Water Works Park Vision Presentation and Public Open House
October 23, 6:00pm-7:30pm, at the Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street South
It’s been more than 50 years since the Mississippi River thundered through the 34-ft deep and 50-ft wide “great canal,” a feat of engineering that made Minneapolis the world’s milling powerhouse over 100 years ago. Now in the 21st century, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation (MPF) has underwritten the creation of a new vision for excavating and experiencing the historic canal, the prominent feature in an experiential future Water Works park.
MPF and the Park Board invite the public to see the Water Works design and meet the designers on Thursday, October 23, when MPF also will officially debut a 3D flythrough animation of the future park. Water Works is a Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board-owned site located on the Mississippi River adjacent to its only true waterfall – St. Anthony Falls. It is also on the edge of downtown Minneapolis within both a growing mixed-use neighborhood and the St. Anthony Falls Heritage District. The area has long been significant to First Nations, and, because of its milling past, has several important historic features.
For more information on these presentations: http://mplsparksfoundation.org/2014/10/14/mpf-to-present-vision-for-water-works-park-to-minneapolis-park-recreation-board-october-22/.
For more on the Water Works park process and to subscribe to news about the project, please visit http://mplsparksfoundation.org/category/projects/water-works.
Major funding for the Water Works design project is provided by Pentair Foundation, St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board and General Mills Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation and many generous individuals.