Park Projects

Please contact us with questions or comments regarding any of the following projects:

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Construction Project
Construction is underway for site improvements at the Visitor Center and golf practice facilities. Work will include a new driving range, practice green, sidewalks and retaining walls around the Visitor Center building, as well as several storm water improvement features around the parking lots. Access to the Visitor Center will remain open during the construction. The driving range and practice green area will be closed throughout the fall of 2014.

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

Rehabilitation Project
Visitors to Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park will notice that changes are underway on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Coon Rapids Dam Rehabilitation Project. Three Rivers Park District, as owner of the dam, is supporting the state’s goals for the rehabilitation of the dam by cooperating with the DNR as it undertakes the project that will allow the dam to play an important role in combating the threat of invasive fish species on the Mississippi River as well as making much-needed improvements to extend the life of the dam.

Phase 1 of the project is complete. Five new spillway gates and the new stilling basin are in operation. Phase 2 construction is underway. It includes construction of a temporary cofferdam on the Hennepin County side of the river, installation of four new spillway gates, and refurbishment of the existing control gate. Construction is anticipated to be substantially complete in January 2015, with final completion expected in June 2015. “Substantially complete” means the new gate system will be fully operational, the cofferdam will be removed, and the main spillway bridge will be re-opened to the public. 

Upon construction start-up in the spring of 2015, the spillway bridge will remain open, but intermittent closures will be required to facilitate the remaining restoration work, retaining wall rehabilitation and pathway reconstruction on the Hennepin side prior to the June 2015 completion date. Trail users will be notified of dates for short-term closures by advanced signage on site and through the website.

For updates on the dam status, check this website, sign up for email alerts, or call the Park District Hotline at 763.559.6778. Updated project information is available from the DNR at coonrapidsdam.net.

French Regional Park

Boat Ramp Construction 
Construction is underway for boat ramp improvements at French Regional Park. Work will include dredging of material at the end of the ramp to increase the water depth and the replacement of the existing boat ramp. The boat ramp is expected to reopen in mid-November. The City of Plymouth boat ramp at 1920 West Medicine Lake Park will be open by appointment to assist with the removal of boats from Medicine Lake. Please call 763.694.7750 to inquire.

Water Main Construction
Construction for the water main improvements at French Regional Park are underway. The project includes replacement of the water main piping, fire hydrants, and sanitary sewer repairs. The Park roads and trails will remain open during construction. Temporary road and trail closures will be required near the Visitor Center; however, vehicle access to the Visitor Center Parking Lot will be available throughout construction.

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve 

Three Rivers Park District and the City of Savage are working together to construct improvements at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.  Improvements include a new entrance drive, trail connection to 154th Street, a dog off-leash area (DOLA), as well as accessibility and utility improvements. Completion of these improvements is expected by the end of November 2014.

Trail Projects 

Intercity Regional Trail

The Intercity Regional Trail will measure approximately 5.14 miles from Lake Nokomis Parkway in Minneapolis to East 86th Street in Bloomington as approved in the Master Plan (7MB). Currently, metropolitan area residents traveling to and through the southern first-tier suburbs have limited access to off-road regional trails that support bicycle and pedestrian mobility and connect with existing and planned transit facilities between Minneapolis and Bloomington. The Intercity Regional Trail route will expand multi-modal transportation and recreational access to vital employment, retail and recreational sites in the metropolitan region – providing safety, economic development, mobility, and environmental benefits. View a map of the trail route.
 
Trail construction is anticipated to begin during the spring of 2015 and be completed in the spring of 2016.

Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

When complete, the 15-mile Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail will span the cities of Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield, and Bloomington and connect to the Lake Minnetonka LRT, Minnesota River Bluffs LRT, Cedar Lake LRT, North Cedar Lake, and Intercity Regional Trails as well as the planned Minnesota River State Trail, Dakota County Big Rivers Regional Trail, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Bloomington Visitor Center, and Fort Snelling State Park.

View more information on the Master Plan, the implementation plan, and general updates to the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail project.

Contractor Project Bidding

Contractors interested in bidding on construction projects are encouraged to visit QuestCDN.comto view project listings.