Thursday, January 24, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 24
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 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A preliminary identification of possible future outdoor recreation activities includes, as funding permits, a section of paved regional trail, non-paved park interpretive trails, a water resources learning center and small campground to support service le
- Jay Corn
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved a purchase agreement for the Camp Kingswood property in Minnetrista. Under the agreement, which was approved Dec. 20, the Park District will pay $2.25 million for the 127-acre property. The next step is for the Minnesota United Methodist Church Board of Trustees to approve the purchase agreement. “This property is a rare and unique gem in suburban Hennepin County, and I am delighted that Three Rivers Park District is able to acquire this land for public use,” said Larry Blackstad, chair of the Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners. “Natural resources of this quality are seldom still found in the metro area, and I am excited that Three Rivers will be…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Identified by Hennepin County as a "priority," new easement will help to quell threats to sensitive natural areas and habitat.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the Minnesota Land Trust earlier this month to add and co-hold a 44-acre conservation easement for Camp Kingswood, located in the City of Minnetrista. Hennepin County will contribute $42,500 towards this easement for stewardship fees and other costs associated with acquiring the conservation easement. This ecologically diverse natural area had been identified in Hennepin County's natural resources inventory as a priority area in need of protection. The easement prohibits activities that would significantly impair or interfere with the existing natural resources and the critical habitat for plants and animals provided by this site. The easement area includes a remnant …