We invite you to find yourself enjoying all your parks have to offer — gather with family and friends, sleep under the stars, send kites soaring from bluff tops, ski award-winning trails, paddle shimmering lakes, snowshoe by moonlight or chase butterflies among the wildflowers.
You'll find yourself having the time of your life in Dakota County Parks.
In the woods
On the trails
- Experience nearly 10 miles of the best single track
mountain bike trails in Minnesota any time of year at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
Bike or inline skate miles of scenic paved trails with views of rivers, prairies and woodlands on the Big Rivers Regional Trail or the Mississippi River, Minnesota River and River to River greenways.
- Saddle up and explore more than 10 miles of
beautiful wooded horse trails at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
On the water
In the winter
Enjoy everything under the sun
But there are limits
Enjoy our parks and everything they have to offer, but please follow our rules. So everyone can enjoy the park, use trails for their intended purpose (mountain biking trails are for mountain bikes only, equestrian trails are for horses only, ski trails are for skiers only, etc.).
Pets must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Please put pet waste in the garbage. Follow posted rules signs and honor posted closure notices. Only park in designated parking spaces.
Check trail conditions before heading out.
The use of drones and fireworks is prohibited. Staked tents outside of designated camping areas are not allowed. Organized groups of 50 or more and organized public and private events must have an approved special use permit for any planned park or trail use.
For a complete list of rules, see the
Park Ordinance for details.