Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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90 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The 13-member design team for the 'Water Works' vision for Mills Ruin Park in Minneapolis is led by Damon Farber Landscape Architects, HGA Architects & Engineers and the 106 Group. Water Works Design Adopted by Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board On June 28, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) adopted the Water Works design concept, a 30-year vision in the making for Mills Ruin Park on the western shore of the Mississippi overlooking St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis, the city's (some say the state's) most iconic site. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation, an independent nonprofit, is co-leading the Water Works project with the MPRB. The design concept for the Water Works project includes an indoor park pavilion onto the historic remnants of the Bassett and Columbia mills, and expanded "naturalized" gathering spaces with direct access to public amenities. St. Anthony Falls was a spiritual place to the Dakota people and became the birthplace of the city's milling history. The Water Works site converges multiple riverfront destinations, including the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the aforementioned Stone Arch Bridge, West River Parkway and Trail, Mill Ruins Park, St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center, the Mill City Museum and, atop the hill, the Guthrie Theater. Through the Parks Foundation, the majority of Mezzanine Phase funding will be provided by philanthropic investment. In 2015, the Parks Foundation launched the RiverFirst Capital Campaign, which has to-date raised $12.3M in philanthropic gifts and commitments. I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 1 5

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