Fort Wayne, IN
Riverfront Park Plan
Mississippi River Greenway Park is designed to be an urban oasis that provides its occupants with the necessary space to engage with the outdoors. Whether it’s for exercising, reading a book, walking the dog, or feeling the sun on their skin, Mississippi Greenway is the place to service all of these needs and more.
The Mississippi River Greenway Plan builds on the North Riverfront Open Space and Redevelopment Plan by focusing specifically on the 22-acre public realm immediately adjacent to the riverfront. In harmony with the overall plan, this new linear park is envisioned to build upon the City Arch River investment’s success by extending the open space north through the Eads Bridge and completing the important link to the North Riverfront Trail. Along this new greenway would be a series of active and passive park spaces that provide a wide variety of new user experiences to activate the park.
An anchor at this location is the LJC-designed and built Katherine Ward Burg Memorial Garden, a new .5-acre trailhead that is a crucial link in the Great Rivers Greenway Regional River Ring. It creates a unique place for St. Louisans’ to enjoy their riverfront.