River Balcony | PROMENADE

photo by: Chris Juhn

Reimagining Saint Paul’s unique perspective of the river. 

The River Balcony is a 1.5-mile promenade connecting a series of cohesive public spaces, civic landmarks and development sites along downtown Saint Paul’s river bluff, creating a vibrant riverfront and stimulating economic development in downtown Saint Paul. This project will enhance existing infrastructure and create new connections to and along the bluff and down to the river along Kellogg Boulevard between Eagle and Sibley streets.

In September 2021, we selected James Corner Field Operations as the Balcony’s designer, a key milestone in the project’s development.

Our design team will engage the wider public throughout the process, while also working with Saint Paul’s four Dakota tribes and local native communities to ensure their voice and goals are reflected in the River Balcony’s final design.

Partners and Funders:

  • City of Saint Paul
  • Ramsey County
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Ecolab
  • Xcel Energy
  • District Energy St. Paul
  • RiverCentre
  • Visit Saint Paul
  • Knight Foundation
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Securian Financial
  • Saint Paul Public Library
  • Capitol Region Watershed District
  • Ruth and John Huss