East Side River District map

East Side River District

Creating a combined vision for the east Saint Paul riverfront

The East Side River District is an area in Saint Paul full of history, culture and beautiful landscapes. The district is significant as Dakota homeland with sacred sites, industrial landscape, critical function as a Mississippi Flyway bird migration route, and position within the larger Mississippi River system and surrounding bluffs. In order to enhance and better connect the area with the rest of the City and region, the Great River Passage is partnering with organizations, institutions and businesses to create a world-class vision for the East Side River District and a public landscape that all can enjoy. Through a comprehensive, integrated design process, the vision for the district will fulfill the following goals:

  • Connection to and throughout the area
  • Orientation for parks users
  • Authentic, place-specific destinations
  • Identity reflecting the rich, complex nature of the district