Planning & Development

Park Planning & Development

The Washington County Park Division works to improve and enhance the recreation activities and experiences throughout the County's park system.

For more information about park planning and development, please contact Washington County Parks Planning Manager at 651-430-4328 or by email at, or by mail at:
Washington County Parks
11660 Myeron Road N.
Stillwater, MN 55082


Current Projects
The Central Greenway Regional Trail is a regional trail that will eventually connects three regional parks: Cottage Grove Ravine, Lake Elmo Park, and Big Marine Park Reserve. A new Master Plan for the southern section of this trail, from Cottage Grove Ravine Park to Lake Elmo Park, has been developed with the community.

To view the Master Plan, click the link below:
Regional Trail Master Plan

An Amendment to the Master Plan for Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park is also complete and can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Park Master Plan

For more information about these master plans, contact the County's Park Planning Manager.

Thank you to everyone who has come to the open houses and those who sent comments via email!

To learn more about the South Washington Watershed District stormwater project visit: