Mississippi Park Connection Seeks RFPs for Paddle Share Through Feb. 26

February 22, 2018

The Mississippi Park Connection is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) through Feb. 26, 2018 to manage operations and maintenance of Mississippi River Paddle Share. 

The Mississippi River Paddle Share is the first kayak-sharing program of its kind in the country, allowing kayakers to reserve a boat online from one of five stations along the Mississippi River, including Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Learn more about the Mississippi River Paddle Share.

Golf Academy Lesson and League Registration Begins February 27

February 09, 2018

Discover the great game of golf through the Golf Academy of Three Rivers Park District! Golf Academy lesson and league registration beings on Tuesday, February 27, at 8 a.m. for lessons at Baker National Golf Course (Medina), Cleary Lake Golf Course (near Prior Lake), Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center (Plymouth) and Glen Lake Golf & Practice Center (Minnetonka/Eden Prairie).  

The Golf Academy offers a full progression of golf lessons for adults and juniors. Group and private lessons are available for golfers of all skill levels — from those who have never golfed to those wishing to take their game to the next level. The Park District also offers a variety of exciting clinics, camps and schools for adults and juniors.  

Committed to providing youth golfing opportunities, the Park District offers numerous junior golf programs including The First Tee Lesson Leagues, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, Hooked on Golf, The First Tee Golf & Sports Camp at Baker National, and “Go Camps.” Youth scholarships are available.

Golfers may register by phone at 763-559-6700 or online

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 MissRT@threeriversparks.org or by mail to: Three Rivers Park District, c/o Ann Rexine, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55441.

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