The Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance and development of the parks, trails and open space system throughout the city. Currently, the system consists of approximately 3,290 acres of city-owned property, 148 miles of trails, 123 athletic fields, including school fields, 46 play structures, 76 sport court facilities, 55 named parks and open spaces, which includes five large community parks and more than 31 miscellaneous park buildings. The division also mows more than 540 acres of park and boulevard turf and maintains more than 14,000 trees within these mowed areas.
Bailey Lake Park, Dale Road and Woodbury Drive
Construction of this park will take place in 2020. A preliminary concept has been put together that includes a playground, shelter, multi-purpose sports fields, picnic area, gathering space, nature play trail and trail connections.
View the concept plan
Brookview Elementary Trail
A new trail will be constructed to connect Brookview Elementary School to the new North Bluff development and Setter’s Ridge Parkway. Completion of this project is anticipated in August 2020.
View the concept plan
Carver Lake Park, 3175 Century Avenue South
Carver Lake Park will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 31, to allow for replacement of retaining walls, parking lots and modifications to the entrance of the park. Work is expected to last through October, pending inclement weather. The park closure is necessary to ensure the safety of park users and construction workers.
The park closure will include the bike park and trails. The beach, which has been closed throughout the summer due to COVID-19, will remain closed. The playground and picnic shelters are still accessible using the paved trails from the local neighborhoods. Shelter rentals will not be available.
As part of the project, the small parking lot at the top of the hill near the bike park playground will be expanded to 15 parking spaces. In addition, larger parking stalls be added for vehicles with recreational equipment such as kayaks, canoes and bicycles also will be constructed on the west end of the large parking lot, which will be reconfigured to improve traffic flow.
A storm water catch basin near the entrance to the large parking also will be constructed to better manage storm water flow from the top of the hill. The city received a grant from the Ramsey-Washington Metro Wastershed District for this portion of the project.
Please note: In the concept plan below, a picnic shelter is featured. This is not included in this improvement project, but will be including in a future project.
Cobblestone Park, 7949 Cobblestone Road
Cobblestone Park will be getting a new playground to replace the 25-year-old structure. Project work is expected to begin sometime in June, pending the timeline of equipment delivery, installation crew schedules, staff availability and desirable weather conditions.
In response to public input, the park will also be getting a new swing area across the trail from the main structure. By putting the swings in a different container, the space for the main play structure will be maximized.
The city will again partner with Kids Around the World, a non-profit agency that will coordinate rehabilitating and relocating the old playground structure to a poverty-stricken country.
Park users should stay clear of the work area as removal and installation is taking place. Temporary signage has been posted in the area.
Lakeview Knolls, 1717 Regatta Drive
A new playground for children ages 5-12 was installed late this summer. The old playground structure will be utilized by Kids Around the World, a nonprofit organization that acquires and restores used commercial playgrounds to relocate in regions affected by war or poverty. This was the 10th playground Kids Around the World has been able to recondition from the City of Woodbury.
Potawatomi Park, 1201 Parkwood Drive, and Odawa Park, 1270 Parkwood Drive
Improvements will include trails, reconstructed tennis courts with new nets, fencing and color coat, new basketball court standards, stormwater and amenity improvements.
Proposed Potawatomi Park Improvements
Summerlin Park, Summerlin Drive
Development of this park will begin this summer. A preliminary concept includes a tot-lot play structure and trailhead.
View the preliminary concept plan
Tamarack Nature Preserve, 1825 Tower Drive
The boardwalk trail sections at the Tamarack Nature Preserve will be closed beginning today, Monday, Aug. 17, for replacement. Work is expected to take approximately four weeks, pending inclement weather. Construction fencing has been placed closing portions of the trails to ensure the safety of park users and construction workers.
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. 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.
Visit the Valley Creek Park Page
Major construction started last year and continues as part of the redevelopment project for this neighborhood park. A new playground, designed for children between ages 5-12, has New playgrounds, courts and trails coming this summer! been installed and is now open. Other exciting improvements include new basketball and tennis/pickleball courts and new trails, which will be installed early this summer. Additional trees and stormwater improvements also will take place during this time. City staff will complete site restoration, turf renovation and irrigation repairs, and tree replacements will be planted throughout the summer. The park will remain open during this time, but users should be mindful of staff and equipment.
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
2018 Park Improvement Projects
Wedgewood Heights Park, 3790 Fairway Drive
Tennis court reconstruction will take place as part of the annual Parks Pavement Project. This project will include initial borings to verify soils, followed by a totally new surface, new paint, new 10-foot black vinyl fence, additional drainage under the courts, some upgrades to benches and bench pads, including extending bench pad to incorporate job box, some trail repair following construction and drainage installation. This work is tentatively expected to wrap up in late October.
Fairway Meadows Park, 2230 Woodcrest Drive
Project includes color coating the basketball and tennis courts and basketball net adjusted to new standards.
Parks and Playgrounds
Stonemill Farms Park, 11500 Sawmill Curve
Playground is now open! The playground surface has been replaced, as well as turf restoration and drainage improvements.