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 are expected to reopen in June 2015.

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

Rehabilitation Project
Phase 2 of the Coon Rapids Dam Rehabilitation Project is nearing substantial completion. Phase 2 construction has included installation of four new spillway gates, rehabilitation of the existing control gate, and repairs to the existing stilling basin. The contractor anticipates completing the gate system installation by the end of January or early February 2015 and completing the cofferdam removal by the end of February or early March 2015.

The spillway gate system will maintain the pool level at approximately 830.1 feet, but fluctuations may occur due to calibration and testing of the new gates. The DNR anticipates that the full spillway flow capacity will be restored in time for the spring 2015 flows.  

Final project completion is anticipated to take place in July 2015. Final completion tasks include site restoration work, bridge approach retaining wall construction, grading, seeding, sidewalk and pavement repairs, bituminous path reconstruction and removal of temporary fencing.

The walkway across the main part of the dam will remain closed until project completion; it is anticipated that the walkway will be opened on or before July 31, 2015. The walkway between the Anoka County side of the dam and Dunn Island will remain open. The West Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center will remain open according to its normal seasonal schedule.

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

Trail Projects 

Cedar Lake Regional Trail

Beginning in July 2015 the Cedar Lake Regional Trail Bridge at Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park will be reconstructed. The trail will remain open during construction of the bridge. For more information on the entire Hwy 100 project visit the MN Department of Transportation website. 

Crystal Lake Regional Trail – Robbinsdale Segment

The Crystal Lake Regional Trail - Robbinsdale Segment is to be constructed from Victory Memorial Parkway at the city limits of Minneapolis to 47th Avenue North to the city limits with Crystal. The Regional Trail will be approximately 2.4 miles in length consisting of a combination of off-street and on-street paved trail along with a section of wooden boardwalk on Crystal Lake. 

Construction on the trail has begun and is to be completed in late fall 2015.

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. See a schedule (1.25MB). For further information contact Stephen Shurson, project manager, at 763.559.6766 or

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.