St. Cloud RiverWalk: Master Plan

St. Cloud RiverWalk: Master Plan


City of St. Cloud, Minnesota


13.7 acres


2021 Merit Award for Design (Unbuilt) - ASLA Minnesota Chapter

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St. Cloud RiverWalk: Master Plan

St. Cloud, Minnesota


Reconnecting St. Cloud to the Mississippi River, this new RiverWalk is envisioned to enhance the river’s ecosystem - providing access to view and experience the river while also becoming a catalyst for adjacent urban development.

Confluence led project partners through an extensive public engagement process, which transformed the initial vision of a simple riverfront trail into an integrated linear park system. The multi-phased project features a bio-stabilized shoreline, extended regional trail connections with separate lanes for pedestrians and cyclists, a community amphitheater, and numerous recreational opportunities including sledding, ice skating, canoeing, fishing and swimming.

The RiverWalk Master Plan builds upon the planning principles outlined in the St. Cloud Urban Area Mississippi River Corridor Plan, and was created to propel civic pride through the creation of a dynamic new destination park.