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Great Northern Greenway River Link: Check out draft designs on Nov. 14

Stop by the open house event anytime from 6 to 8pm

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on November 14 to check out draft designs for the Great Northern Greenway River Link, a RiverFirst signature project also known as the 26th Ave N Overlook.

Wednesday, November 14, 6pm to 8pm – drop-in to this open-house event anytime (there is no formal presentation)

Farview Recreation Center
621 N 29th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411


  • Review changes in design options based on updated site and project information
  • Meet Minneapolis Park Board project management staff and the design team
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Families welcome!

About the 26th Avenue North Overlook
This project, also called the Great Northern Greenway River Link is a major step in transforming the river corridor through North Minneapolis into public parkland, parkway, and trails. The overlook is located at the east end of the recently completed 26th Ave North Greenway, which connects the Grand Rounds at Theodore Wirth Regional Park with the Mississippi River through the heart of North Minneapolis neighborhoods.

The 26th Avenue North Overlook will celebrate the Greenway’s link to the river with a small but compelling public space that is now an unsightly, inaccessible dead-end street, where dense vegetation and a chain link fence blocks the river.

With a budget of $1 million, the project scope includes shoreline rehabilitation and a river overlook with inventive approaches to lighting, furniture, and art. A broader vision for the area includes connections to downtown and the West River trails, and new parks stretching north and south along the riverfront.

Find out more about the Great Northern Greenway River Link project.

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