West Mississippi River Regional Trail Acquisition Plan

Below you can find updates on the West Mississippi River Regional Trail Acquisition Plan. To learn more about this project, view the master plan.

October 11, 2018

Three Rivers Purchases Two Properties for West Mississippi River Regional Trail

Three Rivers Park District has purchased two properties in Dayton that will be part of the future West Mississippi River Regional Trail corridor. Together, the properties comprise about 18 acres of land.

Seventy-five percent of the funding to purchase the land was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The remainder of the purchase price was funded by Three Rivers Park District.

The West Mississippi River Regional Trail 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 trail will connect Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park becoming Mississippi Gateway Regional Park with North Mississippi Regional Park and will link to the Rush Creek, Medicine Lake and Twin Lakes regional trails.

The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife and other natural resources.