Progress continues in plans to renovate Mud Island River Park
I love Mud Island River Park just the way it is. Completed in 1982, the park features a scale-model replica of the Mississippi River, river museum, and amphitheater. But its monorail may be the park's most recognizable feature. It's a gondola-style monorail and set the scene for a famous chase in "The Firm." Right now, the Riverfront Development Corporation is looking for a company that can take over management of the park. One of two finalists for the job would scrap the monorail and turn the pedestrian bridge above it into a High Line (NYC) style walkway. We'll see how it all comes together. But I think scrapping the monorail is a mistake.