec.com

Nystrom Publishing Company

Gerry Nystrom gerry@nystrompublishing.com 9100 Cottonwood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.7900 nystrompublishing.com

O Oertel Architects, Ltd. Andrew Cooper info@oertelarchitects.com 1795 St. Clair Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55105 651.696.5186 oertelarchitects.com


CREATING PLACES THAT ENRICH PEOPLE’S LIVES

- Park, Recreation, Trail and Open Space Planning - Design and Construction Administration - Grant Writing and Implementation Planning - Pedestrian-Bicycle System Planning

Email: info@hkgi.com Web: www.hkgi.com

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MRPA Corporate Members - Alphabetical P-Q Push Pedal Pull

Chad Witt cwitt@pushpedalpull.com 14300 B - Buck Hill R. Burnsville, MN 55337 612.201.0879 pushpedalpull.com

R RJ Thomas / Pilot Rock Justin Jorgensen jjorgensen@rjthomas.com P.O. Box 946 Cherokee, IA 51012-0946 712.225.5115 pilotrock.com

RJM Construction Brad Barickman

brad.barickman@rjmconstruction.com 830 Boone Ave. N. Golden Valley, MN 55427 952.837.8600 rjmconstruction.com

Rock Hard Landscape Supply Kim Gaida-Wagener kgaida@rockhardmn.com 3600 Hwy 13 W. Burnsville, MN 55337 952.895.7408 rockhardmn.com

S Safety First Playground Surfacing LLC Marissa Bauer

marissa.bauer@safetyfirstplayground.com

31095 Baugh St. NW Princeton, MN 55371 320.493.11877 safetyfirstplayground.com

Sport Court North

Craig Jones craig@sportcourtmn.com 680 E. Travelers Trail, #600 Burnsville, MN 55337 952.746.4545 sportcourtnorth.com

Sports Technology Inc. Harlan Gallop sportstec@aol.com P.O. Box 27231 Golden Valley, MN 55427 763.546-0437 sportstechnologyinc.com

SRF Consulting Group Inc. Ken Grieshaber kgrieshaber@srfconsulting.com 3701 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55416-3791 763.475.0010 srfconsulting.com

St. Croix Recreation Chris Johnsen cj@stcroixrec.com 1826 Tower Dr. W. Stillwater, MN 55082 651.430.1247 funplaygrounds.com

Stantec

Todd Wichman todd.wichman@stantec.com 2335 W. Hwy 36 Saint Paul, MN 55113 651.604.4861 stantec.com

U Ultimate Playgrounds, Inc. Andrew Pudwill andrew@ultimateplaygrounds.com 14033 Commerce Ave. N.E. #300-364 Prior Lake, MN 55372 612.460.7529 ultimateplaygrounds.com

V-Z Webber Recreational Design Jay Webber jwebber@webberrec.com 1442 Brooke Court Hastings, MN 55033 651.438.3630 webberrec.com

Wild Mountain

Claudia Alm claudia@wildmountain.com P.O. Box 235 Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651.465.6315 wildmountain.com

WSB & Associates, Inc. Candace Amberg camberg@wsbeng.com 701 Xenia Ave S., Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 763.231.4848 wsbeng.com

T TKDA

William Armstrong aefacilities@tkda.com 1500 Piper Jaffray Plaza 444 Cedar St. Saint Paul, MN 55101 651.292.4400 tkda.com

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Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category M = Corporate MRPA Member S = 2020 Conference Sponsor E = 2020 Conference Exhibitor

