Video Fly-Though: RiverFirst Initiative

Created: 05/02/2013 3:02 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation is working on a massive, two decade long project to build new parks and green spaces in downtown, called "RiverFirst."

They are finally moving toward the construction phase and by 2016, the riverfront will be home to five new green and public spaces, including trails, habitat lands and a park near downtown.

Scherer Park is an empty field now but officials are getting it ready for construction this summer.

Check out a fly-through of the park here.

Video courtesy of Minneapolis Parks Foundation.