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Carver County Parks

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Dakota Rail Regional Trail:

MAINTENANCE WORK BEING DONE ON THE TRAIL - Trail will be closed on Tuesday October 6th from North Shore Drive to Gooselake Rd: THANKS for your patience!

Lake Waconia Park access during Highway 5 Construction:
Traffic coming from Victoria to Waconia 
Traffic coming from the West  

Get involved with the Planning & Development work for Waconia Regional Park!

Follow this link to contribute (quick login: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn)

*Suggestions, thoughts and ideas can also be submitted to: parks@co.carver.mn.us


 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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Make a 2015 Camping Reservation Online!

Purchase a 2015/16 Annual Permit Online! 


Upcoming Events & Recreation Programs 2015...



  • 10/3 - Family Canoe at Lake Waconia Regional Park 4-5:30pm Register Now!
  • 10/6 - Family Geocaching  for S'mores 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!
  • 10/12 - Intermediate Archery Series 4 consecutive Mondays at NYA Elementary Gym 6:30-7:30pm  Register Now!
  • 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 Waconia Events Center, 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