The next Community Open Houses to review the Lake Marion-South Creek and Mendota-Lebanon Hills Draft Master Plans are on Tuesday, May 28th at Lakeville Water Treatment Facility, 18400 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, and on Thursday, May 30th at Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan.
The Draft Plans will be posted on Tuesday, May 21st.
This website presents the master plans for the Lake Marion-South Creek and Mendota-Lebanon Hills Regional Greenways (in process) and the Vermillion Highlands, Rosemount, Minnesota River, and North Creek Regional Greenways (Draft Plans completed). The Minnesota River and North Creek were the first
greenway master plans on the heels of the Greenway Collaborative Guidebook. The Greenway Collaborative process envisioned that the first master plan effort would act as a model for future master plans and would work through key issues such as operational responsibilities, design signature and a multi-jurisdictional planning process.
Each greenway plan undertakes the challenge of not only creating a great master plan for the greenway corridor but taking the project to an
elevated level of detail and expertise in order to set an exceptional tone for each future greenway master plan. Below is Dakota County's Vision for Parks, Lakes, Trails and Greenways for the year 2030.
The 2008 Dakota County Park System Plan solidifies a vision of an interconnected system of regional greenways through the urbanized areas of the county. The
greenway vision suggests 200 miles of regional greenways, 2/3 of which are identified on land currently in public or semipublic ownership.
The greenway vision proposes more than a trail system - it suggests enhanced open space corridors that perform multiple functions and provide multiple community
benefits in areas of water quality, habitat, recreation and nonmotorized transportation. These four categories of benefits are core elements in the greenway vision.
Accommodating all four to the extent possible will be the goal for each greenway segment and is a focus of this Greenway Collaborative Guidebook.
Click here to link to a PDF of the Dakota
County Greenway Collaborative Guidebook