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Park Projects

French Regional Park Play Area

Three Rivers Park District has begun the design process to develop a new play area at French Regional Park, which will meet or exceed its status as a “signature creative play facility.”

For the first phase of the process, which took place this summer, the park district sought input from park users to find out what they like about the play area and what improvements they would like to see in the future.

The existing play area will remain open through the rest of the 2016 season. Design is underway on the new creative play area, and concept plans will be posted to this site as they become available. The new play area is anticipated to open in the summer of 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions about the French Play Area project

Trail Projects 

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.

On-Ramps to Regional Trail System

The Three Rivers Park District is collaborating with the Cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Richfield, and Wayzata to design and construct six local “On-Ramps”; trail and bike lane facilities that will directly connect to the regional trail system and help overcome the safety issue that users have in accessing the regional trail system by bike or foot.

Twin Lakes Regional Trail Project

The Twin Lakes Regional Trail Project – 57th Avenue Segment is to be constructed from Logan Avenue to Lyndale Avenue along 57th Avenue in Brooklyn Center in 2017. This segment will be an off-street paved trail approximately 0.9 miles in length, completing the 4.4 mile trail.

Twin Lakes Regional Trail Realignment Project

The Twin Lakes Regional Trail Realignment Project is to be constructed from France Avenue to 53rd Avenue adjacent to the Lake Point Apartment project in Brooklyn Center. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2017. The Regional Trail will remain open during construction.

Dakota Rail Regional Trail Closure in Mound

Beginning January 1, 2017 Metropolitan Council Environmental Services will be closing the Dakota Rail Regional Trail between Commerce Boulevard (County Road 44) to just east of Westedge Boulevard in downtown Mound until October 31, 2018. A designated trail detour will be provided during the closure. See further details at MET Council project website

Contractor Project Bidding

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