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Minnesota Riverfront Park

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Features

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


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.

Trail Maps


Minnesota River Greenway Map
Map of current and proposed trails along the Minnesota River
Bike Route from Cliff Fen Park to Minnesota Riverfront Park (parts of this trail may be submerged when nearby water levels are high)