Washington County will celebrate renovation of Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park with free entry until July 1.

Visitors to the newly-renovated Cottage Grove Regional Park will be able to enjoy the park for free until July 1 after the park reopens later this spring.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the park fee waiver March 13.

Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park was closed March 1 of last year for improvements that include:

  • a new park entrance;
  • a new park circulation road, parking lots, associated pedestrian improvements and trails;
  • updated and improved Ravine Lake outlet;
  • ravine stabilization project done by the South Washington Watershed District;
  • new trails within the park in accordance with the park's master plan;
  • vegetation management and invasive species control; and
  • a new playground.

The park is tentatively scheduled to reopen in late May. To welcome back residents, the park entrance fee will be waived until July 1. A reopening celebration is planned for June 1-3, which will include a variety of recreational events.

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