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Lilydale Park Upgrades Planned

Upgrades are planned for St. Paul’s Lilydale Regional Park, which is excellent news for local bikers. Beyond providing a scenic connection between downtown and the Big Rivers Trail, it’s been the site of popular time trial events over the years.

Per the MinnPost, a number of improvements are planned. Those that will best impact cyclists include:

  • A creek along the Water Street roadside, intended to capture runoff from the bluffs and address the near-constant standing water/ice on the roadway.

  • Three ‘resting spots’ along the River – which will be great as safe ‘pull-off’ areas for those with flats or other mechanicals.
  • Eventual picnic shelters and restrooms
  • Butterfly garden and native plant restorations

These projects will be raising funds and getting started soon.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

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