Dakota County OKs Lebanon Hills plan with paved trail
In a 5-2 vote, Dakota County Commissioners approved a revised master plan for Lebanon Hills Regional Park last week that includes a 6-mile paved trail.
Plans for the connector trail were approved March 17 after the planned trail was narrowed from 10-feet wide to 8 feet.
“I think this is a good compromise,” Commissioner Chris Gerlach said. “The plan is so vastly improved.”
The majority of commissioners contended the paved path is needed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and the county’s aging population.
But opponents continue to contend other options should be considered to meet these needs.
Several people urged commissioners to prohibit bicyclists and skaters from using the connector trail and to consider using alternative surfacing materials such as gravel in its construction.