Parks News

Engaging community is focus of parks equity planning

A new equity analysis is required for park agencies to show how they engaged the public in developing park and trail master plans, or amending those plans, and the outcomes of the engagement.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Castles and owls and sledding, oh my!

Regional parks offer fun winter options for every age and interest, from Ice Castles to the Art Shanty Project to cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, and much more.

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Parks study to focus on youth

Youth-serving nonprofit organizations are invited to apply to collaborate on the project and will be compensated for their work.

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019

Travel on butterfly wings to a regional park

Buses and trains aren’t just for getting to work, or the doctor, or a professional sports game. Several Metro Transit routes go to regional parks.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Visits to regional parks hit all-time high

Regional parks in the metro area got nearly 60 million visits in 2018, an increase of 2.6 percent over the previous year and the most visits of any year on record.

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Council grants help park agencies purchase land

On Sept. 12, the Metropolitan Council awarded close to $1.7 million to Washington County and the Three Rivers Park District to buy land for regional parks and trails.

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Council and Committee meetings

    The Council and its committees meet regularly most months.  Find information on all upcoming Council and Committee meetings.   

    Date: 1/1/2019
    Time: 12:00 PM -
    Location: various locations and dates
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