New Lakeside Amenities to be Designed for Spring Lake Regional Park | Prior Lake News

A design team is expected to start work early next year on a plan to bring new lakefront amenities to Spring Lake Regional Park.

The new park is planned for an undeveloped 14-acre lot on the shores of Spring Lake, located south of County Road 12.

Patty Freeman, general manager of Scott County Parks and Trails, said the latest effort to bring new amenities to Spring Lake follows a course set about 15 years ago in master planning documents.

A consultant and a project team are expected to start work on the design of the new park in January, according to Freeman.

Basic park amenities to consider in the design process include restrooms, picnic tables, shelters, fishing docks, and viewing platforms.

Freeman said there will not be a boat launch in the new development, but that it could be a boat launch for canoes or kayaks as well as storage spaces available for rent.

A public workshop and community storytelling event to gather feedback and inspiration for the design of the park is scheduled to take place in May.

“We really hope people get excited about the subject from a story perspective,” Freeman said.

While upcoming events have yet to be announced, the Three Rivers Park District, in partnership with Scott County, is already looking to collect stories from local residents online.

Freeman said they hoped to learn more about the memories people made at Spring Lake and how they bonded to the area through things like recreation, wildlife and the natural landscape.

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