Valley Creek Park is an undeveloped 70-acre community park in Woodbury and is part of a larger area known as the Fish Lake Greenway Corridor. The entrance to the park is located off Valley Creek Road near the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway. This property is part of a larger collection of city-owned open space and park parcels that were acquired through a city open space referendum in 1998, park dedication from development, a state Metro Greenways Grant from the MNDNR, and a Land and Water Legacy Grant from Washington County.
The open space is a mixture of oak woodland, coniferous tree plantation and retired agricultural fields. Significant investment has been made since 2006 regarding the active vegetation management of this area with prairie and oak savannah restoration.
Master Planning Process
The Valley Creek Park Master Planning process took place in 2019-2020. This process' goals were to develop strong connections between potential activities in the park, enhance the existing natural qualities and resources, serve the community through the addition of unique experiences to the park system, and serve adjacent neighborhoods' daily recreational needs.
Park Project Goals and Construction Timeline
The top three priorities of the project include:
- Restoring natural resource habitat
- Providing paved and unpaved trails
- Adding adventure/nature play space
In addition, the city is working with the Woodbury Heritage Society (WHS) on preservation and stabilization of the existing Miller Barn, a fixture on the property. A Legacy Grant from the State of Minnesota and WHS will financially support the work on Miller Barn.
View the draft concept plan
Questions about the project can be directed to Michelle Okada, parks and recreation director, at 651-714-3580 or email@example.com.
Proposed Project Timeline (as of June 2021)
|March 24, 2021||Present final project seeking Council approval|
|April 2021||Project out for bid|
|April 2021||Present final project, budget and construction contracts seeking Council approval|
|Summer 2021||Project Construction Phase I|
|June 21, 2021||Start construction|
|June 21 - 25, 2021||Cleaning activities|
|July - October, 2021
||Earth work/majority of project (these timeframes are estimates; construction may take up to November 15, 2021)|
|Spring 2022||Natural resource and project restoration (this will continue for a few years)|
|TBD||Signage and wayfinding|
|TBD||Construction Phase II (Future Paved Trail)|