French Regional Park Master Plan

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Three Rivers Park District is developing a revised vision for French Regional Park, located along the north shore of Medicine Lake in the City of Plymouth. The intent of this visioning process is to preserve French's treasured areas (play area, beach, etc.) while expanding opportunities for park visitors to try new activities that may lead them to further park exploration beyond French. An updated master plan will incorporate the revised vision and will be a result of this process.

Three Rivers Park District is developing a revised vision for French Regional Park, located along the north shore of Medicine Lake in the City of Plymouth. The intent of this visioning process is to preserve French's treasured areas (play area, beach, etc.) while expanding opportunities for park visitors to try new activities that may lead them to further park exploration beyond French. An updated master plan will incorporate the revised vision and will be a result of this process.

  • Three Rivers is proposing several French improvements that will ensure this park remains relevant to future generations. To begin, start your survey responses here.

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  • Proposed modifications to Medicine Lake Beach Area include:

    • Creative seating including; hammock stands, hammocks, adult swings
    • 10 additional short-term (30 minutes) parking stalls. 
    • Several small-scale non-reservable picnic shelters.
    • New fishing pier on Medicine Lake. 
    • Light-touch remodel of the existing restroom and building facilities.
    • Additional landscaping near the beach area to discourage geese movement and improve water quality.
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  • Proposed modifications to Nature Exploration Area include:

    • Improve awareness, signage, and access for multi-generational visitors and visitors of all abilities to the nature exploration area. 
    • Dedicate a small area for Try-It, Learn It programming use and nature play adjacent to the parking lot. 
    • Create a natural, unpaved trail to access the programming and nature play area.
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  • Proposed modifications to the Trail Network include:

    • Improve accessible, year-round walking by paving the Lagoon Trail to create a lighted winter walking loop with an adjacent snowshoeing option.
    • Ensure no net loss of lighted cross-country ski trails by adding lighting to the Meadow Trail loop (approximately 0.3 miles net gain of lighted ski trails).
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  • Proposed modifications to the Picnic Area near Moraine and Sky View include:

    • Preserve open space near Moraine and Sky View picnic reservation areas for multi-use first-come, first-serve group play and a Try-It, Learn-It program space.
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  • Proposed Winter Enhancements include:

    • Provide gathering nodes with fire rings and comfortable movable seating specifically near Medicine Lake beach area, picnic reservation areas and sledding hill. 
    • Consider options to better utilize Medicine Lake in the winter (frozen) months with Try-It, Learn-It snowshoe programming in the back bays and ice skating (as appropriate). 
    • Increase winter walking opportunities by paving the Lagoon Trail. 
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We would love your feedback! To improve French Park and better understand how users utilize the park - please let us know your thoughts.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Throughout much of 2020, Three Rivers has been taking general feedback on French Park. As a follow up, we have come back with more in-depth questions to help us provide a better plan moving forward. We appreciate your input, thank you in advance - The Three Rivers Planning Team

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Page last updated: 24 Apr 2022, 06:53 PM