Open house to discuss park system plans

Dakota County is seeking public input on planning efforts to improve natural resources management and visitor services in the county park system.

The parks department is currently developing the Parks Visitor Service Strategic Operations Plan and the Natural Resources Management System Plan. The plans aim to enrich the overall visitor experience by delivering improved services and to enhance the quality of natural resources in the park system. Preliminary concepts have been developed for each plan. Public input is sought to suggest improvements to the concepts and the plans’ priorities. 


In order to gather public input, an open house will be held Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W, West St. Paul. 

The open house will be in rooms 110A and 110B. No formal presentations are planned. 


Open house topics include:

Public events and food in parks

Outdoor education programs on nature, recreation skills, and culture


Marketing and customer Services

Equipment and facility rentals

Vegetation management in parks, greenways and conservation easements

Water resources in parks, greenways and conservation easements

Wildlife management in parks, greenways and conservation easements


For more information about the plans, please visit For questions about the open house, please contact Steve Sullivan, parks department director, at 952-891-7088. 

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