Plan Your Parks


Anoka County Parks would like to engage current park users and residents that are unfamiliar with the park system to assist in future planning efforts. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Council, Anoka County Parks will be engaging the community through various outreach efforts to ensure that park amenities reflect the changing community needs. Projects that are open for public feedback will be listed on this page as they become available.

Coon Lake County Park - Regional Park Application

Anoka County is applying to add Coon Lake County Park to the regional system. Coon Lake offers diverse nature-based resources, including Coon Lake (a 1500-acre recreation and fishing lake), wetlands, prairie, and woodlands. Other amenities of the park such as the beach, boat launch, and picnic areas, attract regional visitors throughout the northwest section of Anoka, Washington, Chisago, and Isanti Counties.By changing the designation, the Park benefits by becoming eligible for additional park improvement grant funds, furthering the protection of the Parks natural resources and status, and providing the Park with opportunities for future expansion.

Rice Creek North Regional Trail

Rice Creek North Regional Trail is a 10-foot wide, eight (8) mile long paved trail that follows Rice Creek through the south-east quadrant of the county. It provides a connection between Anoka and Ramsey counties and connects the Cities of Blaine, Circle Pines, and Lino Lakes. The trail also connects to the East Anoka County Regional Trail, Bunker Chain of Lakes Regional Trail, and the Rice Creek Regional Trail system in Ramsey County. Anoka County is updating the master plan for the trail and is seeking public input regarding options to complete the trail between Golden Lake Elementary and Baldwin Park in the City of Circle Pines. Concepts have been developed. Please provide any input or feedback regarding the options.

Thank you for providing your feedback on the Coon Creek Regional Trail Master Plan Amendment

The public responses have been reviewed and compiled into this document. 
The County is developing an amendment to the Coon Creek Regional Trail Master Plan and will post it here when the draft if available. Snapshot of the feedback received.

Plan your Parks - Central Anoka County Regional Trail

Central Anoka County Regional Trail Connection

The City of Lino Lakes and Anoka County Parks are partnering on a federal funding application for the proposed Central Anoka County Regional Trail connection that follows Main Street from 35W to Lino Lakes Elementary School just west of Lake Drive.

Parks and Trails Master Plans

Visit the individual park page to view the most current master plan for the designated park.

Thank you for providing feedback to the Anoka County Park System Plan. The final version is linked below:
Park System Plan

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Anoka County Parks would love to hear from you. Please contact us directly with any questions, concerns or suggestions. Contact Us