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Downtown River Greenway
City of Sioux Falls Park and Recreation
3.4-acres / Phase I $4.7M / Phase II $3.7M
2015 Honor Award - Design: Great Plains ASLA
2013 Excellence in Ready Mixed Concrete Award: South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association (Phase 2)
2013 Mayor’s Sioux Falls Beautiful Award
2012 Excellence in Ready Mixed Concrete Award: South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association
2012 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award: Eastern Chapter, South Dakota Engineering Society
2007 Merit Award-Planning: Great Plains ASLA
"Confluence has been a great partner during the master planning, design and various implementation phases of the Downtown River Greenway since 2006. This public investment has been a catalyst for over $125 million in private redevelopment along the river corridor to date, with more to come as new phases are built."
Mike Cooper / Former City Planner Director, City of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
With the intent to enhance the Downtown Sioux Falls bike trail and greenway, the City recognized the need to create an attractive recreational destination while catalyzing economic development opportunities along the Sioux River corridor.
The Sioux Falls bike trail and greenway was established in 1975 with the completion of the original Greenway Master Plan. In 2004, Confluence provided the City with an update to the existing Greenway and Riverfront Master Plan - including a feasibility study for the Downtown section of the plan. As part of this planning process, we worked closely with public and private stakeholders, including three major redevelopment projects, to identify issues and to build consensus for a unified vision.
The implementation phases that followed have greatly enhanced entertainment and recreation opportunities within Downtown and have created important infrastructure and stimulus for private riverfront redevelopment - creating a lively and vibrant pedestrian-friendly linear amenity.