Parks & Trails

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About the Park System


In 2004, Scott County became the tenth Regional Park implementing agency for the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a new implementing agency, we are beginning a process that will create a park, trail, and open space system that enhances the health and spirit of our residents and our guests by connecting people to the natural world.
 
Scott County is home to Cleary Lake, Spring LakeCedar Lake Farm, and Doyle-Kennefick regional parks, as well as  Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve and the Scott West Regional Trail.  Under a joint powers agreement, Scott County and Three Rivers Park District combine resources to collectively operate all regional parks and trails in the county.
 

Regional Park Process


Scott County is a regional park implementing agency of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Funding for Scott County’s regional parks and trails master planning has been provided through a grant received under the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Act, in which 14.25% of the funds generated from the 3/8% increase in the state sales tax will provide funding for regional and state parks and trails.
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