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Minnesota Riverfront Park

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  1. Bicycle Repair Station
  2. Bike Trail
  3. Grill
  4. Hard Trail
  5. Parking
  6. Picnic Area

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Minnesota Riverfront Park is home to the trailhead of the new Black Dog segment of the Minnesota River Greenway Trail. The park offers amenities such as picnic tables, a grilling area, a bicycle repair station and a parking lot.

The 3.75-mile segment of paved trail stretches along the river, through the Xcel Energy Black Dog power plant property, to Minnesota Highway 77/Cedar Avenue. It is ideal for walking or biking, and includes an observation deck and wildlife viewing areas on the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Minnesota River Greenway

Once complete, the Minnesota River Greenway will travel 17 miles through Burnsville, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale before landing at St. Paul’s Lilydale Regional Park. From there, trails continue to Harriet Island and downtown St. Paul. The corridor is rich in culture and natural resources, connecting both nature and trails through Dakota County along the Minnesota River. The hope is that trail connections will one day extend across the Minnesota River, to the planned Minnesota Valley State Trail and multiple trail loop opportunities within the river valley. To learn more about the Minnesota River Greenway project, visit Dakota County's website.

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Minnesota River Greenway Map