THREE STREAMS: RIVERFIRST
RiverFirst is a dynamic, three-part strategy for creating new parks along the Upper Riverfront:
The overarching vision, guiding principles and implementation framework.
An inter-agency effort to realize the RiverFirst Vision through collaboration among three managing partners with multiple public, private and community participants.
The parks-based and related development projects identified in the RiverFirst Vision for short- or long-term implementation, as well as concurrent or future projects that meet the design criteria outlined in the Vision.
- 5.5 miles of the upper Mississippi River.
- 11 miles of “America’s fourth coast,” plus adjoining neighborhoods.
- 8 interconnected riverfront parks-based projects, which will connect with
6 regional or national parks, trails or byways.
- 5 years to priority project completion (projected), 2012-2016.