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Water Works construction begins, section of West River Parkway scheduled to close July 29

Construction has begun on Water Works, a new downtown riverfront park project within Mill Ruins Park!

Construction Anticipated in June/July, 2019

Due to a tight construction market, staff are rebidding the Water Works project in the spring of 2019.

Attend Open House at Mill City Museum on September 27

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Minneapolis Parks Foundation invite the public to view and comment on the design progress of Water Works at an open house scheduled Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 6-8 pm at Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd St. 

Water Works update: first stage of construction work planned for summer/fall 2018.

Excavation and masonry rehabilitation may begin soon at the future site of Water Works.

Water Works update: schematic design approved; partnership with The Sioux Chef formalized with Letter of Intent

Nov. 29 Board actions set stage for 2018 groundbreaking The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MRPB) marked another important milestone in the Water Works riverfront park project yesterday, when MPRB Commissioners approved phase 1 schematic design and a Letter of Intent (LOI) with The Sioux Chef. These actions ensure that Water Works stays on course for its anticipated […]

Attend November 9 Open House for update on Water Works project

Open House planned to discuss progression of project design, programming, food vendor and schedule The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hosting an open house to give an update on the Water Works project on Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-8 pm at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St. At 6:15 pm, members of the Water […]

Water Works construction update: selective deconstruction of Fuji Ya building has begun

Selective deconstruction and archival documentation has begun at the former Fuji Ya restaurant site Work has begun on repurposing the site of the former Fuji Ya restaurant building at 420 1st St. S into a new indoor park pavilion featuring a riverfront restaurant and food service venue run by The Sioux Chef. Careful deconstruction of […]

Water Works design concept adopted by Board of Commissioners

On Wednesday, June 28, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners voted to adopt the Water Works design concept.  In May, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, together with the MPRB, brought forward a dramatic — and now definitive — design concept for the Water Works project that will embed a new, indoor park pavilion […]

Public hearing on Water Works design concept set for June 7

MPRB Commissioners will consider revised Water Works “Mezzanine Phase” concept after 6:30 pm public hearing The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is holding a public hearing on the proposed concept design of the Water Works Mezzanine Phase on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road. Water Works is a […]

Water Works Concept Design – Online Survey

We invite community members to take the Water Works concept revision online survey. The survey will be open through Sunday, May 21.  Survey results as well as information from other engagement efforts will be posted on the project website.