Parks and Trail Projects/Construction
North & South Valley Park Master PlanThe City is working to updated the Master Plan for North & South Valley Parks. There will be an Open House at the South Valley Park picnic shelter on Tuesday, September 18 from 5-7pm. This will provide resident and park users the opportunity to review drafts of the plan, provide comments and make suggestions.
Information on Rich Valley Regional Greenway
Dakota County is planning for a Rich Valley Regional Greenway which will be a County trail project. The Rich Valley Regional Greenway Master Plan has not yet been adopted but residents can log into the following website to learn more and comment.
Information on the Mendota Lebanon Regional GreenwayDakota County is planning for a Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway which will be a County trail project. The Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway Master Plan has been adopted and can be viewed here
Seidl’s Lake Park
The City will be hosting a neighborhood park meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at 6pm so residents can learn about our plans for replacing the playground equipment. Please click here for the Open House flyer.
Heritage Village Park-Dog ParkConstruction of an off-leash dog park has begun at Heritage Village Park. It is expected that construction will take until beginning of November 2018. Once construction is complete, it is anticipated the all-breed area will be open for use and that the small-breed area will not be open until the spring of 2019 to allow for ground cover vegetation to get established. The City will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening in the spring of 2019. Please check the website frequently for updates. The City expects to be posting information on annual passes for the dog park in November 2018. Click on the PDF here to view the Master Plan.
Northwest Area Park PlanningThe city is actively looking to purchase 5-10 acres of land for a park south of 70th and west of Highway 3. More information will be made available as progress is made toward land acquisition. Click here to click for details.
Rich Valley Tennis CourtThe new tennis court is now open. The new court is lined lined for both tennis and pickle ball.
New Dakota County Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead Opens
The Mississippi River Trail has a new trailhead: Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead. The trailhead and building are located on the southern portion of the Mississippi River trail at the intersection of Courthouse Blvd and 111th St. E in Inver Grove Heights.
+Parking for 15 vehicles🚗
+Access to the Mississippi River Trail🚵♀️🚶♂️
+Restroom building with drinking fountain🚻🚰
+Bike repair station🚲
+Picnic tables and benches🥪
+Interpretation and wayfinding🗺️
+Stunning views of the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) and the Mississippi River.🦋🦅🛶🚤
The trail and trailhead are open daily 5 AM-10 PM.
The restroom building is open 8 AM-10 PM to begin, then 5 AM-10 PM later this spring; restrooms have an electronic locking system and will automatically open and close daily.
Information on any of these projects can be directed towards Eric Carlson, Parks and Recreation Director, at 651-450-2587 or email