YELLOW PAGES INDEX 3D Soccer Application................................10 Aquatics................................................ 10-11 Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Design...................................... 11 Arena Products, Goals, Nets & Bleachers..... 14 Asphalt & Paving Services........................... 12 Athletic Courts............................................ 12 Coating Solutions....................................... 12 Commercial Playgrounds............................ 12 Concrete Products...................................... 12 Construction, Contracting & Building.......... 13 Convention & Visitors Bureaus.................... 13 Credit Unions............................................. 13 Fitness & Sports Equipment......................... 13 Flooring, Surfacing & Coating..................... 14 Flying Simulators........................................ 14 Furniture & Site Furnishings......................... 14 Golf Products & Grounds Equipment........... 14 Graphic Design & Publications.................... 12 Landscaping.............................................. 14 Playground Surfacing................................. 16 Printing & Mailing Services.......................... 16 Scoreboards, Sound/Video & Electronic Signs..........................................18 Signage & Printed Surfaces.........................18 Ski / Snowboard Area & Waterpark............18 Sports Lighting...........................................18 Sports Organizations..................................18

Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Design

3D Soccer App MOTI Sports, Inc. M S E Gordy Thomas gordy.thomas@motisports.com 3500 Vicksburg Lane N., #406 Plymouth, MN 55447 844.668.4768 ext. 702 motisports.com

Anderson-Johnson M Associates, Inc. (a Bolton & Menk Company) Carrie Kadlec carrie.kadlec@bolton-menk.com 7575 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55427 763.544.7129 ajainc.net

Aquatics & Pools

Bolton & Menk, Inc. M S E Jim Harbaugh, PLA james.harbaugh@bolton-menk.com 12224 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337 952.890.0509 bolton-menk.com

Aquatix M S E aquatix@playlsi.com 1101 McKinley Parkway Delano, MN 55328 877.632.0503 aquatix.playlsi.com Commercial Recreation Specialists, Inc. Jeff Corniea jeff@crs4rec.com 807 Liberty Dr., Suite 101 Verona, WI 53593 608.848.8781 crs4rec.com

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Horizon Commercial M Pool Supply Jason Gillet jason.gillet@horizonpoolsupply.com 4444 Round Lake Rd. W. Arden Hills, MN 55112 651.917.3075 horizonpoolsupply.com Water Wars E Tommy Woog tommy@waterwars.com P.O. Box 383 Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218.568.4099 waterwars.com

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CBS2 Inc. M Phil Johnson pjohnson@cbssquaredinc.com 770 Technology Way Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 715.861.5226 cbssquaredinc.com Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson Inc. (HTPO) Sarah Harding info@htpo.com 7510 Market Place Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952.829.0700 htpo.com

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HGA Architects and Engineers Nancy Blankfard, AIA nblankfard@hga.com 420 North 5th St., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.758.4390 hga.com

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Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category

Hoisington Koegler M Group Inc. Eric Blodgett eric@hkgi.com 123 N. 3rd St., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.338.0800 hkgi.com

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ISG M E Amanda Prosser amanda.prosser@isginc.com 7900 International Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55425 952.426.0699 isginc.com LHB, Inc. M E Lydia Major lydia.major@lhbcorp.com 701 Washington Ave. N., Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.752.6956 lhbcorp.com

MSA Professional M Services, Inc. Kate Goodman-Eiynck keiynck@msa-ps.com 60 Plato Blvd. E., Suite 140 Saint Paul, MN 55107 612.548.3132 msa-ps.com

SRF Consulting Group Inc.

Oertel Architects, Ltd. Andrew Cooper info@oertelarchitects.com 1795 St. Clair Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55105 651.696.5186 oertelarchitects.com

Stantec M E Todd Wichman todd.wichman@stantec.com 2335 W. Hwy 36 Saint Paul, MN 55113 651.604.4861 stantec.com

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Ken Grieshaber kgrieshaber@srfconsulting.com 3701 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55416-3791 763.475.0010 srfconsulting.com

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Ramaker & Associates, Inc. Suzanne Doody sdoody@ramaker.com 855 Community Dr. Sauk City, WI 53583 608.643.4100 ramaker.com

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TKDA M William Armstrong aefacilities@tkda.com 1500 Piper Jaffray Plaza 444 Cedar St. Saint Paul, MN 55101 651.292.4400 tkda.com

Celebrating 40 Years! Engineering | Surveying | Landscape Architecture

Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc.

