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Minnesota River

This master plan conveys a vision to establish a greenway following the south side of the Minnesota River valley from Burnsville to St. Paul. Like other greenways being planned in Dakota County, the Minnesota River Greenway is envisioned to provide multiple benefits to water quality, habitat enhancement, recreation and non-motorized transportation.

The Minnesota River Greenway travels 17 miles through Burnsville, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale before landing at St. Paul’s Lilydale Regional Park, where trails continue to Harriet Island and downtown St. Paul. This corridor is part of the larger Minnesota Valley State Trail corridor planned by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that will travel from Le Sueur to St. Paul.

For more information, read the MinnesotaRiverMasterPlan.pdfMinnesota River Greenway Master Plan.

Minnesota River Greenway Study Documents

Alignment Feasibility Study Schedule
Greenway Issues Map
MinnesotaRiverGreenProposedTrailAlignments.pdfProposed Trail Alignments
Nicols Fen Report (2008)
Floodplain Map
Soils Map
Water Resources Map
Fort Snelling Ecological Study (1995)
Wetland Delineation Report
MinnesotaRiverGreenwayEaganAlignmentFeasibilityStudy.pdfEagan Alignment Feasibility Study

Last updated: 1/6/2014 9:36 AM