Cleary Lake Regional Park Master Plan

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Scott County Parks and Trails and Three Rivers Park District are working to update the Cleary Lake Regional Park Master Plan. Factors given consideration during the master plan update process will include changes in demographics of park users and the surrounding communities, as well as evolution of recreation trends. The goal of the process is to develop a plan that provides a detailed vision to make Cleary as welcoming and relevant as possible for future park users.

The park, located just south of Prior Lake and Savage, includes the following amenities available in the spring, summer and fall: paved and natural surface trails, a nine-hole golf course, boat rentals, swimming beach, picnic areas, volleyball courts, paddling and fishing opportunities, camping, and rental pavilions. In the winter, the park offers trails (some groomed and lighted) for cross-country skiing, winter biking, skijoring, and snowshoeing. The park also offers a very popular dog park that is open year-round.

This project will guide the park’s development, including recreation, conservation, and stewardship plans, for the next 20 years.

Your opinion is important to us! If you'd like to leave a general comment about the park and how it can better serve our residents, please leave a comment in the Guest Book below. Check back soon for an interactive map that will allow you to place comments directly on the map.

As the plan develops, more opportunities will be available to comment on future proposed additions or changes to the park’s amenities.

Scott County Parks and Trails and Three Rivers Park District are working to update the Cleary Lake Regional Park Master Plan. Factors given consideration during the master plan update process will include changes in demographics of park users and the surrounding communities, as well as evolution of recreation trends. The goal of the process is to develop a plan that provides a detailed vision to make Cleary as welcoming and relevant as possible for future park users.

The park, located just south of Prior Lake and Savage, includes the following amenities available in the spring, summer and fall: paved and natural surface trails, a nine-hole golf course, boat rentals, swimming beach, picnic areas, volleyball courts, paddling and fishing opportunities, camping, and rental pavilions. In the winter, the park offers trails (some groomed and lighted) for cross-country skiing, winter biking, skijoring, and snowshoeing. The park also offers a very popular dog park that is open year-round.

This project will guide the park’s development, including recreation, conservation, and stewardship plans, for the next 20 years.

Your opinion is important to us! If you'd like to leave a general comment about the park and how it can better serve our residents, please leave a comment in the Guest Book below. Check back soon for an interactive map that will allow you to place comments directly on the map.

As the plan develops, more opportunities will be available to comment on future proposed additions or changes to the park’s amenities.

Cleary Lake Regional Park Master Plan Comments

Please share your feedback about Cleary Lake Regional Park and how it can better meet the needs of park guests and residents.

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Having previously lived in the northwest metro, I’ve been able to enjoy an amazing network of trails connecting wonderful Three Rivers Parks like Elm Creek, Mississippi Gateway, Fish Lake, French and many more local trail systems. After moving to Scott County I’ve been very disappointed in how fragmented the park and trail system is. I think the biggest opportunity for Cleary is to improve connections to the community and parks surrounding it. There has been significant residential development north of the park but there is no direct access from the north. A trail along Texas avenue leading to the park between 158th Street to Eagle Creak Ave would be a huge win and improve connectivity to Murphy-Hanrehan. Texas Ave. barely has a shoulder, making for a very dangerous approach to the park.

Tom S 18 days ago

My husband and I ride bikes often at Cleary Lake. As the population of Credit River Township has grown so has the park use. It is difficult to ride around walkers and dogs on leashes that frequently are across the path from their owners. We would love to see a separate path added for bikers and rollerbladers to provide much needed safety for bikers/rollerbladers from walkers.

KAC 29 days ago

It would be my dream to have ALL the Scott county and neighboring parks all joined together via paved trails so you can run from one to the next.

Theresa K about 2 months ago

I suggest adding signage to make the paved trail around the lake unidirectional, with foot traffic advised to keep to the right. During busy times, faster traffic (bikers and roller bladers) must frequently slow or stop when there's pedestrian traffic on both sides of the trail and no room to pass. I've also seen near head-on collisions where bikers traveling in opposite directions pass foot traffic and enter each other's lanes without good visibility around blind curves. Making the trail unidirectional could improve safety for all.

cc213t about 2 months ago

Forgive me if this is already implemented, but I’d love to see a “bike only” lane along the trails.

samanthab1787 about 2 months ago

A big playground (like at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park or Cottage Grove's Woodridge Park) would be great!

SJ about 2 months ago

Love this park! Enjoy walking/biking the trails. My only concern for it is there is quite a lot of fallen trees along the trails, and I am concerned that fires that could possibly start ruining this beautiful park.

Jewel about 2 months ago