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Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Design WSB & Associates, Inc. Candace Amberg camberg@wsbeng.com 701 Xenia Ave S., Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 763.231.4848 wsbeng.com

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Colleges

Bituminous Roadways Inc.

Univ. of Wisconsin - La Crosse

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Heidi Sedlacek heidis@bitroads.com 1520 Commerce Dr. Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651.686.7001 bitroads.com

Arena Products, Goals, Nets & Bleachers Becker Arena Products, Inc. Jeff Brosz info@beckerarena.com 720 Innovation Drive Shakopee, MN 55379 952.890-2690 beckerarena.com

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Sport Court North M Craig Jones craig@sportcourtmn.com 680 E. Travelers Trail, #600 Burnsville, MN 55337 952.746.4545 sportcourtnorth.com

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Michelle Overgard movergard@uwlax.edu 1925 State St., 205 Morris Hall La Crosse, WI 54601 608.785.6507 uwlax.edu

Commercial Playgrounds Commercial Recreation Specialists, Inc. Jeff Corniea jeff@crs4rec.com 807 Liberty Dr., Suite 101 Verona, WI 53593 608.848.8781 crs4rec.com

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Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category Flagship Recreation LLC Kelly Simich kelly@flagshipplay.com 11123 Upper 33rd St. N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 763.550.7860 flagshipplay.com

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Landscape Structures M Megan Andrada meganandrada@playlsi.com 601 7th St. S. Delano, MN 55328 763.972.3391 playlsi.com

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Midwest Playscapes Inc. M Bruce Pudwill bruce@midwestplayscapes.com 8632 Eagle Creek Circle Savage , MN 55378 952.895.8888 midwestplayscapes.com

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Minnesota Wisconsin M Playground Inc. Harlan Lehman harlan@mnwiplay.com P.O. Box 27328 Golden Valley, MN 55427 763.546.7787 mnwiplay.com

Ultimate Playgrounds, Inc. M Andrew Pudwill andrew@ultimateplaygrounds.com 14033 Commerce Ave. N.E. #300-364 Prior Lake, MN 55372 612.460.7529 ultimateplaygrounds.com

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Northland Recreation, LLC M

Webber Recreational Design S

Bill Johnson info@northlandrec.com 10085 Bridgewater Bay Woodbury, MN 55129 651.815.4097 northlandrec.com St. Croix Recreation Chris Johnsen cj@stcroixrec.com 1826 Tower Dr. W. Stillwater, MN 55082 651.430.1247 funplaygrounds.com

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Jay Webber jwebber@webberrec.com 1442 Brooke Court Hastings, MN 55033 651.438.3630 webberrec.com M

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Construction, Contracting & Building Custom Builders Inc. M Jeffrey Reiter jeffrey.reiter@custombuildersmn.com 12383 - 234th St. Cold Spring, MN 56320 320.443.0107 custombuildersmn.com

Levee Park—Winona, MN

Le Sueur County, MN

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center—Austin, MN

Sibley Park—Mankato, MN

Franklin Rogers Park—Mankato, MN

East Medicine Lake Park—Plymouth, MN

Connecting the natural and built environment through sustainable design ISGInc.com

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Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category Construction, Contracting

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Custom Manufacturing Inc. M

Tina Forrest custom@inwave.com P.O. Box 279 Clinton, WI 53525 608.676.2282 custommfginc.com H+U Construction M E Nikki Rugh nrugh@hu-construction.com 5555 West 78th St., Suite A Minneapolis, MN 55439 612.438.0258 hu-construction.com

Kraus-Anderson M Eric Quam eric.quam@krausanderson.com 501 South 8th Str. Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.332.7281 krausanderson.com McKinstry M Ed Zepeda edz@mckinstry.com 1970 Oakcrest Ave. Suite 310 Roseville, MN 55113 612.269.8063 mckinstry.com RJM Construction M S E Brad Barickman brad.barickman@rjmconstruction.com 830 Boone Ave. N. Golden Valley, MN 55427 952.837.8600 rjmconstruction.com

