By advancing 3 major capital projects along the Mississippi River, the Great River Passage will foster environmental stewardship, community health and economic development.

The Great River Passage is a public/private partnership that envisions St. Paul as The River Capital, bringing the river back to the center of public life to live not just by—but with—the river.

The River Learning Center is a mixed-use, river-focused space and a National Park Service Headquarters, serving as a national gateway to the Mississippi River with year-round river learning and outdoor recreation experiences on and along St. Paul’s river.

The River Balcony is a 1.5-mile promenade connecting a series of public spaces, civic landmarks and development sites along downtown St. Paul’s river bluff, creating a vibrant riverfront and stimulating economic development downtown.

The East Side River District is a dynamic urban landscape where historically incompatible uses can comfortably coexist to reveal the complex systems and stories of the area; heal a compromised landscape, connect to and throughout the area, and protect sacred and significant Dakota sites.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Waterfront / Waterway
Status Advocacy & Design
Opening TBD
Design Team To be determined

Great River Passage Conservancy in partnership with the City of Saint Paul

Project Leader Laura Bray

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