The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has released the draft acquisition master plan for Kingswood Special Recreation Feature for public and governmental review and approval. The draft plan sets the process for public comment on Three Rivers Park District’s pending purchase of the property.
The acquisition master plan establishes the proposed park’s boundary and describes the overarching intent of the park.
Copies of the acquisition master plan also will be available for viewing beginning Jan. 28 at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center in Plymouth, at the Minnetrista City Hall, area libraries and online at www.ThreeRiversParks.org.
Acquisition of the property is intended to provide recreational and educational access to Little Long Lake, one of the most pristine water bodies in Hennepin County; enhance the level of protection and management of Little Long Lake and the surrounding lands; secure property for a future high-quality destination regional trail linking the Luce Line State Trail, Gale Woods Farm, Dakota Rail Regional Trail, Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Carver Park Reserve and the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail; and meet the growing demand for nature-based service-learning programs.
A 30-day public comment period on the Kingswood Special Recreation Feature acquisition master plan will take place from Jan. 28 through Feb. 26.
Comments may be sent to:
Three Rivers Park District, Kingswood Special Recreation Feature
3000 Xenium Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55441-1299
Comments can also be faxed to 763-557-5248 or e-mailed to Kingswood@threeriversparkdistrict.org.
A public open house about the acquisition master plan will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Gale Woods Farm Education Center in Minnetrista. The open house will provide an opportunity for the public to review the contents of the acquisition master plan, ask questions and submit comments.
For more information, visit www.ThreeRiversParks.org and search for Kingswood, or call 763-559-9000.
The 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. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves more than 9 million visitors a year.