Construction Management RJM Construction M S E Brad Barickman brad.barickman@rjmconstruction.com 830 Boone Ave. N. Golden Valley, MN 55427 952.837.8600 rjmconstruction.com

Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) Minneapolis Northwest Convention and Visitors Bureau M

Katie Langland katie@mplsnw.com 7100 Northland Circle N., Suite 102 Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.566.7722 mplsnw.com

we serve

communities

RJMConstruction.com

Construction management expertise to bring your vision to life

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Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category Fitness & Sports Equipment

Credit Unions

Flooring, Surfacing & Coatings

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Mark Hodowanic mhodowanic@hiway.org 840 Weminster St. Saint Paul, MN 55130 651.265.6133 hiway.org

Equipment Rental & Sales Ziegler CAT 901 W. 94th St. Minneapolis, MN 55420 800.352.2812 zieglercat.com

Exhibits iZone Imaging Brad Huckabay bhuckabay@izoneimaging.com 2526 Charter Oak Dr., Suite 100 Temple, TX 76502 888.464.9663; izoneimaging.com

Johnson Commercial M E Fitness Drew Wurst drew.wurst@johnsonfit.com 7585 Equitable Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952.500.0508 johnsonfitness.com/commercial Push Pedal Pull M E Chad Witt cwitt@pushpedalpull.com 14300 B - Buck Hill R. Burnsville, MN 55337 612.201.0879 Sports Technology Inc. Harlan Gallop sportstec@aol.com P.O. Box 27231 Golden Valley, MN 55427 763.546-0437 sportstechnologyinc.com pushpedalpull.com

FOR ALL YOUR COMMERCIAL FITNESS NEEDS New, Used, Refurbished & Remanufactured • COMPLIMENTARY SITE EVALUATIONS • CONSULTATIONS • 3D ROOM & LAYOUT DESIGN • TRADES WELCOME • EXPERT DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION • EXTENDED WARRANTY PLANS • PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE & SERVICE • FINANCING AND LEASE OPTIONS

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Hiller Commercial Floors Dave Bahr dbahr@hillercarpet.com 2909 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904 888.724.1766 hillercarpet.com

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SwedeBro E Cory Olson colson@swedebro.com 1409 159th Ave. N.E., Suite 3 Ham Lake, MN 55304 763.434.9237 swedebro.com

Flying Simulators M

FlyOver America M Jenna Humbert jhumbert@gmail.com 5120 Center Court Bloomington, MN 55425 651.495.5696 flyover-america.com

DREW WURST Senior Commercial Account Manager drew.wurst@johnsonfıt.com 952-500-0508

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Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category Furniture & Site Furnishings

Golf, Grounds & Irrigation Equipment

Graphic Design & Publications

Discount Playground Supply Mike Baker sales@discountplaygroundsupply.com P.O. Box 278 Simpsonville, SC 29681 888.760.2499 discountplaygroundsupply.com

MTI Distributing M Bill Brookhart bill.brookhart@mtidistributing.com 4830 Azelia Ave. N. Suite 100 Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.592.5634 mtidistributing.com

Pernsteiner Creative E Todd Pernsteiner todd@pernsteiner.com 5115 Excelsior Blvd., #433 St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952.841.1111 pernsteiner.com

Ziegler CAT 901 W. 94th St. Minneapolis, MN 55420 800.352.2812 zieglercat.com

Landscaping Supplies Rock Hard Landscape Supply

RJ Thomas / Pilot Rock Justin Jorgensen jjorgensen@rjthomas.com P.O. Box 946 Cherokee, IA 51012-0946 712.225.5115 pilotrock.com

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Kim Gaida-Wagener kgaida@rockhardmn.com 3600 Hwy 13 W. Burnsville, MN 55337 952.895.7408 rockhardmn.com

MAXXCLEAN Multi-Surface Cleaner and Sanitizer

Destroys 99.7% of all microbials! One application continues to destroy viruses, bacteria, mold and mildew for up to 4 weeks or more.

