Three Rivers Park District is reminding guests that the Park District has begun a pavement management project for Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove that has required closure of the park to all vehicular traffic from now until Sept. 15.
The project involves replacing all the pavement on the entrance road, the parking lots and portions of the paved trails within the park. The Park District is also taking additional measures aimed at improving water quality in Fish Lake, including reducing impervious area and constructing a permeable paver system in the main parking lot. ADA upgrades will also be incorporated as part of the project.
The boat ramp at Fish Lake Regional Park has been a frequent source of complaints by park users due to its shallow depth and drop-off at the end of the ramp. As part of this project, the Park District is replacing the existing boat ramp with a longer ramp that will extend into deeper water. The Park District has also coordinated with the Minnesota DNR and obtained approval to dredge a small amount of material from the end of the new ramp in order to provide greater water depth and improve the ease of boat launching. After Sept.15, the new boat ramp is expected to be complete and fully operational and the park will re-open to traffic.
Subject to contractor schedule and weather, construction is planned to be complete by October. Depending on specific construction operations at the time, the general intent is to keep the park open to users entering on foot or non-motorized vehicles via neighborhood trail connections or the Medicine Lake Regional Trail. Park users should be aware of and follow the construction signage for their safety throughout the project.