Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park - Phase 1 Park Development Complete
Scott County in partnership with Three Rivers Park District has completed construction on the Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park Phase 1 Development project. Improvements include a maintenance building, 0.6 miles of paved trails in the parks core, 2.5 miles of soft trails, beach improvements, boat launch improvements, ADA parking, utility improvements, parking upgrades, and barn restoration and Pavilion renovation.
Parks Planning Background
In preparation for the development of Scott County’s regional park and trail system, the Parks and Trails Department initiated a major planning process in 2010 to determine the short- and long-term development plans for three regional parks and two regional trail corridors. Completing these plans increased external funding opportunities for regional park and trail improvements. Final master plan documents for individual parks and trails are available on the right hand side of the page. These documents will be updated periodically, and additional work will be completed to develop design and construction plans as development occurs.
The 2010 Scott County Parks and Trails master planning process was developed with a grass-roots decision making framework that considers system-wide and public policy needs, ensuring the needs and realities of today are balanced with a vision towards future generations. Concept designs were developed under the guidance of the Citizen Design Team, a 45-member group of Scott County residents and park users.
Over 400 residents participated in workshops, open houses, and on-site tours to provide input on the master plans. Feedback from these events were used by the Citizens Design Team and consultants to prepare park and trail concept designs. Results from the policy workshops are available below.
- Cedar Lake Farm County Board Workshop Presentation (PDF)
- Cedar Lake Farm Open House Presentation (PDF)
- Phase One Development Site Plan (PDF)
- Presentation on Public Policy Discussion Prepared By The Citizens League (PDF)
- Project Write-Up to County Board (PDF)
- Public policy Discussion report prepared by the Citizens League (PDF)