Trail Master Plan Is Open For Public Comment

February 09, 2018

The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has approved the draft master plan for the West Mississippi River Regional Trail, and the public has an opportunity to review the plan and make comments about it.

The trail route celebrates the Mississippi River’s significance within Hennepin County. It will travel approximately 20 miles adjacent to or near the river through northeastern Hennepin County, and will connect the communities of Dayton, Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center – with the confluence of the Crow/Mississippi Rivers and the Minneapolis Grand Rounds acting as bookends. 

The West Mississippi River Regional Trail will link Coon Rapids Dam and North Mississippi regional parks, and the Rush Creek, Medicine Lake and Twin Lakes regional trails. Once the future Crow River Regional Trail is built, trail users will be able to travel along the northern border of Hennepin County entirely on off-road trails.

View the master plan here. Copies are available at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, Eastman Nature Center and Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Visitor Center; at the following city halls: Dayton, Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center; and at the following Hennepin County libraries: Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Brookdale.

The public has the opportunity to provide comments from February 9 through March 12; written comments may be submitted by e-mail to or by mail to: Three Rivers Park District, c/o Ann Rexine, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55441.