In cooperation with Ramsey County, update the joint Master Plan for Phalen-Keller Regional Park to respond to current facility conditions, demographics, regional recreation trends, and sustainable carrying capacity. Includes planning for Phalen and Round Lakes in St.
At Lilydale Regional Park, phased implementation of adopted master plan focused on priority site work modifications necessary for future road and picnic shelter: site clearing, earthwork including rubble relocation, cut, fill, grading, technical assistance investigating possible contaminate cleanup and landscape restoration necessary for future middle section (Pickeral Lake Area) road re-alignm
Volunteer Coordinator position to recruit, coordinate, and lead Natural Resource Volunteers in land stewardship and wildlife monitoring projects. The person would also lead volunteers in performing responsible natural resource and environmental work.
Construct 1.1 miles of North Urban Regional Trail through the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul. The Parks and Trails fund will leverage a $794,300 federal transportation grant and $108,000 of Dakota County funds.
Construct two sections of the Mississippi River Regional Trail totaling 5.2 miles. These segments will connect Inver Grove Heights to the Pine Bend Scientific and Natural Area to lower Spring Lake Park Reserve in Rosemount overlooking the Mississippi River valley. The Parks and Trails fund grant will leverage $736,700 of Dakota County funds and a $1,943,300 federal grant.
At Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park start Boom Island & BF Nelson picnic area redevelopment, including playground replacement, bike and pedestrian trails, and possibly new wading pool. 2010 activities will focus on construction of bike and pedestrian trails, parking and restroom facilities linking Boom Island and BF Nelson site (includes relocation of Pioneer Statue).
The first priority for this funding is at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, a full trail loop around Wirth Lake consisting of a long boardwalk on the north end of the lake, reconstructing a wetland west of the beach parking, trail connections, reconstructing the beach parking lot and storm water improvements, possible construction of a storm water pond in the northwest area of the lake to treat unt