Dakota County is seeking public input on future improvements to Thompson County Park. The County plans an open house for Monday, Feb. 11 from 5–7 p.m. at Dakota Lodge in Thompson County Park, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul.
The updated Thompson County Park Master Plan will make recommendations for park improvements, identify a long-term vision, recommend interpretive strategies and create a new Natural Resources Management Plan.
After initial community input in summer 2018, concepts for recreation, natural resources and interpretation have been developed for consideration. The open house will allow the public to provide feedback on those concepts. A range of ideas to improve popular activities such as picnicking, fishing, sledding, paddle sports, nature play and trail-based recreation are explored.
Community feedback will influence content of the draft plan, which will be completed in summer 2019.
There is also an opportunity to provide input online from Feb. 1–28. To provide input or to learn more, visit the Thompson County Park Master Plan page.