Wouldn’t it be great to get the whole family together for a reunion next Fourth of July. Or think how beautiful a garden wedding would be next June? It may seem like a long ways off , but really this is the perfect time to start planning your summer get together. At the very least, start thinking about dates. Because starting January 3, 2011, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will start taking reservations for next summer. They have 17 picnic areas perfect for small family gatherings or large company events. And if a wedding is in your family’s future, the Park Board has some fantastic venues for both weddings and receptions. Imagine waterfalls, gardens or even modern sculpture as a backdrop for your big day. With more than two dozen unique and affordable wedding venues, the time to start planning is now! We’ve got The Goods on the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation many locations for picnics and special events.