Parks Project Updates

The information below is on planned and active construction projects in the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation system. Please note most projects are weather dependent and dates may be subject to change. Updates are posted as they become available.

Highway 96 Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment

Project Information:
Ramsey County is planning to amend the 1996 Highway 96 Regional Trail Corridor Master Plan for a portion of the Highway 96 Regional Trail adjacent to Snail Lake Marsh in Shoreview, MN.

The master plan amendment is focused on an area south of the intersection of Highway 96 and Victoria Street that was acquired as open space by Ramsey County during 1976 and 1977. The addition of Snail Lake Marsh will provide 47 acres of passive recreation, including trail facilities, informal overlooks, and habitat restoration and interpretation along the Highway 96 Regional Trail.

Public Comments:
Solicitation for public comment has closed for this project.

Rice Creek North Regional Trail

Project Information:​
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation has prepared a Master Plan Amendment for the portion of the Rice Creek North Regional Trail Corridor from I-35W to County Road I adjacent to the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (T​​​CAAP) site in Arden Hills. The Rice Creek corridor was identified as an essential wildlife corridor providing a habitat link between regional parks.

The master plan amendment was needed to allow an additional 60 acres to the existing wildlife corridor for a total of 108 acres, which will be used as wildlife habitat, a trailhead facility and cross country ski trails. The project will also include the development of a Regional Trail extension, which is a new 1.5 mile trail link along the east side of the former TCAPP site to the Highway 96 Regional Trail on Highway 96.

The Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment includes long-term policy guides to improvements, acquisitions, management and operations. The documents will address:​
  • Natural Resources
  • Recreation opportunities and development
  • Cost estimates
  • Land protection needs
  • Phasing
  • Operations and maintenance
Please click the links below to view or download PDFs related to this project.
Public Comments:
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is no longer accepting public comments for this project.

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