Whitetail Woods Regional Park Grand Opening

Dakota County’s newest park, 456-acre Whitetail Woods Regional Park, is located in Empire Township in the center of Dakota County, one mile north of the Vermillion River. A grand opening was held on Saturday, September 27. Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord joined the entire County Board, State Representative Rick Hansen, West St. Paul Mayor John Zanmiller and an estimated 3,000 county residents at the opening day event.

The park spaces include the fawn crossing nature play area for children, a sliding hill for winter activity, hiking trails, camper cabins and picnic areas with sprawling views of the countryside and Empire Lake.

Commissioner Gaylord is pictured with members of the County Board planting native grasses at the Whitetail Woods opening.