“In the end, we are what we do to change who we are,” Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan poet wrote. Minneapolis’ park system is among the top three in the nation and parks have been crucial to well-being and mental health during the pandemic. Painter Park’s basketball court was full of people in the afternoon of June 3. Some were playing, others were spectators. Opportunities to bring diverse people together over shared interests are crucial for difficult conversations to happen and for humanity to shine.