Parks and Trail Projects/Construction

Information on Rich Valley Regional Greenway

Dakota County is planning for a Rich Valley Regional Greenway which will be a County trail project. The Rich Valley Regional Greenway Master Plan has not yet been adopted but residents can log into the following website to learn more and comment.

Information on the Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway

Dakota County is planning for a Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway which will be a County trail project.  The Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway Master Plan has been adopted and can be viewed here

Heritage Village Park-Dog Park

The City is considering the construction of a dog park in Heritage Village Park.  Tentative plans include construction of a parking lot, lighting, and fencing during the summer of 2018 with an opening in the fall of 2018.  Click on the PDF here to view the Master Plan.

Northwest Area Park Planning

The city is actively looking to purchase 5-10 acres of land for a park south of 70th and west of Highway 3.  More information will be made available as progress is made toward land acquisition. Click here to click for details.

Rich Valley Tennis Court

The City plans to replace the tennis court at Rich Valley Park during the 2018 construction season.  For more information click here

North & South Valley Park Master Plan

The City is working to updated the Master Plan for North & South Valley Parks.  The draft copy of the plan can be viewed by clicking here

New Dakota County Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead Opens

The Mississippi River Trail has a new trailhead: Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead.  The trailhead and building are located on the southern portion of the Mississippi River trail at the intersection of Courthouse Blvd and 111th St. E in Inver Grove Heights.

Amenities include:...
+Parking for 15 vehicles

+Access to the Mississippi River Trail
+Restroom building with drinking fountain

+Bike repair station
+Picnic tables and benches
+Interpretation and wayfinding
+Stunning views of the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) and the Mississippi River.

The trail and trailhead are open daily 5 AM-10 PM.
The restroom building is open 8 AM-10 PM to begin, then 5 AM-10 PM later this spring; restrooms have an electronic locking system and will automatically open and close daily.


Information on any of these projects can be directed towards Eric Carlson, Parks and Recreation Director, at 651-450-2587 or email