Project Location

Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park

East and West banks of the Mississippi River between Plymouth Avenue North & 35W bridges
Father Hennepin Bluff Park

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Project Manager

Kelly Wilcox
Phone: 612-499-9214

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Language Resources

Correo Electró


Current Phase: Pre-Design
Construction Time Frame: August – December 2019

Public hearing scheduled June 12

Hearing begins at 6:30 pm in Board Room at Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters

Five events planned over next 10 days to gather input on upcoming improvements at Father Hennepin Bluff Park

Public meetings include unique opportunity to learn Indigenous history at Native American Listening Session

New project will improve conditions at Father Hennepin Bluff Park

$1 million project aims to improve park circulation and connections to surrounding neighborhood

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Upcoming Meetings

Father Hennepin Bluff Park Improvement Public Hearing
Wed, Jun 12, 2019 6:30pm @ Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Headquarters
Public hearing on improvements planned at Father Hennepin Bluff Park

Father Hennepin Bluff Park History

In 2016 the MPRB approved the Central Riverfront Master plan. The purpose of the Master Plan is to provide guidance on the redevelopment and enhancement of existing facilities and resources thatendeavors to create: ‘a regional park that will connect people to the Mississippi River, restore and enhance natural resources, reveal and interpret past and present nature and culture, engage visitors and adapt to changing social, economic and ecological realities.’ MPRB and Metropolitan Council have dedicated $1M to phase 1 improvements and rehabilitation for Hennepin Bluff Park. Phase 1 will be dedicated to improvements that were identified in the master plan for the upper portion of Father Hennepin Bluff Park.