Lumberjack Landing

HKGi worked with a multi-disciplinary team to develop a master plan for a new park fronting the St. Croix River on 15-acres immediately north of downtown Stillwater and the Lift Bridge.  The new park is on what was formerly private land and includes an existing house that will be renovated and converted into a park building.  The park will provide much-needed access to the St. Croix River for non-motorized watercraft, such as canoes and kayaks. Such access does not currently exist in the area.  The park will also feature fishing piers, internal trails and connections to the adjacent Brown’s Creek State Trail, and site restoration and vegetation management plan.

HKGi is currently leading the development of design documents to implement some of the master plan’s key short-term initiatives.  These improvements include an ADA accessible canoe/kayak launch and trail connection.  Both the planning and design phases have required significant engagement and coordination with federal, state, and county agencies to ensure compliance with Wild and Scenic River requirements, state trail connection standards, and county site requirements.


Coordination of review by agencies at the federal, state, and county levels, including compliance with Wild and Scenic River requirements

Launch design features ADA accessibility and accommodation for significant fluctuation of water levels

Study potential renovation of existing home to create a park pavilion facility


Stillwater, Minnesota


City of Stillwater

The master plan process included a feasibility study to understand the potential for renovating the existing home on site and repurposing it as a park facility. Options under consideration include an event center, kayak/canoe storage or rental, restrooms, and program space.