Mississippi Dunes info session: A new park for Cottage Grove

Event Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Online info session
Mississippi Dunes Info Session

The former Mississippi Dunes golf course in Cottage Grove is a special place.

Located on 1,900 feet of riverfront along a back channel of the Mississippi River and across from Lower Grey Cloud Island, these 150 acres are unique in that few human-made structures are visible from the shoreline—no cell phone towers, no power lines, no buildings.

Ever since the golf course closed a few years ago, FMR has worked to protect the entire property as public open space. However, the current property owner is making plans to develop the majority of the land into housing. But city leaders have been clear: even if some of the site is developed for private use, it must also include a public riverfront park.

The future of Mississippi Dunes is still emerging. Join FMR for this info session to learn more about this special site, and connect with others who want to see it preserved. We'll discuss how to participate in the city's planning process, too.

Anyone interested is invited to attend, whether or not you live in Cottage Grove.



Can't make it? You can still get involved

Learn more about this project at fmr.org/mississippi-dunes. Or, contact FMR River Corridor Program Director Colleen O'Connor Toberman with questions, ctoberman@fmr.org, 651.222.2193 x29.