Above the Falls - Hall's Island and the Park on the Scherer Site

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2021 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
In Progress
Start Date
July 2019
End Date
June 2023
Project Overview

Design, engineer, & implement improvements associated with the ongoing restoration of Hall's Island and the creation of a park on the Scherer site, including bridge and boardwalk access to the island, trails, pathways, canoe/kayak launching and other river access, shoreline restoration, stormwater management, buildings, earthwork, informational signage, & visitor comfort facilities

Project Details

Above the Falls Regional Park

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2019, 1st Special, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 4 (SFY 2021) PTLF
Appropriation Language

Sec. 4 METROPOLITAN COUNCIL $19,819,000 $20,277,000

2021 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Acres of parkland made accessible for public use
2. Completed bridge to island
3. Number and types of river access
4. Acres/linear feet of shoreline restored
5. Stormwater management facilities
6. Number and type of signage installed
7. Linear feet of trails and pathways
8. Number and type of visitor comfort facilities

Measurable Outcome(s)

Reported upon completion

Recipient Board Members
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Project Manager
First Name
Adam Arvidson
Street Address
2117 West River Rd
Administered By
Administered by

390 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101