Riverfront Vitality

Historic Resources of the Upper River

The Central Riverfront is well known for its historic resources: the Stone Arch Bridge, the historic flour mills. But what about the Upper River? We’ve found a few historic resources to keep an eye on as redevelopment unfolds – and no doubt this is just the beginning.

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Riverfront Features


Parks of Minneapolis’ Upper Riverfront

In recent years, more and more of Minneapolis’ Upper River has transitioned to be parkland.  But what are these new parks?  Take a quick tour of the parks of the Upper Mississippi River with us!


Ranger Kathy at Meeker Island Dam (Credit - MNRRA)

The National Park Service introduces kids and their families to the Mississippi River

While Minneapolis may have a park running through the city’s core, it has varying degrees of use by area residents. MRP took a few minutes with Dave Wiggins, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area to learn more about programs that engage youth and their families in Minneapolis’ national treasure.

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