West Mississippi River Regional Trail Master Plan

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.

Learn More

Read the master plan:

Hard copies of the master plan are available for review for the duration of the public comment period at locations below:

Three Rivers Park District
Administrative Center
3000 Xenium Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55441

Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Road
Dayton, MN55369

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Visitor Center
10360 West River Road
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

Brooklyn Center
City Hall
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Brooklyn Center
Brookdale Library - Hennepin County
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Brooklyn Park
City Hall
5200 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Brooklyn Park
Library - Hennepin County
8500 West Broadway Avenue
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Champlin
City Hall
11955 Champlin Drive
Champlin, MN 55316

Champlin
Library - Hennepin County
12154 Ensign Avenue North
Champlin, MN 55316

Dayton
City Hall
12260 South Diamond Lake Road
Dayton, MN 55327

Provide Feedback

The public has the opportunity to provide comments from Feb. 9 through March 12. Written comments may be submitted by email to MissRT@threeriversparks.org or by mail to:

Three Rivers Park District
c/o Ann Rexine
3000 Xenium Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55441