Mississippi River Community Park Project

Project Background

In 2021-2022, this project aims to stabilize nearly 1,500 linear feet of eroding riverbank. The eroding riverbank is contributing excess sediment and nutrients to the river, is eliminating wildlife habitat and threatening the integrity of the adjacent trail.  Bare soil and tree roots are clearly visible as a result of the erosion.  

The City of Anoka has received two grants totaling more than $700,000 for this project. This project is led by the City of Anoka with assistance from the Anoka Conservation District.


Clear, grade and stabilize nearly 1500' of shoreline within the park. 


The streambank will be stabilized by utilizing a combination of regrading, placement of large boulders and rip rap along the toe of the bank, and use of erosion fabric and native vegetation on the slope.
image of rip rap sketch

Public Input

If you would like to provide a comment or share a concern about the project please complete the form.  The official comment period will end on March 9, 2021. 

If you have specific question about the project feel free to contact one of the project engineers/experts:
Ben Nelson, Engineer Technician 2, City of Anoka, 763-576-2785
Jamie Schurbon, Project Manager, Anoka Conservation District, 763-434-2030 x21
Tim Eggerichs , Engineer, Hakanson-Anderson Associates, 763-427-5860 

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