Construction is set to begin, and a groundbreaking is planned, for Stearns County’s most recently acquired park – Rockville County Park & Nature Preserve. A groundbreaking is set to take place at
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.
Rockville County Park, located along Glacier Road in Rockville, was established in late 2006 and early 2007 through the acquisition of three major parcels of property. The largest parcel was donated by John and Linda Peck. The park contains 284 acres, sits on the edge of Rockville’s Eagle Park and has its own active eagle nest, and lies along both sides of the Sauk River. It has approximately 1.2 miles of river frontage.
Beginning later this month, and continuing into the summer, numerous enhancements will be made to the park. A trail system, horse facilities, restrooms, a scenic overlook of the eagle’s nests, a bog boardwalk, trail bridge, and a parking lot will be constructed. Once completed, the park will feature horseback riding, walking, snowmobiling and ungroomed cross-country skiing.
Construction is scheduled to be completed at the end of July. All facilities will be available for public use in early August.