$249.95 per case Each case contains four 5 lb bags, enough to make 544 gallons SHIPS FREE IN THE LOWER 48 STATES!

LE AB I LL P LE AVAM U LTI S! R I N O LO C

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Park & Playground Parts • Supplies • Furnishings ONE SOURCE FOR • Replacement swing parts • Playground borders • Site furnishings: picnic tables, benches, grills, trash cans • Sports items: basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse • Dog Parks: waste products, agility equipment • And Much More!

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Call 888-760-2499

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Easy online ordering: www.discountplaygroundsupply.com 2021 Buyer’s Guide • MINNESOTA Recreation & Parks 17


Buyer’s Guide Yellow Pages - by Category Park, Recreation & Trail Planning Hoisington Koegler M Group Inc. Eric Blodgett eric@hkgi.com 123 N. 3rd St., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.338.0800 hkgi.com

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iZone Imaging Brad Huckabay bhuckabay@izoneimaging.com 2526 Charter Oak Dr., Suite 100 Temple, TX 76502 888.464.9663 izoneimaging.com

Playground Surfacing Safety First Playground Surfacing LLC Marissa Bauer

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31095 Baugh St. NW Princeton, MN 55371 320.493.11877 safetyfirstplayground.com

Sports Organizations Minnesota Twins M Peter Farley peterfarley@twinsbaseball.com 1 Twins Way Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.659.3583 twinsbaseball.com

Ski / Snowboard Area & Waterpark Wild Mountain M Claudia Alm claudia@wildmountain.com P.O. Box 235 Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651.465.6315 wildmountain.com

Two-Way Business Radios & Accessories Kenwood/WS Communications E

Printing & Mailing Services Nystrom Publishing M Company Gerry Nystrom gerry@nystrompublishing.com 9100 Cottonwood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.7900 nystrompublishing.com

Jason Murphy jmurphy@wscommunications.com 400 North Bluff Rd. Collinsville, IL 62234 618.344.1800 wscommunications.com

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Finding Grants to Support Your Existing and New Programs Compiled by Todd Pernsteiner, Pernsteiner Creative Group, Inc. and NRPA

With everything happening during the pandemic, communities across the country are coming up with unique ways to bring recreation, fitness, healthy living, and outdoor activities to residents. There’s one challenge…funding from in-person classes, camps, leagues and facility use has come to a grinding hault leaving many agencies to search for ways to fund current and future programming. This presents an immediate challenge – being creative when it comes to funding methods that will help keep your department ahead-of-the-game and engaged with your residents. A grant from a foundation or corporation might be the solution. We’ve compiled a list of potential grants that might apply to your programming and community outreach. While this is by no means a complete list, we hope this offers you some unique ideas of where you might find critical program dollars, and perhaps help you to brainstorm some new ways to operate through the shutdown.

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Landscape Structures has a page on their website dedicated to connecting you with playground funding partners. The page also includes information on how to write a playground grant that gets funded. For more information, visit https://www.playlsi.com/en/playgroundplanning-tools.

St. Croix Recreation has a page on their website dedicated to playground grants and funding options. For more information, visit https:// stcroixrec.com/minnesota-playground-grants/

Hiway Credit Union Foundation’s mission: Passionately providing resources to enhance the overall wellness of the community. Donation request forms must be submitted 4-6 weeks in advance of your event/project. Email foundation@hiway.org if you have questions or visit www.hiway.org/about/foundation for more information and details.

