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Carver County Parks

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Dakota Rail Regional Trail - CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE (9/8 - 9/11)

 

Lake Waconia Park access during Highway 5 Construction

Traffic coming from Victoria to Waconia 

Traffic coming from the West  

   

Visit the Construction Project page for information about park and trail construction projects taking place at any of the Carver County Parks and Trails facilities.

Welcome to the web site of Carver County Parks. Carver County operates the parks of Baylor Regional Park, Lake Minnewashta Regional Park and Lake Waconia Regional Park. Each park is a natural resource based recreation area situated on the lakes of Eagle, Minnewashta and Waconia respectively. Within these parks you will find swimming beaches, picnic facilities, forests and prairies, trails, playgrounds, boat accesses, campgrounds, picnic shelters and more. Each park provides different opportunities and experiences. Discover more about these parks by clicking on the desired information listed below. For additional information, please contact the Carver County Park Office at (952) 466-5250 or by e-mail.

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Upcoming Events & Recreation Programs 2015...

   Ongoing: (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

  • Saturday Morning Mischief     - Free crafts & activities open to the public at Baylor Regional Park Campground Office, 10-11am every Saturday

September:

  • 9/2 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-7:30pm Register Now!
  • 9/3 & 9/10 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboarding & Canoeing at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 5:30-7:30pm Register Now!
  • 9/8 & 9/29- Youth Survival & Fishing Series at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 4:15-5:45pm Register Now!
  • 9/12 - Family Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 10-11:30am Register Now!
  • 9/12 - Family Archery at Lake Waconia Regional Park 1-2:30pm Register Now!
  • 9/12 - Family Slackline Lesson at Lake Waconia Regional Park 3-4:30pm Register Now!
  • 9/17, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 - Family Beginner Archery Series at Baylor Regional Park 6-7pm Register Now!
  • 9/15 - Family Archery Night at Carver Park Reserve 5:30-7pm Register Now!
  • 9/17 - Family Archery Night at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 5:30-7pm Register Now!
  • 9/19 - Family Slackline Lesson at Lion's Park, Victoria 10-11:30am Register Now!
  • 9/19 - Fall Astronomy Day at Baylor Regional Park (MAS Event) 2-10pm Registration not required!
  • 9/22 & 9/23 - Youth Disc Golf & Ultimate Frisbee at Bluff Creek Elementary 3:15-4:45pm Register Now!
  • 9/22 - Family Slackline Demo at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 5:30-7pm Register Now!
  • 9/26 - Full Moon Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-7:30pm Register Now!
  • 9/27 - Full Moon Canoe at Baylor Regional Park 6-7:30pm Register Now!
  • 9/27 - MAS Star Party total Lunar Eclipse at Baylor Regional Park 7-11:30pm Registration not required!
  • 9/30 & 10/7 - Youth Archery Series at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 3:30-5:30pm Register Now!

October:

  • 10/6 - Family Geocaching at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 5:30-7pm Register Now!
  • 10/10 - 12th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Baylor Regional Park 12:00-4pm Call 952-466-5250 to register!
  • 10/13 - Family Geocaching at Lion's Park in Victoria 5:30-7:30 Register Now!
  • 10/15 - MEA Outdoor Rec Camp at Baylor Regional Park 9am-noon Register Now!
  • 10/15 - MEA Survival Camp at Baylor Regional Park 1pm-3pm Register Now!
  • 10/15 - Family Geocaching at Riverside Park, City of Carver 5:30-7pm Register Now!
  • 10/16 - MEA Outdoor Rec Camp at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 9am-noon Register Now!
  • 10/16 - Scouting Outing at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 2:00-5pm Register Now!
  • 10/17 - Family Archery at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 10:00am-noon Register Now!
  • 10/29 - Spooky Geocaching at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 5:30-7pm Register Now!
  • 10/30 - Spooky Geocaching at Baylor Regional Park 5:30-7pm Register Now!
  • 10/31 - All Hallow's Eve Halloween Party at Carver County Historical Society, Waconia Noon-3:00pm Learn More!

Click here to learn more about our Private Group Programming!

Click here for a complete listing of our upcoming 2015 recreation programs!

 

Carver County Park & Trail Locations:

County Map of DRT  for Main webpage

Park Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of quality recreational experiences, services, and lands that meet the needs of the residents of Carver County and Carver County Regional Park users.

Parks & Trails Legacy Funding:

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More Information on Parks & Trails Legacy Funding