Project Location

Above the Falls Regional Park
East and West banks of the Mississippi River between Plymouth Avenue North & Camden Bridges

Project Manager

Cliff Swenson
Phone: 612-230-6473

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Language Resources

Correo Electró

Key Documents

Trail Map [JPG]

Community Engagement Plan [PDF]


Current Phase: Schematic Design
Construction: May 2016

What's New


Project Milestones

May 15, 2016

  • Trail construction begins, weather permitting

January 15, 2016

  • Project bid for construction

September 30, 2015

  • Federal funding expires if project has not been authorized by MnDOT

September 1, 2015

  • MnDOT completes project review and authorizes project for bidding

July 1, 2015

  • Construction documents complete. Acquisitions complete and easements are in place. Final submission to MnDOT

Project History

March 1, 2015

  • Permits sought

February 18, 2014

December 3, 2014

December 4, 2014

  • Preparation of construction documents and MnDOT reviews begin

November 7, 2014

October 28, 2014

  • Community meeting #3

October 7, 2014

  • Community meeting #2

September 16, 2014

  • Community meeting #1

September 5, 2014

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Community Engagement Plan

Past Meetings

All meetings were held from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters.

November 19, 2014 - Public Hearing 

October 28, 2014 - Meeting #3 Summary

October 7, 2014 - Meeting #2 Summary

September 16, 2014 - Meeting #1 Summary

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New bicycle and pedestrian trails will be constructed in northeast Minneapolis along the east bank of the Mississippi River from the Plymouth Avenue Bridge to Marshall Street NE at the BNSF railroad bridge. Planning will begin in September 2014, with construction in 2016.

The trails will provide one segment in the series of trail loops envisioned by RiverFIRST linking the east and west banks of Mississippi and providing access to the river for adjacent neighborhoods. The trail(s) will cross the Scherer site, Graco property, and Sheridan Memorial Park.


The MPRB was awarded $1.0 million in federal funding through the Transportation, Community and System Preservation program in 2012 for .75 miles of new off-street trails along the east bank of the Mississippi in the Above the Falls (ATF) Regional Park. Metropolitan Council Regional Park Operations and Maintenance Funds from Lottery in Lieu Proceeds will provide the required local construction match and project planning costs.


The scope of the project includes "trail design and construction, including lighting, signage, wayfinding, water quality improvements, and landscape appropriate to this international migratory bird flyway, Minnesota National River Recreation Area and state Mississippi River Critical Area." The trails will be designed to meet current MPRB and federal standards.

Miscellaneous Photos, Maps and Plans