The Doyle-Kennefick Regional Park Master Plan (PDF) (2012) presents a vision and builds on the site’s striking landscape of native forests and wetlands, beautiful rolling topography and its link to the American pioneer past through an 1860s homestead. Future amenities include a nature center/outdoor discovery center, 13 miles of hiking and nature trails, 8 miles of bike trails, picnic shelter, trail head, and renovation and re-use of farmstead structures.
The planned park boundary includes 1,139 acres. The County’s approach to park land acquisition is to purchase from willing sellers and to consider acquisition of lands that may be lost forever if not purchased. Funding for land acquisition has come from the County, the State, and the Metropolitan Council. Park development opportunities will occur in phases, with the first phase expected in the next five years.