Carver Lake Park
3175 Century Avenue South
Vehicle access to the main entrance and parking lot at Carver Lake Park will be restricted Tuesday, May 18, through Thursday, May 20, to finish remaining items from the 2020 Park Improvement Project. Remaining project items include parking lot and road striping, drainage adjustments along the park road, clean-up work and speed control improvements.
The bike park will also be closed Wednesday, May 19, at 5 p.m. for annual maintenance. Signage will be posted near the project area.
2020 Improvement Project
The main components of the project included repaving and minor redesign of the main parking lot and road, an expanded parking lot by the new bike park playground, adding an electronic gate at the main road entrance, and enhancing the pedestrian crossings for paved trail and off-road cycling trail users. Paved trails in the park were repaved in advance of the larger parking lot reconstruction project.
During the summer of 2021, staff will finalize the park concept and prepare the project for construction in 2022 or 2023. The following amenities are being considered for Briarcroft Park:
- Basketball court
- Tennis court
- Ball field
- Shade structure
(Formerly Bailey Lake Park)
A preliminary concept includes a playground, shade structure, multi-purpose open/active field space, basketball court, tennis/pickleball court, and trail connections. The design also indicates an entrance road and parking lot - this amenity is being evaluated. This project will be constructed Summer/Fall of 2021. Updated concept plan and project timeline coming soon.
During the summer of 2021, staff will finalize the park concept and prepare the project for construction in Spring/Summer 2022. A preliminary concept currently includes a playground, open/active space, and trail connections.
During the summer of 2021, staff will be replacing the playground at Menomini Park. Preliminary plans are for a play structure designed for ages 5-12 years that maximizes the current playground space and a new basketball court.
During the summer of 2021, staff will be developing park improvements at Pioneer Park. Preliminary plans include replacing the existing parking lot, basketball and the dual-purpose pickleball and tennis courts.
A preliminary concept includes a tot-lot play structure and trailhead. This project will be constructed Summer/Fall of 2021. Updated concept plan and timeline coming soon.
Valley Creek Park Master Plan
Valley Creek Park is an undeveloped 70 acre community park in Woodbury, and is part of a larger area known as the Fish Lake Greenway Corridor. The entrance to the park is located off Valley Creek Road near the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway. This property is part of a larger collection of city-owned open space and park parcels that were acquired through a city open space referendum in 1998, park dedication from development, a state Metro Greenways Grant from the MNDNR, and a Land and Water Legacy Grant from Washington County.
The open space is a mixture of oak woodland, coniferous tree plantation and retired agricultural fields. Significant investment has been made since 2006 regarding the active vegetation management of this area with prairie and oak savannah restoration.
Master Planning Process
The Valley Creek Master Planning process took place in 2019-2020. This process' goals were to develop strong connections between potential activities in the park, enhance the existing natural qualities and resources, serve the community through the addition of unique experiences to the park system, and serve adjacent neighborhoods' daily recreational needs.
Visit the Valley Creek Park Page
During the summer of 2021, staff will be replacing the playground at Wedgewood Heights Park. Preliminary plans are for a play structure designed for ages 5-12 years that maximizes the current playground space.
At this time, the city is encouraging residents living in the area to share feedback regarding the improvements you would like to see in the neighborhood park.
Submit your comments
New Trail Construction/Reconstruction
Projects include reconstruction segments of trail throughout the city, which are in poor condition and showing signs of severe surface raveling and large sections of trail in need of reconstruction.
Trail Improvement Projects