GameTime helps communities bring play to more children and families. They have compiled a list of local, regional, national and global funding sources to help you find the funds you need. With more than 30 pages of sources, including contact details, websites and grant and deadline information, GameTime’s Playground Funding Guide is a valuable part of any fundraising toolkit. Get more information at www.gametime.com/ resources/playground-funding-guide

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

The purpose of MHC’s Legacy Grants is to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources and to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation across the state. When Minnesota voters passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in 2008, the state legislature created the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (H.F. 1231), a portion of which was appropriated to the Minnesota Historical Society for history-related projects around the state. Eligible projects fall into three project categories: history projects, historic preservation projects, and structured grants. Find out more at www.mnhs.org/preservation/legacy-grants/ funded-projects. Deadlines for small grant applications are Friday, January 8, 2021 and Friday, April 9, 2021.

*NOTE: This list of grants and funding was compliled using information that was readily available online. MRPA, Pernsteiner Creative Group, and their partners and affiliates do not endorse nor guarantee availability any of the funding programs mentioned in this article.

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3M Foundation Grants

3M Foundation thrives to build inclusiveness, diversity and vibrancy in 3M communities. This is accomplished by supporting programs that assure access to basic needs, prepare youth for life-long success, increase access to quality and diverse arts opportunities, and contribute to global humanitarian relief efforts. The 3M grant cycle is August to November. Check their website at www.3m.com/3M/en_US/gives-us for more details.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs Short-Term Coronavirus Relief Fund Grants

The Minnesota Office of Justice Programs is offering a Request for Proposals to provide funding to address unforeseen financial needs and risks created by the COVID-19 public health emergency. This RFP will support: • Youth/young adult services (such as youth employment, out-of-school time activities, youth focused violence prevention/ intervention activities, mental health services, community healing activities). • Crime victim services (including addressing homelessness and risk of homelessness issues). • Community COVID responses. Funds are available for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency from September 1 through December 30, 2020 Learn more at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/ grants/Pages

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Find out more about the latest grant opportunities to help you in funding your playground project. PlayCore has curated a comprehensive funding guide that identifies grant opportunities that begin at the local community level, all the way to cities, states, and internationally. Learn more at www.playandpark. com/funding/grant-opportunities

McNight Foundation Vibrant & Equitable Communities Grants

Equity is one of the four core values in McKnight’s Strategic Framework. It is a value that we challenge ourselves to uphold in our internal policies and practices, and it is a value that guides the Foundation as we imagine the change we want to see in our broader society. This deeply held value anchors the Vibrant & Equitable Communities (V&EC) program and guides its core tenets, which we define as: • Power: Minnesota’s communities act, partner, plan, and lead us toward a more vibrant, equitable future for our state. • Prosperity: All Minnesotans have the resources they need to thrive. • Participation: Minnesotans build bridges across lines of difference, collectively solve problems, and cultivate equitable and economically vibrant communities. McKnight developed this program because we see equity as a powerful force multiplier that enriches the quality of life for all Minnesotans. We all benefit when we promote equitable opportunity and access for residents across Minnesota, especially those who have historically not fully shared in our state’s storied economic, educational, and civic success—such as Black Minnesotans, Indigenous communities, Minnesotans of color, and low-income Minnesotans. Learn more at www.mcknight.org/programs/ vibrant-and-equitable-communities

US Bank Community Possible Grant Program Through U.S. Bank’s Community Possible program we invest in the future by giving to organizations that focus on economic and workforce development, safe and affordable housing and communities connected through arts and culture. Upcoming US Bank category deadlines: • Play (Arts, culture and places to play) Accepting Applications: January 1-31 • Work (Workforce education and economic prosperity.) Accepting Applications: April 1-30 • Home (Neighborhood stability and revitalization.) Accepting Applications: July 1-31 Learn more at www.usbank.com/about-us-bank/ community/community-possible-grant-program

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Build it with Kaboom! Grants

Build it with KABOOM! pairs one of our dedicated funding partners with a community partner, that’s you, who then come together to plan and build a brand-new playground. Our community-built playgrounds generate a tangible, achievable win for your community, transforming your space into a great place to play for kids and families. Find more details at www.kaboom.org/grants.

