The national Mississippi River Trail follows the country’s iconic river along its 3,000-mile course from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
Twenty-six miles of this trail will run through Dakota County from the northern edge of South St. Paul to downtown Hastings. Created over the last decade, this corridor connects off-street trails and bike lanes through parks, cities, natural areas and remarkable views.
Mississippi River Trail Interpretive & Experience Design
We need your help to make the trail better
Dakota County is adding engaging ways to explore the history of the Mississippi River at 10 different spots along the Mississippi River Trail. These spots, meant to enhance the trail experience, will include educational panels, interactive elements and kids play features,
In 2017, Dakota County received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to refine the conceptual design of one of these spots, the South St. Paul Stockyards.
Work is currently underway, and the project scope includes developing the final design, completing the panel text and design, and developing the fabrication and construction documents for the interpretive elements.
See a draft of the final design for the interpretive node.
Dakota County Parks is seeking public input regarding the draft final design. Please submit any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be accepted through March 31, 2018.