Dakota County is updating the 2005 Lake Byllesby Regional Park Master Plan and creating a new Natural Resources Management Plan for the park. Goodhue County will also be updating the master plan for their Byllesby County Park.
An updated master plan is needed to reflect changes over last 10 years, notably the new Mill Towns Trail bridge over the Cannon River that connects the Lake Byllesby parks in Goodhue and Dakota counties.
The master plan will include a long-range (10-25 years) vision for the park and 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.
Get involved in the process
There will be opportunities for you to provide input throughout the year-long planning process. An online questionnaire will be available during the month of September.
A community open house is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19. Attendees will have an opportunity to identify current park issues and future opportunities. There is no set program so drop by at any time during the meeting. Open house participants will also have an opportunity to provide input on the Cannon Valley Trail Master Plan.
Community Open House
Monday, Sept. 19, 5–6:30 p.m.
Cannon Falls City Hall
918 River Road
Cannon Falls, MN
- Phase 1: Project Organization (July–August 2016) – Define the project process
- Phase 2: Inventory & Research (August–November 2016) – Identify issues, opportunities, and needs
- Phase 3: Park Concepts (October 2016–May 2017) – Establish the vision for the future and explore alternative design and policy concepts to achieve the vision
- Phase 4: Plan Developments & Approvals (May–September 2017) – Determine the preferred direction for the future and develop the plan documents for adoption by the County Board.