FM Greenway Recreation Master Plan

Project Information


The FM Greenway Recreation Master Plan will provide a framework for the development of recreational concepts that would parallel the FM Area Diversion Project, as well as outline specific recreation investment needs for ongoing operations and programming.

In eastern North Dakota, there is currently a gap in signature recreational opportunities. The FM Greenway is an opportunity for the Fargo-Moorhead region to create a 30-mile greenway to address this gap, as well as serve as a catalyst for year-round recreation and economic development for local residents and regional visitors. 

The FM Greenway envisions a significant, interconnected system of recreation features, cultural resource interpretation, and natural landscapes that link communities, expand regional trail networks, improve access to local rivers, create habitat for wildlife, and provide vital recreational opportunities for the community. By creating an inviting, engaging, and accessible regional destination, the greenway will enhance the brand value of the Fargo-Moorhead while providing new spaces for programming and events, active recreation, and quiet enjoyment.


Project Objective


The objective of the FM Greenway Recreation Master Plan is to provide a vision for recreational concepts and key non-recreational features that can be designed and developed parallel to the FM Area Diversion Project. The project will include a detailed implementation plan for future recreation trail needs and other investment priorities, identify partner agencies and organizations for governance and maintenance activities, and provide additional guidance for future recreation and cultural activities in the region.

The FM Greenway Recreation Master Plan will provide information on a variety of seasonal trails, trail connections, and recreational features that would allow for the preparation of planning level cost estimates, as well as general recommendations for design criteria, native vegetation, and other landscaping and design elements to further guide implementation over the course of 20 years following completion of the diversion channel.