Target Foundation Grants

The Target Foundation is committed to promoting racial equity in the Twin Cities region. Through our hometown program, the Target Foundation concentrates its investments in organizations working to address the specific systemic and structural barriers facing Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities. We do this in four priority areas: entrepreneurship and small business, workforce development, housing and asset building. The next grant cycle happens in 2021. Watch their website for details at https://corporate.target. com/corporate-responsibility/philanthropy/ Target-Foundation/hometown

Pool Safely Grant Program

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) will award up to $2 million in two-year grants through its Pool Safely Grant Program. The goal is to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The grant program is a part of CPSC’s campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. Applications were due by June 9, 2020, but keep this link handy to inquire about next year’s program - www.poolsafely.gov.

CAN’d Aid Crush It Grants

The CAN’d Aid Foundation accepts applications from communities, local organizations, and local government entities to help support recycling programs. The Foundation awards small grants to fund program expenses including signage and education, and also provides in-kind recycling tents, bins, and training on waste management. The typical award amount is $5,000. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more and apply at www.candaid.org.


The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Grant Program

Municipal entities, local nonprofits, and public schools are eligible to apply to support the planting of fruitful trees and plants to alleviate hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the environment. Trees can be planted at community gardens, city parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, schools, and more. The Foundation provides trees and shrubs, equipment, onsite orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Learn more at www.ftpf.org/apply

The Allstate Foundation

The Allstate Foundation provides grants to local Allstate insurance agency owners. They strive to empower owners to give back to their local communities and support the causes closest to their hearts. That’s why the invitationonly Helping Hands Grant program supports organizations they’re already passionate about. Those who volunteer four to sixteen hours with an organization can earn $500 or $1,000 to support the cause. Learn more at www.allstatefoundation.org/what-we-do. Tip: You may want to contact your local Allstate office to see if they know about the Helping Hands grant program and are open to assisting with one of your community programs.

Waste Management Charitable Giving

Waste Management offers charitable gifts to promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization. Waste Management primarily supports environmental initiatives, including promoting parklands and green spaces for people to enjoy and play, and environmental education initiatives targeted at middle and high school students. Eligible entities include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and public organizations. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more and apply at www.wm.com/about/ community/charitable-giving

American Academy of Dermatology Association Shade Structure Grant Program

Baseball Tomorrow Fund/ Major League Baseball Field Maintenance Education Program

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program – Rural Communities

Lisa Libraries Grant Program

The AAD Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure. Learn more at www.aad.org/member/career/volunteer/ shade.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides grants, low-interest direct loans, and/or combinations of the two to develop essential community facilities in rural areas, including public facilities, community support services, and local food systems such as community gardens and food hubs. Public entities, nonprofit organizations, and tribal entities in rural communities are eligible to apply. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services.

State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grants

State Farm makes it their business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities across the United States. Through their company grants, they focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development. Strong neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong society. State Farm is committed to maintaining the vibrancy of communities by assisting programs conducted by municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with the State Farm® charitable focuses - including neighborhood revitalization. Learn more at www.statefarm.com/about-us/communityinvolvement.

This program provides the opportunity for MLB groundskeepers to share tips and techniques with other professional sports turf managers, coaches, parents and volunteers who are involved in the maintenance of youth baseball and softball fields. In conjunction with the clinics, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund awards a $10,000 grant to a local organization selected by the participating Club. The grant funds are used for the purchase of field maintenance supplies, equipment or services. Learn more at www.mlb. com/baseball-tomorrow-fund/how-to-apply

Nonprofit organizations that serve low-income or underserved areas are eligible to apply for in-kind donations from The Lisa Libraries. Lisa Libraries provides donations of free books for community facilities to host their own small libraries or operate programs were children can take the book home. While book donations are free, The Lisa Libraries requests that recipients cover the shipping and handling costs, which are based on the destination and quantity of books. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more and apply at www.lisalibraries.org/ need-books.

