Three Rivers Seeks Public Comments About Intercity Regional Trail Master Plan

The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has approved the draft master plan for the Intercity Regional Trail, and the public has an opportunity to review the plan and make comments about it.

The master plan has been developed for the seven-mile paved multi-use trail, which will travel north-south from Lake Nokomis Parkway in Minneapolis through Richfield and to the Minnesota River in Bloomington.

The trail will connect to the Minneapolis Grand Rounds trail system at Lake Nokomis, Three Rivers Park District’s Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail in Richfield, and the Mall of America in Bloomington. Future connections across the Minnesota River to Dakota County’s regional trail system and proposed Minnesota Valley State Trail also are considered.

The Intercity Regional Trail Task Force guided the trail master planning process and coordinated planning efforts with local and regional agencies. Copies of the master plan are available at www.ThreeRiversParks.org (search for “Intercity” in the search box at the upper right corner of the home page); at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center; at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offices; Minneapolis City Hall; Bloomington City Hall; Richfield City Hall; the Augsburg Park Library; the Oxboro Library; the Penn Lake Library; the Washburn Library; and the Nokomis Library.

The public has the opportunity to provide comments from April 2 through May 1; written comments may be submitted by e-mail to ICRT@ThreeRiversParkDistrict.org, by fax to 763-557-5248, or by mail to: Three Rivers Park District, Intercity Regional Trail, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55441.

About Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District is a nature-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Three Rivers Park District’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves 8 million visitors a year.

 

Last updated Apr. 4, 2012