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The City of Chanhassen is beginning a planning process to evaluate and plan for the future of its park and recreation system. The process will last approximately one year and will engage the community at various points during the project. 

What is a Park System Plan?

  • A document that serves as a comprehensive guide to park employees and City decision makers
  • It contains a long-range (10-25 years) vision and guide for parks, recreation, natural areas, and trails
  • Directs City leaders in future decisions about park and recreation investments
  • Includes actions to ensure the parks and recreation system meets community needs now and in the future
  • Provides guidance on planning for maintenance and equipment replacement

What does the Chanhassen Park & Recreation Department do?
  • Recommends funding direction and facility development to the Parks Commission, which makes the ultimate decisions
  • 11 full time employees and several seasonal and part-time employees work to provide facilities, maintain parks and trails, and run recreation programs and community-wide events
  • Operates the Chanhassen Recreation Center
  • Builds new parks and trails
  • Maintains natural open space in the community

Project Schedule


Contact Us
Todd Hoffman
Parks & Recreation Director

Ph: (952) 227-1129
Fx: (952) 227-1110