Project Background

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WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

This short survey consists of twenty questions soliciting input on four concepts for the redesign of the St. Cloud RiverWalk. Insight from this survey, along with other forms of community input, will help to develop a community-driven plan for the St. Cloud RiverWalk.



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St. Cloud RiverWalk Project Overview:

The St. Cloud RiverWalk project presents an opportunity for the community to continue the vision of reconnecting to the Mississippi River. The RiverWalk has great potential to become a linear park system for passive and active recreation, link two of central Minnesota's largest employers (St. Cloud State University and CentraCare), downtown St. Cloud, Hester Park, and the future Wobegon Trail. The RiverWalk is envisioned to serve as a regional destination accommodating active recreation and community events. Additionally, restoring shoreline habitat, erosion, and access to the water will improve fishing and recreation opportunities. Finally, the RiverWalk project provides an opportunity to downsize 5th Avenue North, reconstruct adjacent public infrastructure, and spawn interest in adjacent urban development.
St. Cloud RiverWalk Guiding Principles:

1. RE-CONNECT
St. Cloud to the Mississippi River. Enhance the River's ECOSYSTEM. Cleanse runoff before it enters the River. Provide opportunities to ACCESS, VIEW, EXPERIENCE, + TOUCH the Mississippi River. EDUCATION - living laboratory.


2. Use the Mississippi River as a CATALYST for urban re-development that supports a sustainable LIVE, WORK, + PLAY balance near downtown. "Front doors" toward the River. Maximize views and access to the River. ACTIVATE the River's edge for people and nature.

3. Propel civic pride with a dynamic "ONLY IN ST. CLOUD" park that will attract visitors, businesses, and new residents. Use materials native to Granite City. UNIQUE + CONTEMPORARY amenities. Identifiable BRAND.

4. Strengthen the COMMUNITY by creating year-round activities and programming that CELEBRATE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. Activate riverfront fostering HEALTH OF RESIDENTS in all the seasons. Focus on food + beverage, rentals and events. CONNECT ALL CITIZENS and celebrate cultures.
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