Riverfront Park Master Plan update project
In October 2017, the City began the process of updating the Riverfront Park Master Plan. Greenworks Landscape Architects have been hired to assist the City with the master planning. The update is needed due to many changes that have taken place at the park since the last update was completed in 2001. This includes the addition of a 3.8-acre property at the southeast corner of the park, the opening of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and the addition of a seasonal winter ice rink. Additionally, significant upgrades to the amphitheater and stage are planned while the Riverfront Carousel may also be expanded.
This master planning process is interactive and involves significant community engagement. This ensures all stakeholders are heard in the decision making and design process. There will be opportunities for you to participate through a series of public meetings and online surveys. The first online survey is expected to become available on December 6th, 2017. A link to the survey will be available on this webpage.
At the end of this process, the City Council will consider adopting the master plan following a public hearing. Once approved, the updated park master plan will provide a comprehensive vision for Riverfront Park within the context of its location, resources, and community visions. This updated master plan will guide future park improvements, enhancements, and rehabilitation projects. Updating the master plan will also assist in obtaining grant funding and leveraging other resources for the park.