Dakota County Parks

Whitetail Woods Regional Park - 10.12: Whitetail Woods Regional Park Open House

General Description

Join us as we celebrate the 2019-2020 master plan improvements at Whitetail Woods Regional Park. Staff and volunteers will be onsite offering camper cabin tours and activities in the enhanced Fawn Crossing Nature Play Area. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided walk or bike ride around the new paved loop with interpretive stops around Empire Lake. Food trucks and live music from 4-6 p.m.


Whitetail Woods Regional Park

17100 Station Trail

Farmington, MN 55024

(Map and Driving Directions)


Date and Time

Tuesday, October 12; various shifts available for volunteers, see below for details.


Volunteer Opportunities


Event Set Up (Help set up our performance pop up tent, set out event signage, parking cones, and more)

4 volunteers
12-2 PM


Event Greeters (Help greet event attendees at our Parks Information tent, hand out cookies, help take down tents at the end)
2 volunteers

1:45-6:30 PM


Play Makers (Lawn games!  Help event attendees enjoy our collection of lawn games. No experience needed, just-in-time training provided.)

2 volunteers

1:45-6:30 PM                     


Kite Flying (Pass out kites for event goers to fly. Be ready to untangle a kite or two. No experience needed, just-in-time training provided.)

2 volunteers

1:45-6:30 PM


Community Mural (Staff our giant mural station and help event attendees paint what inspires them. No experience needed, just-in-time training provided.)

2 volunteers

1:45-6:30 PM


Campfire Tender (Staff our new large fire ring and keep the fire burning. If it’s a warm day, and a campfire is silly, we may have you help elsewhere 😊).

2 volunteers

1:45-6:30 PM


Minimum Time Commitment

Varies per shift assigned.


Activity Level

Mild - May include walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Periods of standing or sitting will be required. Comfortable shoes recommended.


Contact Information 

Garrett Zaffke | Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Dakota County Communications

1590 Highway 55| Hastings, MN 55033

Direct: (651) 438-4635 | Fax: (651) 438-4405 | Email: garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us



Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes