The City of River Falls is a Silver Level Wisconsin Clean Cities member.
The City of River Falls is a thriving and growing community located 30 miles east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in northwestern Wisconsin. With a population of 15,800 residents and 6,400 college students, the City offers excellent schools, 26 parks, miles of hiking and biking trails, safe neighborhoods, healthy economic growth and a vibrant downtown.
This City is home to the Kinnickinnic River, a Class 1 trout stream and Whitetail Ridge, a premier mountain biking destination. Residents and visitors also enjoy the city’s golf courses and nearby Willow River State Park and St. Croix River. Year-round festivals, parades and art fairs showcase River Falls’ small-town charm and community spirit.
In River Falls, residents care deeply about the environment. In 2018, the community was ranked first in the state and fifth in the nation for green energy usage by percentage of residents. As of January 2020, all city buildings run on renewable energy. River Falls was also the first municipality in Wisconsin to install a community solar garden.