Revitalizing a Riverfront Through Careful Planning and Design


The City of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, needed to redesign its riverfront area as the final part of its downtown revitalization process. The area needed to accommodate a current trail system and make way for new uses, while accounting for varying water levels of the river throughout the year.


After extensive public involvement meetings, the project team designed a riverfront that works for everyone, with passive quiet areas along the river, spaces for community festivals and events, and amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, river users, anglers and more.


  • Multimodal access
  • Better river access for anglers and boaters
  • Strong visual entrance into downtown
  • Connection to existing trail system
  • Fountains and benches
  • Amphitheater
  • Public restroom facilities
  • Historic markers

Chippewa Falls Riverfront Revitalization

Chippewa Falls, Wis.

City of Chippewa Falls


  • Waterfront Design
  • Community Engagement