Great River Passage News


International conference will showcase Saint Paul’s riverfront

Starting this weekend, Saint Paul and Minneapolis will host more than 1000 leaders from the urban parks community for the Greater and Greener conference. 

As a part of this conference, members of the Great River Passage team will provide tours – both on water and land – of Saint Paul’s riverfront landmarks such as Indian Mounds Regional Park, Pig’s Eye Regional Park, and the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. We look forward to connecting park leaders from around the world to the Saint Paul’s 17 miles of dynamic riverfront!

For more information about this conference, visit the Greater and Greener website.

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Photo by Great River Passage photography resident Chris Juhn

 See the #STPriver June winner

Congratulations to Instagrammer @onwaterandwoods, the June winner of our public photo contest! Thanks for sharing this fantastic photo of the Mississippi River.

We’ll continue to pick a contest winner each month, so make sure to join in. To enter, post pictures of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #STPriver. Participants must also follow the Great River Passage on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Winning photos will be selected on a monthly basis for capturing a photo that fits one of the four categories below:

  • The natural river (wildlife, landscapes)
  • The working river (industry, barges, boats, public works)
  • The urban river (city, architecture, infrastructure)
  • The people’s river (recreation, activities, events)

Visit the Great River Passage website for more information.


Photo by @onwaterandwoods


Goat tracker

New location alert! Our grazing goats have moved to Crosby Farm Regional Park near the lake. The goats will gobble up invasive plants there for the next month or two before moving to a different Saint Paul location. Learn more about this project and see our guidelines for visiting the goats.

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About the Great River Passage

In 2013 the City of Saint Paul developed the Great River Passage Plan, a comprehensive framework for creating vibrancy in the city’s 3,500 acres of parkland along the river. The Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department is now implementing the next phase of the Great River Passage – a bold, strategic vision to steward and tap into the potential of the 26 miles of riverfront in Saint Paul. By implementing the plan, the city will create places and activities that strengthen existing connections and create new ones along the Mississippi. Learn more at