The Hastings River Place

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JUST ANNOUNCED:  $100,000 matching grant for donations received by April 1, 2015!

We are excited to announce that the Ruth Gale and George Doffing Charitable Fund will match up to $100,000 for donations received by April 1, 20215.  With this grant, it means we are within 10% of reaching our goal if we can raise the money by April 1.  PLEASE HELP AND SPREAD THE WORD!

The River Place Pavilion: An Outdoor Performance and Gathering Pavilion on the River

Screen shot 2014-03-26 at 12.43.06 AMWe envision this beautiful venue located on the great Mississippi River as a central location in Hastings for outdoor performances and gatherings. Click here for a video describing the location. 

It could host a variety of activities such as musical and theatrical performances, arts & craft shows, farmers markets, Rivertown Days events, outdoor worship services, youth activities and many others. All of which we believe will add a renewed sense of vibrancy to Hastings.

The River Place’s design was developed by local architect David L. Harris, who has generously donated all of his work in this project.

donateThe City of Hastings has agreed to donate all of the land and provide surrounding landscaping & bathroom facilities and future building maintenance – a total value of over $1 Million.  The Mayor and City Council are strongly supportive of this effort and have made it a centerpiece for what they are now calling the “Riverfront Renaissance.”

We are within 10% of reaching our goal….PLEASE DONATE BY APRIL 1st!  The math is easy, $100,000 in donations means $200,000 toward the project.

If all goes as planned, we will break ground this spring for completion in the fall of 2015.  To make a 501c3 deductible pledge, click on this Pledge Form for Hastings River Place and print and mail the form to the address included on the form. Your donation is tax deductible and may be pledged over a period of up to three years.  Or, you can make a donation via PayPal…just click the button below.  (Note- 100% of PayPal donations will go toward the River Place Pavilion project, but are not considered as 501c3 donations due to the administrative process required for that payment method.)

For more information on this exciting project just click on these Frequently Asked Questions.  Feel free to also send us questions via email to

For tax-deductible 501c3 donations, print and mail this River Place Pledge Form

If you’d rather donate via PayPal instead (not tax-deductible), click the button below.

Thank you for your support!

Below are more of the River Place’s current design plans with more details..River Place Site Plan Concept Drawing2

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