Live music, food trucks and family-friendly activities will be part of a Thursday, July 14 open house celebrating upgrades at Thompson County Park.
The improvements included a new lakeside plaza and sundeck, an enhanced picnic area, interpretive signs and a new paved lake trail. Children of different abilities can explore a new pollinator-themed accessible playground.
The free event is 4–8 p.m. and includes:
- Live music from Mariachi Jalisco (4–5:30 p.m.) and Ecuador Manta (6–8 p.m.).
- License-free fishing during the event, with fishing equipment and bait provided free of charge.
- Five food trucks.
- Lawn games.
- The Dakota County Library On the Go van.
The $3 million project was supported with county, Metropolitan Council and state funds.
Thompson County Park is located at 360 Butler Ave. E., West St. Paul.
For more information, visit the Thompson County Park Open House page.