Northwest Greenway

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Northwest Greenway in PlymouthThe Northwest Greenway Corridor is planned to be 200-300 feet wide with a 10-foot-wide trail. It will stretch from Lake Camelot on the east to Wayzata High School on the west. The Northwest Greenway will connect to the Medicine Lake Regional Trail, which links French and Elm Creek regional parks. It will serve two main purposes. It will preserve natural resources to provide a wildlife corridor in an area of Plymouth that is rich with high quality wetlands and trees. The greenway will also provide a recreational trail for walking and biking.

Voters approved a $9 million referendum in 2006 to acquire land to create the Northwest Greenway and preserve open space. Since that time, the City of Plymouth has made steady progress toward the goal of preserving a 2.5 mile swath of natural area in northwest Plymouth for the greenway.

Approximate Timeline

  • Public comment was collected at a Sept. 15, 2014 open house
  • Bids for the first 1-mile section of trail opened and approved in early 2015
  • Construction of trail east of Vicksburg Lane in 2015
  • Vicksburg Lane pedestrian bridge in 2016
  • Construction west of Vicksburg Lane in 2016
  • Elm Creek Wetland basin work in 2018

The public will access the greenway from trailheads planned for Cheshire Parkway and the Peony Lane extension.

Use this interactive map to see the NW Greenway proposed route, acquired property, and other City of Plymouth parks in progress.