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

The National Park Service has announced the opening of the application process for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP), a nationally competitive grant program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The ORLP offers grants specifically to help create and improve state and local parks and other outdoor recreation areas particularly in under-served communities. A total of $40 million of funding is available. Applications are due by July 10. Learn more and apply at www.cityparksalliance.org/ funding/grant-opportunities

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Keep America Beautiful’s Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund

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Keep America Beautiful’s Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund benefits Keep America Beautiful Affiliates that serve communities directly affected by natural and environmental disasters. The fund provides immediate and long-term support for initial and ongoing cleanup efforts and helps rebuild vital public spaces: parks, greenways, community gateways, Main Street/ downtown areas, open spaces and more. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply.

USTA Facility Services Program The United States Tennis Association (USTA) offers business development, advocacy, technical, and financial support to improve or construct tennis facilities across the country. In addition, each applicant will be appointed a project consultant from the USTA National staff who will deliver personalized support and service. Service applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at www.usta.com, search for “grants” in the search box.

The Campbell Soup Foundation focuses its giving on three strategic areas: increasing access to healthy food; encouraging healthy living through nutrition education and physical activity; and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods by transforming the physical spaces where people live, learn, and play. Learn more at campbellsoupcompany.com/about-campbell

National Recreation Foundation Grants

The National Recreation Foundation has made annual grants since its inception as a foundation in 1965. With a focus on youth development through recreation, grants generally are awarded through one of three grant programs: Trustee Grants, Special Grants and Impact Grants. Every year, each member of the Board of Trustees is invited to recommend a program he or she believes fulfills the mission of the National Recreation Foundation. Learn more at www. nationalrecreationfoundation.org/our-grants

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Quality of Life Grants As a pillar of the Paralysis Resource Center, the Quality of Life Grants Program, pioneered by the late Dana Reeve, impacts and empowers people living with paralysis, their families and caregivers by providing grants to nonprofit organizations whose projects and initiatives foster inclusion, involvement and community engagement, while promoting health and wellness for those affected by paralysis in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Learn more at christopherreeve.org/get-support

Walmart Foundation Grants

Together, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation generally provide more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind to support programs that align with their philanthropic priorities They work closely with grantees to address large scale environmental and social challenges in three priority areas: creating economic opportunity; enhancing sustainability in supply chains; and strengthening community. Learn more at www.walmart.org/how-we-give

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Finding Independent Fundraising Research Resources By National Recreation and Park Association When looking for funding and grants, there are many resources available on the Internet. Below are just a few suggestions on where to start your research. 1. Foundation Center: Provides both training and research information on corporate and foundation grant programs. The grants database is a collection of thousands of grants. 2. Guidestar: An excellent source of IRS 990 forms for foundations and other nonprofit organizations. 3. Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Chronicle is a newspaper for nonprofit news publishing, fundraising trends, resources, and recent grants. 4. NRPA’s Crowdfunding Toolkit

6. Hoovers: Profiles millions of U.S. companies. It is a great source for employee contact information. 7. Fortune magazine: A resource for identifying companies by state and industry. 8. Leadership Directories 9. Google, Yahoo Finance, and other general search engines. 10. Newspapers and magazines like the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, New York Times. Learn more about NRPA’s grant and fundraising resources at www.nrpa.org/our-work/GrantFundraising-Resources

5. Nonprofit Times: Nonprofit management newspaper.

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The Grants.gov program is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget. The office delivers a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. The Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs for federal grant-making agencies. You can now search and submit for grants on-the-go with the Grants.gov Mobile App. The initiative also has a Grants 101 program to learn more about the grant lifecycle as well as a getting started checklist. Learn more about the App and programs at www.grants.gov


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