We support the St. Anthony Falls Upper Lock as the centerpiece of an iconic civic and cultural destination, reflective of our shared history, for the use and enjoyment of all.

The Falls

The Falls initiative will transform the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock into an iconic visitor, interpretive, and event center connected to Water Works Park and anchoring the Central Riverfront experience on the mighty Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis.

Friends of the Lock & Dam

The Falls is an initiative of Friends of the Lock and Dam, a public nonprofit whose mission is to "re-purpose the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to a world class destination visitor and interpretive center, consistent with the Central Riverfront Regional Park Master Plan and fully integrated with the Water Works/RiverFirst Initiative."

Latest News

Upper Lock Coalition Meeting #3

July 25, 2018

Refreshments will be served. Where: Pohlad Hall (S-280 2nd Floor), Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN 55401 When: Thursday, July 26, 2:30 PM reception; meeting program from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Agenda: Welcome & Introductions (10 minutes) Snapshot of the Disposition Study Process Underway (5 minutes) Mike DeRusha, USACE, Lock Master Nan … Read More

Minneapolis City Council Approves “The Falls” Redevelopment Plan for the Upper Lock

Minneapolis City Council Approves “The Falls” Redevelopment Plan for the Upper Lock

April 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY FRIENDS OF THE LOCK & DAM Contact: Kjersti Monson, 612.836.8266 April 13, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Minneapolis City Council passed a Resolution today supporting The Falls, a redevelopment initiative to transform the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock into a visitor and interpretive center. The action underscores the City’s ongoing commitment to public … Read More

Dehn & Frey, with FL&D, Address Minnesota House Capital Committee

Dehn & Frey, with FL&D, Address Minnesota House Capital Committee

March 24, 2018

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — By Kjersti Monson. The Minnesota House Capital Committee hearing took place on March 21, 2018 for HF2898, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Upper St. Anthony Lock redevelopment; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds. Representative Raymond Dehn introduced the bill, which seeks $1.5 million predesign dollars … Read More