At nearly 2,000 acres and more than half a million visits per year, Lebanon Hills Regional Park is the County’s largest and busiest park. Dakota County and HKGi updated the Lebanon Hills Master Plan, to guide and prioritize park management and improvements over the next decade.
Something for everyone
The revised Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan provides for greater access and improves natural resources for all.
The plan does not pave over any existing hiking or cross country ski trails, but expands the amount of natural surface hiking trails in the park, resulting in a total of 43 miles of unpaved trails. It also adds a 6-mile paved connector trail and a 0.5-mile paved loop around McDonough Lake.
Residents wanted an increased emphasis on protecting the park’s natural resources, so the plan includes more efforts to remove invasive buckthorn.
Lebanon Hills Master Plan.