River Learning Center | GATEWAY

photo by: Erin D. Carter

Experience the land, water and culture of the Mississippi River.

The River Learning Center is a city-led project combining a mixed-use, river-focused space and a National Park Service Headquarters at the Crosby Farm Regional Park, serving as a national gateway to the Mississippi River with year-round river learning and outdoor recreation experiences on and along Saint Paul’s 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. An agreement has been completed, which identifies the City of Saint Paul as the owner and project lead and the National Park Service as the tenant and project partner.

In October 2021, we released the schematic design Request for Proposals, marking an important step forward in the River Learning Center’s design journey.

Funders and Partners:
  • City of Saint Paul
  • National Park Service
  • Mississippi Park Connection
  • Friends of the Mississippi River
  • Wilderness Inquiry
  • Capitol Region Watershed District
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Shepard Family Fund
  • Anonymous Individual Donors