Over the past year, Dakota County has been updating the 2005 Miesville Ravine Park Reserve Master Plan. We've also created a new Natural Resources Management Plan.
An updated plan ensures that future investment reflects community needs. The draft plan includes a long-range vision for the park and a 10-year plan to guide future decisions about park activities, capital investment and natural resource restoration.
The Natural Resources Management Plan addresses restoration priorities and provides short-term and long-term management recommendations for the natural areas in the park.
Visit the project story map if you would like to learn more about the park.
Community open houses
Dakota County held two community open houses to gather feedback on the long-range plan and natural resources management plan. A virtual event was held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 and an in-person meeting was held Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 at the Cannon River Lutheran Church.
Open House Presentation
We want to hear what you think
The draft plans are available for community review through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.
To provide feedback, please review the executive summaries and full plans and fill out a short questionnaire:
Long-Range Plan Executive Summary - Draft
Long-Range Plan - Draft
Natural Resources Management Plan Executive Summary - Draft
Natural Resources Management Plan - Draft
Complete a questionnaire
You can also make comments directly on the plan documents.
Comment on long-range plan
Comment on natural resources plan
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September–November 2022: Research findings and vision (Community Engagement – Fall 2022)
December 2022–June 2023: Concept development
June–October 2023: Plan development (Community Engagement – Fall 2023)
December–January 2024: Approvals