Project Location

Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park

Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park encompasses the east and west banks of the Mississippi River between Plymouth Avenue I-35W, including Father Hennepin Bluff Park, which is located on the east bank between the Stone Arch Bridge and 3rd Avenue SE.

Father Hennepin Bluff Park

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Project Managers

Jon Duesman
Phone: 612-230-6471
Email: jduesman@minneapolisparks.org

Dana Murdoch
Phone: 612-230-6446
Email: dmurdoch@minneapolisparks.org

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Language Resources

Correo Electrónicopreguntas@minneapolisparks.org Emailsuaalo@minneapolisparks.org

Status

Current Phase: Design
Construction: Fall 2020-Summer 2021

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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Father Hennepin Bluff Park History


In 2016 the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan. The purpose of the Master Plan is to provide guidance on the redevelopment and enhancement of existing facilities and resources that endeavors 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.”

The Metropolitan Council Regional Park Operation & Maintenance Fund directed $1.38 million to improvements at Father Hennepin Bluff Park. This project funding addresses improvements identified in the master plan for the upper portion of Father Hennepin Bluff Park.