Dakota County Parks is committed to the health and safety of our public and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- All parks, trails and greenways – passes for Dakota Woods Dog Park, archery and equestrian trails should be purchased online
- Schulze Lake Beach
- Lebanon Hills and Lake Byllesby campgrounds
- Playgrounds at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Spring Lake Park Reserve and Thompson County Park
- Exterior restrooms
- Picnic shelters – for drop-in use for individual households and groups less than 25
- Fishing piers
- Motorized boat launch at Lake Byllesby Regional Park
- Non-motorized boat launches at Lake Byllesby and Lebanon Hills regional parks
- Summer equipment rental at Lebanon Hills Regional Park
- Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Camp Sacajawea Retreat Center, Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center, Camp Spring Lake Retreat Center (except for YMCA events) and Dakota Lodge
- Playground at Lake Byllesby Regional Park
- Lake Byllesby Beach – due to park improvement project
- Water fountains
- Whitetail Woods Camper Cabins
- Fawn Crossing Nature Play Area at Whitetail Woods Regional Park – due to a park improvement project
Updated July 2, 2020
- Outdoor education programming until further notice
- Facility rentals through July 14
- If you have had a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, or a new or increased cough in the last seven days OR if you have had close contact with someone who was diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 within the last 14 days, do not visit.
- Assume surfaces have not been sanitized. Use hand sanitizer if you do come in contact with picnic tables and play areas.
- Always maintain at least 6 feet from others, except for members of the same household.
- Several popular lake loops have been signed as one-way directional signage. Please follow posted directional signage around the following lakes:
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It is important to note that stigma will not fight COVID-19 — sharing accurate information will. Find information from reliable, trustworthy sources , including Dakota County Public Health, Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.