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Get To Know Your River–Shape Its Future

August 3, 2011Patrick NunnallyProgram & Announcements, UncategorizedComments Off on Get To Know Your River–Shape Its Future

Two GREAT opportunities coming up this Thursday, August 4 in Minneapolis!

Riding The Northside Riverfront
August 4, 5:00-6:45
Departs Farview Park, 29th Ave. N. and Lyndale, Minneapolis

Minneapolis Bike Ambassadors will join us on this bike ride from Farview Park to the Mississippi, up to North Mississippi Regional Park, and back to Farview by 6:45.

Registration is free, but is required.  Register here.

Please bring your bicycle and helmet.
Need a bike? Check out a NiceRideMN bike at 26th Avenue North and Lyndale (credit card needed).
Minneapolis Bike Ambassadors will bring some helmets to borrow.
People under 18 will need a guardian’s signature.

Great River Outings are a new series of North and Northeast Minneapolis tours highlighting destinations on our Mississippi riverfront “Above the Falls.”

Questions? Email, or call Cordelia at 612-465-8780 x212

After the ride, join the public discussion on the riverfront’s future at Farview Park!

You’re encouraged to find out more about RiverFIRST, 7-9:00PM this Thursday, August 4, at our next community meeting, where we’ll also ask you to share your thoughts about why the river is important and what should come next. (Map and directions) Folks from the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership and the City of Minneapolis will also present and be available for questions.

Farview Park is one of the oldest parks in Minneapolis, situated atop what is considered the high point in the city. Today, you can still enjoy panoramic views of the Minneapolis skyline, as well as the Mississippi River, only a short distance to the east.  But Interstate 94 cuts off access to the river from this great park--is it possible to rejoin river and city?

Come find out and share your ideas!

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