Cherokee Regional Park Trail Connections

Project Overview

Cherokee Regional Park is a 100 acre park in the City of Saint Paul which extends along the Mississippi River bluff. The 1.3 mile Cherokee Regional Trail runs through the park providing connections to downtown Saint Paul and adjacent trails along the river. The scope of work for this trail project is to construct an internal, ADA accessible park trail to facilitate better connections between park features and the regional trail. It will also create an east-west connection between Cherokee Heights Blvd. and Chippewa Avenue.

Funding has been secured to construct the new trail from the Legacy Parks and Trails Grant.


West Side Community Organization Voices Forum:  Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 209 Page Street W at 6:30pm with a potluck meal at 6:00pm.

Project Updates

March 12, 2020
The trail project was presented at the West Side Community Organization Voices Forum on March 10th. The Parks and Recreation Department will begin designing the trail alignment during spring 2020 and we anticipate bidding during summer with construction occurring fall 2020 (pending bids).  This funding is specific to the trail project. Unfortunately, it cannot be used for another park or location along the Cherokee Regional Park Trail. If you have comments or if you'd like to join the email notification list please email

Tentative Schedule

Community Engagement (WSCO Voices Forum)             March 10, 2020
Construction Documents                                                     April - July 2020
Bidding                                                                                    August - Sept 2020
Construction (pending bids and weather)                         Fall 2020