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 are updating the Lebanon Hills Master Plan, to guide and prioritize park management and improvements over the next decade.
The new plan built from the 2001 Lebanon Hills Master Plan and addresses needs identified since that time.
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. Read the adopted Lebanon Hills Master Plan.
Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission
The Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan will be reviewed and recommended for adoption at a commission meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Metropolitan Council Regional Administration building, 390 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, Minn. in Lower Level Room A. See the commission meeting schedule.