James Rice Park Community Meeting

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Pryes Brewing Company, Minneapolis
Volunteer plants a tree at James Rice Park

A volunteer plants a tree at James Rice Park in 2021, during the first phase of restoration at this site.

Join FMR and the North Loop Neighborhood Association (NLNA) for a presentation of a five-year plan for the management of the natural areas at James Rice Park. This riverside park, located along the Mississippi between the Plymouth Avenue Bridge and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge on West River Parkway, is a space with a lot of potential for restoration and community access.

The park contains a variety of walking and biking paths, picnic areas, parking, a playground and forested natural areas. Currently, the park is dominated by plants like buckthorn, bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard, which crowd out native vegetation. This means increased erosion and a negative effect on water quality, as well as very little habitat for pollinators, and barriers to access and recreation.

FMR is currently developing a 5-year, volunteer-centric plan to guide the restoration of this park. Join FMR and NLNA at Pryes Brewing Company to hear the presentation of the final plan, get your questions answered and find out how you can get involved.

Local mask guidelines will be enforced, and we will keep you updated closer to the event dates with any change in safety plans.

Light snacks will be provided, but space is limited and registration is required.

Register for the Community Meeting on Wednesday, April 6

Thank you to our partners and funders: Fair State Brewing, Hennepin County, Marathon Foundation, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, North Loop Neighborhood Association, Pryes Brewing, RBC Wealth Management and Xcel Energy.