Blakeley Bluffs Future Park Reserve
A future park reserve is planned in southwest Scott County along the Minnesota River bluffs. Known as Blakeley Bluffs, this future park is envisioned as a unique and extensive natural resource and recreational asset, characterized by large areas of continuous forest, stunning viewsheds with western sunsets, dramatic topographic changes, and high quality habitats of note on a regional scale.
Cedar Lake Farm
Located on the south shore of Cedar Lake near New Prague, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park is a picturesque site for walking, picnicking, swimming, and shore fishing.
Located near Prior Lake, Cleary Lake Regional Park is one of the most popular year-round recreation spots in the south metro. With amenities including a golf course, campground, picnic area, cross-country ski trails, swimming beach and more, this beautiful park has something for everyone.
Doyle-Kennefick Future Regional Park
A future regional park is planned in rural Scott County between St. Catherine and Lennon Lakes. The planned Doyle-Kennefick Regional Park has a mix of high quality native forests and wetlands, regionally significant wildlife habitat, beautiful scenery and outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Located near Savage, the peaceful wilderness at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve in northeast Scott County features glacial ridges, hilly terrain and an extensive, lush forest. This is one of the most challenging cross-country ski areas in the Twin Cities and a favorite spot for mountain bikers.
Spring Lake Regional Park
Spring Lake Regional Park is 373 acres in size with shoreline along both Spring Lake and Prior Lake. The park contains a diversity of natural habitats from lakeshore to Maple-Basswood forests. There is a small creek that winds through the park's diverse wetland complex that includes open water wetlands, cattail marshes, and a tamarack swamp.