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Above the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting

Ann Calvert of the city of Minneapolis and Kate Lamers of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will discuss the UHT project, and there will be updates on other river area projects.


Water Works Park: Design Presentation & Open House

The open house will begin at 6pm and be preceded by a walking tour of the Water Works site at 5:30. Following the tour, the meeting will proceed with a presentation by Park Board and Parks Foundation staff and design team members, followed by one-on-one discussion and opportunities to comment on the designs.


Next Generation of Parks

Join us for an exciting discussion about the importance of play in a child’s development with Janet Lansbury. We’ll talk about “Celebrating Play” and inspire parents, grandparents, and child-carers of all kinds to embrace the joys and benefits of encouraging self-directed exploration of the great outdoors among children. Lansbury’s insights into un-structuring play will open up even greater opportunities for learning, joy and connection, whether it’s in your backyard, neighborhood park, or more natural areas near or far.


Updates from MRP.
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Tales from the Underground: Presentation and Q&A - At our RiverMatters panel discussion in April, Tales from the Underground, we had three invited guests talk about redeveloping contaminated soil in Minneapolis and across the state. If you missed the presentation or are interested in learning more, you can download the presentation below: Download the presentation (.pdf file, 5 MB) We also took questions from the audience, and a selection of those ...
Tom Meyer’s Vision for the River - Tom Meyer’s desk has a view of St. Anthony Falls that commands your gaze, that grabs you and makes you pay attention. From eight stories up, above the Mill City Museum, it’s a sprawling look at the entire Central Riverfront, one which Meyer used to have to explore abandoned ruins to see. An architect by trade and founding principal of ...
RiverMatters: Tales from the underground - What's lurking in the soil underneath former industrial sites along our riverfront, and how can we effectively redevelop these sites? Come join us for our next RiverMatters discussion on Tuesday, April 18.
St. Anthony Falls: Audience Q&A - At our recent Water Over the Dam panel discussion, we had four invited guests talk about St. Anthony Falls. We also took questions from the audience, and a selection of those follows: Q: What is the thought of completely removing the dam and going back to the natural aesthetic of the falls? Dan Dressler: Being a park ranger and not an engineer, I ...