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Future Park Planning

Parks and trails play a major role in the high quality of life enjoyed by residents. They also help attract new people to our community. The city is always looking for new ways to provide a wide variety of diverse recreational amenities across the community.

The city is working on park development plans for southern Woodbury. The goal is to provide equitable and excellent park amenities to this part of the city, with well-distributed and well-connected amenities that complement those already present such as the HealthEast Sports Center and East Ridge High School.

Preliminary concept plans include small parks in the Bridlewood Farms, Highcroft, Oehlke and Summerlin neighborhoods, featuring small play equipment and gathering spaces along the proposed trail systems. In addition, the future Bailey Lake Park will be large enough to support an athletic field, which would allow for more programmed recreation opportunities within walking distance for most residents. The South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) is leading the future construction of an environmental learning center in the future Glacial Valley Park to be located between Pioneer and Woodbury Drives and south of Dale Road.

Preliminary concept plans are being developed by city staff in collaboration with a parks consultant (LHB), the Parks and Natural Resources Commission and the City Council. This page will be updated as more plans are developed.

If you live in these areas and would like to share your ideas about these future park and trail amenities, you can contact Mike Adams, assistant Parks and Recreation Director, at (651) 414-3435 or send an email to