Northside walk to the river

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Folwell Recreation Center, 1615 N Dowling Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55412
N Dowling Avenue sidewalk three blocks from the river

Can you tell the river is in the background, just three blocks from this intersection?
While many other parts of the city connect to the river via bike and pedestrian-friendly paths, one of the most direct paths to future riverfront parkland in North Minneapolis is this one from Dowling Avenue, where residents travel along the uneven concrete near fast and busy traffic on its way to Interstate 94, which runs below.

Calling all Northsiders!

Join your neighbors, elected officials, city and park board staff, and FMR to walk and talk about the future of Dowling between the Mighty Mississippi and Lyndale Avenue North in Minneapolis. This Dowling Avenue path to the river is currently the only direct route to the Upper Harbor Terminal, soon to be redeveloped to potentially feature a riverfront concert venue, new bike trails, and more.

For a year and a half, FMR has been collecting residents' concerns and ideas to improve this connection to the river. We'll bring that information and look forward to your new insights and ideas about how to make walking and biking to the river easier and more enjoyable.

More details to come! But, for now, please register below and begin to invite your friends and neighbors. There will be food, fun and hopefully a bit of sun! All are welcome. Due to the nature of this event, full participation involves walking or otherwise traveling half of a mile outdoors along N Dowling Avenue. A school bus will be provided to transport attendees between Folwell Park and the walk start/end. Additionally, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you have any concerns or require additional accommodations, please reach out to Alicia at auzarek@fmr.org or 651.222.2193 x29 asap.

Can't make it September 12?
Another Northside walk to the river is scheduled for September 21

Partners: 
Funding for this project is provided by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Other partners include the city of Minneapolis & Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.