Current Initiatives

Please contact us with questions or comments regarding any of the following initiatives.

Baker/Carver Regional Trail: Acquisition

The Baker/Carver Regional Trail Master Plan was approved June 1015. The proposed Baker/Carver Regional Trail measures approximately 17 miles from Carver Park Reserve in Carver County through the cities of Minnetrista, Independence and Maple Plain and terminates at Baker Park Reserve in Hennepin County. The trail will connect to the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT, Dakota Rail and Lake Independence Regional Trails, the Luce Line State Trail, Kingswood Special Recreation Feature, and Gale Woods Farm - linking people to regional parks and other local and regional destinations.

Property owners along the trail corridor interested in learning more and/or selling their property may contact Ann Rexine at 763.694.1103 or

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park: Master Plan Development

Three Rivers Park District and the City of Brooklyn Park are developing a joint master plan for Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and the Brooklyn Park Environmental Nature Area. A master plan lays out the long-term plan for the park and includes identifying future recreation development, natural and cultural resource protection goals, and associated costs. Development of a master plan includes an extensive public engagement process which allows community members to participate in shaping the park’s vision and development concept.

Learn more, see upcoming public engagement events, and share your ideas on English | Español | Soomaaliga | Hmoob.

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Crow River Regional Trail: Master Plan

Stretching nearly 20 miles along the northwestern boundary of Hennepin County, the vision of the Crow River Regional Trail is to provide multiple opportunities to experience the Crow River corridor. Following the river’s course, the proposed trail will have the opportunity to connect Rockford, Greenfield, Hanover, Rogers, Dayton, and Wright County to regional recreational amenities such as the Luce Line State Trail, Lake Independence Regional Trail, future West Mississippi River Regional Trail, Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Crow Hassan Park Reserve, and to the larger network of parks and trails in the Twin Cities. In addition, the proposed trail will connect to local park facilities, downtowns, and commercial nodes and provide various opportunities for trail users to "touch the river."

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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.

Property owners along the trail corridor interested in learning more and/or selling their property may contact Kelly Grissman, Director of Planning, at 763.694.7635 or

West Mississippi River Regional Trail Master Plan

Extending nearly 15 miles, the West Mississippi River Regional Trail expounds upon complementary planning and tourism initiatives happening concurrently within the Mississippi River corridor such as the Great River Road, a national scenic byway, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) Minnesota River Trail (MRT) Bikeway route. This Hennepin County segment of the much larger network aims to provide an exclusively off-road trail experience, which in turn provides a safe and enjoyable recreation and non-motorized transportation option for users regardless of ability. Part of a multi-state trail network adjacent to the Mississippi River, this proposed portion of the West Mississippi River Regional Trail traverses the western banks of the river from Dayton to Brooklyn Center through the cities of Champlin and Brooklyn Park.

Project comments may be submitted to