Project Location

Mississippi Gorge Regional Park
Approx. 132 acres of land area flanking both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River, from just south of Bridge No. 9 to the north edge of Minnehaha Regional Park.

Project Manager

Ellen Kennedy

clean water land & legacy amendment

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Language Resources

Correo Electró

Key Documents

Online Survey

CAC Roster [PDF]

Recreation Trends [PDF]


Current Phase: Research and Development

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Project Milestones

Spring 2018

  • Consultant selection
  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC) application process
  • Project start-up
  • Park survey, inventory, and analysis
  • Rehabilitation discussion and rehabilitation project selection

Summer 2018

  • Community visioning for park-wide amenities and discussion of park needs
  • Development of park concept plans
  • Community discussion about concept plans and regional park vision
  • Design and construction documents for rehabilitation projects

Fall 2018

  • Draft Mississippi Gorge Regional Park Master Plan document
  • Community comments on the document
  • Revision and finalization of the Mississippi Gorge Regional Park Master Plan document
  • Bidding process for rehabilitation construction projects

Winter 2018

  • Final adoption of Mississippi Gorge Regional Park Master Plan document by MPRB Commissioners

Spring 2019

  • Begin rehabilitation construction projects

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Funding, Timeline, and Master Plan Phases

Because this project has $250,000 in state Parks and Trails Legacy Fund dollars for master planning the Mississippi Gorge Regional Park and $2,108,000 in state Parks and Trails Legacy Fund dollars that have been slated for use at Bohemian Flats/Lower Riverside, all of which will expire June 30, 2019, the master planning process will run as follows:

Bohemian Flats/Lower Riverside will be the earliest focus of 2018 and following CAC identification of prioritized rehabilitation projects for this area, Phase I rehabilitation construction projects for Bohemian Flats/Lower Riverside will run concurrent with master planning for the areas of Bohemian Flats/Lower Riverside unaddressed through rehabilitation projects, as well as the rest of the Mississippi Gorge Regional Park. Per funding requirements, all master planning must be completed by June 30, 2019.

It is expected that the Mississippi Gorge Master Plan will come before the board in a public hearing and for approval toward the end of 2018. After a public hearing and full MPRB Board approval of the plan and CAC recommendations, the consultant will finalize the document for submission to the Metropolitan Council. The consultant will also provide an accessible copy of the document to be posted on the MPRB website. Phase II construction, which could include more rehabilitation or specialized work, is expected to begin in 2019. The Master Plan will inform the activities that will be included in Phase II construction and provide priorities for future projects.