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Public invited to take part in Fargo greenway study

Potential amenities to the greenway could include shared use paths, trails, parks, open spaces, natural habitats, cultural areas, and more.

A woman crouches next to a kayak holding a canoe-shaped small plaque
Madison Eklund poses with her kayak after winning the Race the Red kayak race hosted by the River Keepers in August 2021.
Contributed / Madison Eklund
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FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Government is teaming with the city of Fargo and the Fargo Park District to gather public input for the Red River Greenway Study.

The study is a collaborative planning effort led by Metro COG that is exploring ways to expand and enhance the greenway along the Red River on the North Dakota side of the Red River.

Moorhead completed a similar study in 2014.

The latest study will look at enhancing the existing greenway and the feasibility of extending the greenway along the river in areas where it is not publicly accessible.

The study area extends along the Red River from the north edge of Fargo city limits to the south edge of Fargo city limits, and along Drains 53 and 27.

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Conceptual analysis will also extend as far south as 124th Avenue South.

Potential amenities to the greenway could include shared use paths, trails, parks, open spaces, natural habitats, cultural areas, and more.

Public engagement opportunities will include online surveys, an online comment mapping activity, and in-person public engagement opportunities.

The in-person opportunities will include the following events:

  • Starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, May 14, Birding Festival at Forest River Park, Fargo.
  • Starting at 6:30 a.m., Monday, June 6, Race the Red at Dike East Park, Fargo.
  • Starting at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 23, June Night Bazaar at Broadway Square, Fargo.

For information regarding all public engagement opportunities, please visit the project website at: www.fmmetrocog.org/RedRiverGreenway .

The public engagement opportunity will be open until mid-June.

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