Dakota County is updating the2005 Thompson County Park Master Plan and creating a new Natural Resources Management Plan for the park.
An updated master plan is needed to ensure that future investment reflects community needs. The master plan will include a long-range vision for the park and a 10-year plan to 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.
We want to hear what you think
There will be opportunities for you to provide input throughout the planning process.
Over the summer, we will be at events talking to residents about their vision for the park's future.
Check back, follow Dakota County Parks on Facebook, or sign up for the Parks E-News to be notified of future input opportunities and project updates.
Stop by and talk to us
Take a Kid Fishing Event
Sunday, June 10, noon-3 p.m.
360 Butler Ave. E, West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Thompson County Park
Look for our table near the Thompson County Park picnic shelter.
Phase 1: Project Organization (April–June 2018)
Phase 2: Research, Findings, and Vision (June–October 2018)
- Community input – June-September 2018
Phase 3: Park Concepts (October 2018-April 2019)
- Community input – December 2018-February 2019
Phases 4 & 5: Plan Development and Approvals
- Community input – June-September 2019
Community Engagement Plan