View and comment on the Central Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan, through January 18, 2015

December 8, 2014 by Janette Law

Our friends at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have opened up the  public comment period on the Draft Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park (proposed renaming to St. Anthony Falls Regional Park) Master Plan, of which the future park at the Water Works site is a part. You can comment through January 18, 2015.

Once approved, the master plan will guide park investment along both sides of the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls for years to come. The draft plan is the result of a 16 month process that included 12 meetings of a Community Advisory Committee, 10 meetings of a Technical Advisory Committee, three community open houses, an online survey, and one-on-one conversations with residents. Water Works was one of the featured sites throughout this process.

Based on comments received from the public, the draft plan will be revised and presented to the Board of Commissioners for a public hearing and approval in early 2015.

View the Plan

You can download the draft plan or find it in hard copy at these Minneapolis locations:

  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters – 2117 West River Road N
  • Mill City Museum – 704 South 2nd St
  • Logan Park Recreation Center – 690 13th Ave NE

To Comment

You can comment online or submit your comments by mail to:

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Attn: Tyler Pederson
2117 West River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Submit a comment by phone or e-mail to Tyler Pederson, at 612-499-9084 or

Featured image courtesy MPRB

2 Responses to View and comment on the Central Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan, through January 18, 2015

  1. Brian Ohana says:

    I do have a safety concern for 1st street south. Having that as the central entrance hub is great. However today ir is a twice hourly home of fast moving postal trucks coming off of 35W. I hope these trucks can be rerouted by turning south 1st street into a 1way or parkway between 3rd and 5th ave.

    Families and visitors will enjoy the added safety not to mention keeping that road safe for the new residents of the memory care building going on the corner of 5th Ave and 2nd street

  2. Jason K says:

    Well it looks like I missed the cut-off for commenting. I hope committee oversight will be able to keep budgeting on-track for the Riverfront project.

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