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.
Draft plan documents
The Draft Thompson County Park Master Plan addresses needs and desires that the community identified during the year-long planning process. Future improvements include enhancing the lake as a focal point, restoring natural resources, expanding picnicking options and improving accessibility. The Draft Natural Resources Management Plan recommends a phased approach to restoring all of the park's natural areas.
Draft Plan Documents
Draft Thompson County Park Master Plan
Draft Master Plan Appendices
Draft Thompson County Park Natural Resources Management Plan
We want to hear what you think
Thank you to all who reviewed and commented on the Draft Master Plan and Natural Resources Management Plan. All input received can be reviewed in the Community Engagement Section of the Draft Master Plan Appendices.
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-July 2019)
- Community input – December 2018-February 2019
Phases 4 & 5: Plan Development and Approvals (July 2019-January 2020)
- Community input – September-November 2019
Community Engagement Plan
Phase 1 Community Engagement Summary
Phase 2 Community Engagement Summary
Research, Findings & Vision Summary
Open House Display (Feb. 11, 2019)