Minnesota Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA-MN) is a professional networking and mentoring forum that supports Minnesota women in landscape architecture including long-time practitioners, young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and women considering the profession.

To get involved or learn more about WILA-MN you can contact Joan Nelson-MacLeod at 612.332.7522 or jmacleod@damonfarber.com

Park + Play

WILA MN is proud to announce the beginning of a great adventure. WILA PARK + PLAY is a new group for women in design and their little ones. WILA PARK + PLAY will kick off this season with six “play” dates at parks across the metro area. Moms are encouraged to bring their children, of all ages, to join the group for a few hours of free-play for the kids, and comradery for the moms. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow working mothers and experience a variety of popular, kid-friendly parks designed by some of the best Landscape Architects in the Twin Cities. Events will be held on Saturday mornings (rain or shine) from 9-11 am. WILA sponsors will provide coffee; please join us for the fun – all moms are welcome!

Dates and Venues:
May 16 - Minnehaha Park Wabun playground - click  here for map
June 20 - Tamarack Nature Center Discovery Hollow and Garden (10am-12pm)
July 18 - Elm Creek Park Reserve Play Area
August 15 - Silverwood Park
September 19 - Harriet Island playground
October 17 - Hyland Play Area at Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Learn more


WILA – MN Spring Event

Thursday May 28th 5:30- 8:30 PM

We will be meeting at
The Beez Kneez
2204 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

Light Refreshments and honey tasting!

Come hear about the work and advocacy that owner Kristy Allen has been creating in the Seward Neighborhood to Revive the Hive for Healthy Bees and Healthy Lives

And DISCOVER the artful willow play structures created by Kelly English of CHEERIUP

Students: $5
Professionals: $10 by May 26 ▪ $15 afterwards

Register online