Park Projects

The City of Chanhassen is dedicated to improving park facilities and enhancing the quality of life for the community. We are always looking for ways to add amenities to existing parks as well as building new ones as our city expands.

Herman Field, Prairie Knoll, & Sunset Ridge Playgrounds

The old playgrounds in all three parks are budgeted for replacement this year as a part of the City's Park Replacement Schedule. You are welcome to help select the new playground equipment.

  • Herman Field Park information available here.
  • Prairie Knoll Park information available here.
  • Sunset Ridge Park information available here.

Updated in September 2018, here are a few current and recently completed projects:

Lake Susan/Chanhassen Hills Trail Rehabilitation

Work on these trails consists of reconstructing the bituminous trail  including:  grading, full depth reclamation, culverts, drain tile, concrete pedestrian ramps, aggregate base, along with clearing, removals, and restoration.

November 2018 Update:
Remaining work on the trail project will take place in spring of 2019.  Work is expected to be complete by mid-May 2019.

Lake Susan Park Ball Field Lights

The City of Chanhassen partnered with the Chanhassen Athletic Association on the installation of new LED lights for the Lake Susan Park ball field. The addition of the baseball field lights doubles the capacity for scheduled use of the ball field.

Manchester Park

A new neighborhood park is being constructed behind the West Water Treatment Plant. The park will include a playground, picnic shelter, and wood fiber surfacing.

Foxwoods Preserve Nature Trail
The Foxwoods Preserve consists of 58 acres of a mature forest adjoined by the expansive wetlands providing ideal habitat for a wide array of flora and fauna. The property features a 3/4 mile long natural trail loop open to the public for hiking in the summer and snowshoeing or skiing in the winter.

Neighborhood Park Picnic Shelter Installation

Covered picnic shelters were installed at Sunset Ridge Park and Prairie Knoll Park to serve as central gathering locations, to provide shelter from inclement weather, and to provide a meeting location for activities and events.