The Diamond Lake Regional Trail is an exciting Three Rivers Park District project that will eventually run from the Mississippi River to another trail system that connects to Lake Minnetonka. The route will go south through Dayton and Rogers into Corcoran, continue south into Medina before heading west to Baker Park. From there, the trail will run through the park before connecting with an existing trail that runs east-west. A final segment will connect the Luce Line State Trail and Dakota Rail Regional Trail, giving access to Lake Minnetonka.
Regional Trails are long term projects, sometimes taking 10-20+ years, as the Park District works only on a willing-seller basis to acquire route segments. Due to the timing of several previously approved projects in Corcoran, there may be an opportunity for some portions to be constructed soon.
Another exciting part of the Hackamore Road Project is the new bituminous trail that will be constructed along the north side of the road. This key stretch of trial will eventually connect to the Diamond Lake Regional Trail to the west to trails in Medina and Plymouth to the east.
Another exciting project is the Linear Park that will run along County Road 116. This project will provide a beautiful green open space buffer through the middle of our Town Center area. Starting near City Hall, this park will extend south past the future St. Therese Campus.
Another exciting upcoming project is the new Park, Open Space Park and Boardwalk in the Northeast part of Corcoran. The over 20 acre open space park will be adjacent to a roughly 12 acre public park. A boardwalk will be constructed to give access to the park from the neighborhood. We anticipate moving forward with the next stages of planning soon, so make sure to check back for more information!
In addition to City Park, The Diamond Lake Regional Trail, Bellwether Park, Open Space Park & Boardwalk and Hackamore Road Trail, there are also a number of smaller park projects and trail segments that are in various stages of planning, approval and construction.