The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved an update to the park ordinance. The updated ordinance takes effect Oct. 15, 2023.
Updated Park Ordinance
The ordinance was last updated in 1997. Since that time, many changes have occurred in technology and the way visitors use county parks. New activities, emerging safety and social topics, and other absent topics in the ordinance created the desire to update the ordinance.
Also, several areas within the ordinance required clarification to allow for proper enforcement. The changes should result in an ordinance that is equitable, consistent and streamlined. It will promote greater enjoyment of the parks, increase user safety and protect park facilities, property and natural resources.
The park ordinance update process included public input. A public hearing was held May 23, 2023 before the Dakota County Board of Commissioners.
Summary of Public Engagement
Summary of Draft Revisions