Three Rivers Seeks Comments About Master Plan For Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

January 02, 2018

The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has approved the draft master plan for Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and the Brooklyn Park Environmental Nature Area. As part of the approval, the Three Rivers Board adopted a new name for the park: Mississippi Gateway Regional Park. 

The master plan was developed in partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park. It represents the long-term vision, development, operations and maintenance plans for the two parks that are located next to each other in the City of Brooklyn Park and naturally function as one larger natural resource-based park unit. The public is encouraged to review the master plan and provide comments; the comment period is open through Jan. 31, 2018.

The vision for the park is to create a gateway for everyone to connect with the Mississippi River and its dynamic environment. Goals outlined in the master plan are:

  • Celebrate the Mississippi River as the heart of the park;
  • Introduce people to nature and outdoor recreation;
  • Provide activity and purpose year-round; and
  • Be welcoming and engaging to everyone.

The master plan is available to read online. Copies of the plan are also available at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center; Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, 10360 West River Road; Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N.; Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.; and the Hennepin County Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W. Broadway Ave.

Two open houses will be held about the master plan. 

General Public Open House 
Tuesday, January 9, from 5 - 7 PM
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, Gardenview Room 

Neighborhood Open House*
Tuesday, January 16, from 5 - 7 PM
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, Grand Room 2
*This open house will primarily focus on neighborhoods adjacent to the park, but all are welcome to attend 

The public has the opportunity to provide comments through Jan. 31; written comments may be submitted by e-mail or by mail to: Three Rivers Park District; c/o Kelly Grissman, Director of Planning; 3000 Xenium Lane N.; Plymouth, MN 55441.