River Learning Center | GATEWAY

photo by: Erin D. Carter

From boat rentals and community spaces to day camps and a riverside café, the River Learning Center will provide outdoor recreation, environmental learning and public connections to the river. Proposed for the current location of the Watergate Marina, the River Learning Center will transform a unique location into an accessible hub of activity, stimulating economic development, educating the next generation of river stewards and improving the health of the river.

The City of Saint Paul has completed technical and feasibility studies of the property to analyze possible sites, identify programmatic needs, and estimate capital and operations/maintenance expenses. We are actively fundraising for public and private dollars to complete schematic design.

  • City of Saint Paul
  • National Park Service
  • Mississippi Park Connection
  • Friends of the Mississippi River
  • Capital Region Watershed District
  • Wilderness Inquiry