Please contact us with questions or comments regarding any of the following initiatives.
Kingswood Special Recreation Feature Master Plan
The Kingswood Acquisition Master Plan establishes the proposed park’s boundary and describes the overarching intent of the park. Acquisition of the property is intended to provide recreational and educational access to Little Long Lake, one of the most pristine water bodies in Hennepin County; enhance the level of protection and management of Little Long Lake and the surrounding lands; secure property for a future high-quality destination regional trail linking the Luce Line State Trail, Gale Woods Farm, Dakota Rail Regional Trail, Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Carver Park Reserve and the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail; and meet the growing demand for nature-based service-learning programs. The Kingswood draft acquisition master plan was approved in January of 2013 for public and political review and approval.
New Regional Trail Search Corridor
Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail to Luce Line State Trail
Three Rivers Park District is collaborating with the City of Minnetrista and other stakeholders on the identification of a new regional trail corridor connecting Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail, Carver Park Reserve, Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Dakota Rail Regional Trail, Gale Woods Farm, and the Luce Line State Trail. From the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail to Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, the regional trail will utilize existing and new paved trails through Carver Park Reserve, a new underpass at TH 7, and a new paved trail through the future Woodland Cove development.
The City of Minnetrista approved a preliminary route, which will be further developed as part of the master planning process which is anticipated to start in early 2013.
Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail
The Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail Route was finalized by the Park District Board of Commissioners in March 2011. The approved trail route through Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield and potential future extension into Bloomington will connect to the future Intercity Regional Trail and existing Minnesota Rivers Bluffs, Lake Minnetonka, Cedar Lake LRT Regional trails and North Cedar Lake Regional Trail.
Park District staff is actively working on completing the master plan and securing external funding sources to complete the Edina trail segment and any other gaps in the corridor.
Rush Creek Regional Trail: Acquisition Plan
The Rush Creek Regional Trail Master Plan was approved in May 2008. The master plan calls for extending the regional trail west from Elm Creek Park Reserve to Crow-Hassan Park Reserve and includes provisions for acquiring adjacent land with high natural resource value. View the Rush Creek Regional Trail corridor map between Elm Creek and Crow-Hassan Park Reserves.
The Park District is working on the development of an acquisition plan which will identify preliminary boundaries of the regional trail corridor, estimated acquisition costs, and funding strategies and opportunities. Property owners along the trail corridor interested in learning more about the regional trail and/or selling their property may contact Margie Dahlof, Associate Superintendent, at 763.559.6746.