Looking for an outdoor experience like no other in the area? Look no further - The Greenway is approximately 2,200 acres of natural open space in the heart of Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN.
What's your pleasure? The Greenway features several parks, campground, 2 golf courses, 3 disc golf courses, over 20 miles of multi purpose trails, shore bank fishing sites and so much more! Come enjoy this unique opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation right in the heart of our two communities!
The Greenway concept was initially proposed by the North Dakota Congressional Delegation after the flood of 1997. The Greenway is more than a device for flood mitigation; it is an enhancement to the quality of life for residents of the Greater Grand Forks area.
- Flood Cleanup
- Public mtgs
- Proposed Projects
Extreme North Dakota Bicycle, Orienteering, and Boat Race (END-BOB)
Saturday, June 15 @ 9AM
Lincoln Drive Park
$25 registration will remain open until June 10, or the race is full -- whichever comes first.
The Extreme North Dakota Bike, Orienteering and Boat Race (END-BOB) is a new event this year. It combines a couple of hours of biking (approx. 15 miles) with a couple of hours (8-10 miles) of downstream canoeing resulting in a very challenging (but still fun) event.
June 18, 19 & 22
10AM - Noon, 2PM - 4PM, and 6PM - 8PM
Click here to register online to volunteer
Greenway & Trail Users Advisory Group meeting
Tuesday, June 11 @ 7PM
GF Park District, 1210 7th Avenue North
Sunday Morning Coffee Ride
The Sunday Morning Coffee Riders invites all bicycle and trail enthusiasts to join them on a leisurely ride along the Greater Grand Forks trail system
Starbucks on 13th Avenue south and Washington Street
Ride starts at 9 am
Distance and speed is determined by the skill level of participants
Here's the status on some of the Greenway amenities:
When will the boat ramps reopen? The John Little Boat Ramp (north of the Riverside Dam in GF), Lincoln Drive Park Boat Ramp, and Red Lake River Boat Ramp (east of the Louis Murray Bridge in EGF) are open. The boat ramp in downtown EGF remains closed until further notice.
When will the dog park in Lincoln Drive Park reopen? An exact opening date is not known yet. There are four steps to preparing the dog park for use again: The ground will need to dry out to allow crews to access the area, remove the silt deposits, reseed where necessary, and reestablish the turf to avoid muddy areas. This process could take several weeks to complete.
Where can I take my dog until this dog park reopens? Another dog park is located at the Circle of Friends Humane Society, 4375 North Washington Street. Call 701-775-3732 for more information.
City crews will remove debris and silt from the lower trails when the ground will support heavy equipment. The first step will be to scrape the silt from the trails, followed by sweeping with a power broom. Some trails may need to be pressured washed to remove any remaining silt.
Heavy debris is blocking the lower trails in downtown East Grand Forks. Please use the upper trail across DeMers Avenue until the lower trail is cleared.
When will the logs and branches be removed from the grass? Crews are waiting for the ground to dry out enough to support the heavy equipment to remove the debris. The ground may look dry from a distance but there is still a lot of slick clay and mud in many areas.
When will the Greenway be mowed? Crews plan to mow the Greenway before the end of this week, where possible. The ground is very saturated and slippery. We'll do our best to get everything mowed without causing damage to the turf.
Our first priority is the safety of all Greenway users. We appreciate the concerns about the Greenway facilities and ask for continued patience as the cleanup process continues.
The Greenway Technical Committee serves as a technical advisory board to the managing agencies of the Greenway. Membership of the committee includes representatives of the four managing agencies and other parties interested in the development of the Greenway. The Greenway Technical Committee has no governing authority but serves as the primary mechanism for the four managing agencies to discuss Greenway management issues. Meetings are held bimonthly and are open to the public. Staff from the four managing agencies meets on the alternate months.
The Greenway & Trail Users Advisory Group is open to local citizens who share an interest in the development and use of the Greenway and trails in the Greater Grand Forks community. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month.
Did you hear about a proposed project and wondered about its status? Need more information about a Greenway project? Look no further because we've got you covered. Project information is available by clicking here
GREENWAY VISION STATEMENT:
The Red and Red Lake Rivers Greenway will protect residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks from flooding, provide opportunities for economic growth, improve and restore ecological stability of the river corridor, link residents and tourists to four seasons of recreation and transportation facilities, provide linkage between the cities, preserve and promote the history and culture of the region through education, and improve the quality of life for future generations.
•Written by workshop participants (residents of Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN) and prepared by Greenways, Inc. and the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Greenway Plan of September 2001.