Hours: Daily, 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Address: 600 W. Black Dog Road, Burnsville (Driving directions)
The Minnesota River Greenway is along the south side of the Minnesota River in Burnsville. The trail is in place between I-35W and Cedar Avenue. Trail users can park at the Minnesota Riverfront Park Trailhead and enjoy views of the Minnesota River and Black Dog Lake (part of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge). The trail takes users by the Xcel Energy Black Dog Power Plant.
Public comment - Environmental Assessment Worksheet
Dakota County is planning to build a 3.7-mile section of the Minnesota River Greenway in Fort Snelling State Park, and the public can review environmental impacts of the project.
The county will partner with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on the new greenway section from the trailhead near Cedar Avenue in Burnsville to the trailhead at Lone Oak Road in Eagan. The proposed trail is primarily located in Eagan within an unimproved area of Fort Snelling, south of the Minnesota River.
An Environmental Assessment Worksheet, which describes the project and its impacts, is available for public review and comment June 8–July 8, 2021.
Minnesota River Greenway Environmental Assessment Worksheet
Submit written comments through July 8 to John Mertens at Dakota County, 1590 Hwy. 55, Hastings MN 55033, or by email at email@example.com.
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