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Temporary trail detours and closures in effect at Battle Creek Regional Park

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services is repairing and updating a significant part of the regional sewer system in Saint Paul. Construction is anticipated to last through fall 2021, and will require some trail closures and detours at Battle Creek Regional Park.

The Battle Creek Interceptor project will rebuild deteriorated areas, reduce infiltration and inflow and improve structural integrity of the 610-mile sewer system. 

More information about the project can be found through the MCES project page.

MCES project page

Impacted park areas

Battle Creek Regional Park and trail corridor

Access to the Battle Creek Regional Park trail corridor will remain closed through November 2021. The trail sections north and south of Upper Afton are closed.

Park entrance road and lower parking lot

Access to the park entrance road and lower parking lot adjacent to Highway 61 will be closed through November 2021. Mountain bikers and grass trail hikers may park at the Battle Creek Recreation Center off of Winthrop Street and Upper Afton Road. Paved trails can also be accessed from the main Battle Creek park.

Mountain bike trails

Mountain bike trail conditions may be found through the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) website.


Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 10:03 a.m.