April 13, 2023, Shakopee -- Scott County has several regional parks that offer opportunities to engage with the outdoors in different ways. This summer, improvements are being added to both Spring Lake and Cedar Lake Farm Regional Parks for you and your family to enjoy. At Spring Lake, new amenities -- including a paved walking trail, fishing pier, lake overlook platforms, an accessible canoe/kayak launch, a parking lot, and more -- are being constructed on the 10-acre park parcel on the lake. Impacts during construction will be isolated to the lakefront parcel, with no access to the gravel parking lot on County Road 12. Construction for this project will last through the summer, with substantial completion in the fall of 2023 and final completion expected in spring 2024.
At Cedar Lake Farm, an improvement project along the shoreline will improve shoreline access for lake views and fishing by bringing a new fishing pier, limestone fishing blocks, and lakeside seating. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-July. During this time, access to the swimming beach and existing pier will still be available, but please be mindful of the construction between those two points. In addition to this project, construction will be occurring on the southeast corner of the park ending in Fall 2023 with the addition of new park camping amenities. This will not impact the trail that connects this area to the rest of the park.
For more information on all construction projects and current status, please visit the Parks and Trails page on the Scott County website (https://scottcountymn.gov/772/Parks-Trails).