Help maintain your dog's mental and physicals health by getting them outside to roam. Dakota Woods Dog Park is a 16-acre, fenced-in, wooded park that is a great place to let your dog run and exercise on and off-leash. The park is centrally located in Dakota County, just east of Rosemount and north of Farmington.
|Dog Park Trail Patrol||1||11/1/2022||11/30/2023|
Lake Byllesby Regional Park is nestled in the scenic Cannon River Valley on Lake Byllesby Reservoir, the largest lake in southern Dakota County. This beautiful park offers vast open space for a variety of year-round activities including cooling off in the splash pad or lake, staying overnight in our campsite, or taking a boat ride to take in the sheer cliff facings on shore that are hundreds of years old. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the Lake Byllesby Dam before you leave.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park is the crown jewel and largest park in the Dakota County park system. Containing almost 2,000 acres, the park offers miles of trails and many lakes for year-round outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education. The Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, located in the eastern section of the park, offers park information, interactive nature displays, courses and programs for all ages, and equipment rentals.
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Ring in the new year and celebrate all things winter with ice skating on a frozen lake, hiking/snowshoeing through the woods lit by over 1,200 luminaries, warm up by a roaring bonfire while toasting marshmallows and end the night with our own one-of-a-kind ball drop!
Volunteers of all ages are welcomed to help support multiple opportunities before, during, and after the event to help make this year-end celebration a success. To ensure a high-quality experience, pre-registration is required to volunteer. Space is limited and spots fill quickly. Check out the roster below to see what opportunities are available.
|New Year's Eve Party - Bonfire Tender||0||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Event Admissions Assistant - Outside||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Event Admissions Assistant (Bilingual Spanish Speaker) - Inside||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Event Admissions Assistant (Bilingual Spanish Speaker) - Outside||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Event Greeter - Outside||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Event Greeter (Bilingual Spanish Speaker) - Outside||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Event Support Assistant||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Event Support Assistant (Bilingual Spanish Speaker)||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Hot Cocoa and Events Assistant - Visitor Center||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Hot Cocoa Assistant - A-Frame||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Lebbie the Yeti||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Lebbie the Yeti Handler||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Luminary Removal Volunteer||1||1/1/2024||1/1/2024|
|New Year's Eve Party - Shuttle Bus Greeter & Bonfire Tender||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Sledding Hill Monitor||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - S'mores Assistant||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
|New Year's Eve Party - Trail Patrol (Walk/Snowshoe)||1||12/31/2023||12/31/2023|
Miesville Ravine Park Reserve is a large nature preserve that provides miles of trails for you to enjoy the picturesque Cannon River Valley. Located at the confluence of Trout Brook and the Cannon River near Miesville, this beautiful park offers the feel of scenic southeastern Minnesota in our very own backyard.
Enjoy the feel of northern Minnesota from this scenic park that overlooks the Mississippi River. A rest stop along the Great River Road, Spring Lake Park Reserve is the "hidden jewel" of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. The Schaar’s Bluff Trailhead and picnic area provide a scenic overlook of the Mississippi River Valley as well as access to summer hiking and winter ski trails.
This charming 57-acre park provides a quiet get-a-way in the midst of West St. Paul. The park features a large picnic and playground area that overlooks Thompson Lake and miles of wooded trails that link Thompson County Park to Kaposia Park and to the Mississippi River Regional Trail. Thompson County Park is also the home of the Dakota Lodge — a four-season event center that is perfect for weddings, reunions, meetings, banquets, retreats, parties and much more.
Enjoy the outdoors while assisting park visitors with questions, directions, and providing an extra support measure in case of emergencies. Our patrol units offer a vital service to our county parks by providing trained individual assistance to our park users, helping to keep everyone happy and safe on our park and regional trails. Volunteer while personally enjoying the trails yourself, so easy and fun!
|Dog Park Trail Patrol||1||11/1/2023||11/30/2024|
|Equestrian Trail Patrol||1||11/1/2023||11/30/2024|
|Greenway & Park Trail Patrol||1||11/1/2023||11/30/2024|
|Mountain Bike Trail Patrol||1||11/1/2023||11/30/2024|
|Ski Trail Patrol||1||11/1/2023||4/30/2024|
Whitetail Woods Regional Park is located in Empire Township in the center of Dakota County, one mile north of the Vermillion River. Whitetail Woods provides year round fun from sledding down hill in the winter to enjoying a walk through the flowering prairie during the spring to taking in the relaxing sounds of an outdoor concert during the summer. Looking to get away for a weekend? Unique cabins for rent offer year-round comfy lodging for you and your family to explore the outdoors.
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