Greenway Trail Systems: Improving the Health and Equity of Suburban Communities (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Wednesday, September 13

This walking tour of the River to River Greenway will showcase Dakota County’s innovative greenway trail system. In the suburbs, the car can often dominate, and walking is frequently not practical or pleasant. The River to River Greenway helps to address this imbalance as part of Dakota County’s planned 200 mile regional greenway system. It links the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers with a high quality trail experience. The trail connects three municipalities, three schools, seven parks, a private nature center, and two commercial areas and will have countless benefits. Our tour will cover a two-mile segment of this trail.


  • Lil Leatham, Planner, Dakota County
  • Kurt Chatfield, Planning Supervisor, Dakota County
  • John Mertens, Senior Planner, Dakota County