A 4.3 mile section of the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) has been constructed through the Spring Lake Park Reserve between Fahey Avenue in Rosemount and 127th Street in Nininger Township.
The Mississippi River Trail also serves as part of the national Great River Road’s Mississippi River Trail, travelling as far south as the Gulf of Mexico.
Find out about the project.
The project includes many unique elements that combine the Mississippi River Trail with park amenities including:
- Three overlooks for users to stop and enjoy the unique qualities of Spring Lake Park Reserve.
- A “bench” along the edge of the west facing bluff that allows users to reach the upper plateau of Schaar’s Bluff.
- Two pedestrian bridges that together span approximately 570 feet in total length with overlook decks on each bridge span to allow sweeping views of the river and ravines.
- Maximum 4 percent trail grade which is well within ADA requirements to create an enjoyable experience for users of all ages and abilities.
- More than 1,300 native trees, shrubs and perennials and 25 acres of prairie restoration.
- Interpretive signs
Project timeline: February 2015-June 2017
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To receive email updates for this project, email Erin Borchert at email@example.com. Please include “MRRT – SLPR” in the subject line.
This section of the trail is now open for public use.
November 2016-June 2017
The trail is open. However, the contractor has minor items of work remaining this year and some additional plantings in the spring. Please use caution when workers are present.
Schedules are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.