Dakota County is updating the2005 Thompson County Park Master Plan and creating a new Natural Resources Management Plan for the park.
An updated master plan is needed to ensure that future investment reflects community needs. The master plan will include 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 will address restoration priorities and provide near-term management recommendations for the natural areas in the park.
We want to hear what you think
After collecting input last summer, two concepts for future park improvements have been developed. Concepts explore options for natural resource restoration, lake recreation, new trails, expanded picnicking and more. During the month of February, we will be seeking input and feedback on those ideas. Input on the concepts will be used to develop preferred and 10-year implementation plans in the Phase 4 of the project.
You can provide input online through Feb. 28. Review the concepts and comment on the Social Pinpoint website.
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Community Open House - Monday, Feb. 11
Open House Display
Phase 1: Project Organization (April–June 2018)
Phase 2: Research, Findings, and Vision (June–October 2018)
- Community input – June-September 2018
Phase 3: Park Concepts (October 2018-April 2019)
- Community input – December 2018-February 2019
Phases 4 & 5: Plan Development and Approvals
- Community input – June-September 2019
Community Engagement Plan
Phase 1 Community Engagement Summary
Research, Findings & Vision Summary