East Side River District | LANDSCAPE

photo by: Monica Bryand

Reveal, Heal, Connect, Protect a dynamic river landscape.

Long disconnected from the surrounding community, this area of the river has many shared uses, including Dakota homeland and sacred sites, industry, parks and recreation, and natural areas that serve as a bird migration route. The Great River Passage Initiative is partnering with local, state and tribal governments, businesses and nonprofits to create a world class vision for the East Side River District, where historically incompatible uses can comfortably coexist and:

  • Reveal the complex systems and stories of the area
  • Heal a compromised landscape
  • Connect to and throughout the area
  • Protect sacred and significant sites

The next step for this collaboration is to raise public and private funds for the schematic design process.