The Hastings River Place


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.

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.

Help Us Make This Dream A Reality

We have raised over $300,000 so far, and have another $200,000 to go.

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.” is not a project the City can fund on its own so without our help, it will not get built.

The goal is to raise the funds by the end of spring this year so the River Place may be built late this summer. To ensure it does get built please make a pledge by clicking 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.

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

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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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