Parks & Recreation - County Parks

Since the establishment of the Sherburne County Park Advisory Commission in 1998, the county has acquired land for three parks, which are in early stages of development but open to the public:

County Park Rules PDF


Bridgeview Park Reserve:

Bridgeview Park Reserve

Acquired in 1996, it is approximately 29 acres is size and lies along the Mississippi River, with over 1,200 feet of shoreline. The park is located along County Road #50, east of State Hwy. 25 and south of County Road #11. The land is gently rolling with a ridge extending east and west offering some scenic vistas overlooking the Mississippi River, which in this area is part of the Wild and Scenic River System.

Much of the park is comprised of an Oak Woodland/Brushland forest. This is significant in part because it is a portion of only 5% of Sherburne County that still contains intact native plant communities.

A mowed trail system allows for recreational activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, and birdwatching and educational experiences featuring native grasses, wildflowers, and wildlife. The park is managed for low impact use. A parking area serves as the entrance to the park.

Park Rules: No motorized vehicles. No hunting. No camping. All pets must remain on a leash. Please stay on designated trails. The digging or transplanting of any vegetation is prohibited.

Highlights: Hiking Trails, Snowshoeing, Birdwatching, Scenic Views

Hours: The park is open dawn to dusk 7 days a week.

Directions: The Bridgeview Park Reserve is located southwest of Big Lake along the Mississippi River. From State Hwy. 25, go west on Co.Rd. 11 and then immediately south on Co.Rd. 50. Go mile and the park entrance is on the south side of the road. - Aerial Photo - Trail Map PDF


Oak Savanna Park

Oak Savanna Park

Acquired in 1997, the land was a gift from the Cox family. The 140-acre park is located near Becker approximately mile east of State Hwy. 25. Comprised largely of an oak savanna ecosystem, the native grasses, wildflowers, and trees provide for a variety of outstanding scenic views and educational opportunities.

Other features on the property include sand dune blowouts, pine forests, and restored prairie areas making this site one of the area's most diverse park and natural area.

Trail systems provide for a variety of year-round recreational opportunities. Mowed trails during the summer allow for walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and wildlife watching. Winter uses include groomed cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding. On the east side of the Oak Savanna Park is the Becker City Park. Trails from both parks link to one another and create for many miles of recreational activities. Trail users are to stay on marked trails and use trails only for their designated uses.

Park Rules: No motorized vehicles. No hunting. No camping. All pets must remain on a leash. Please stay on designated trails. The digging or transplanting of any vegetation is prohibited.

Highlights: Scenic Views, Hiking Trails, Biking, Horseback Riding, Cross County Skiing, Snowshoeing, Dog Sledding

Hours: Park is open dawn to dusk 7 days a week.

Directions: The Oak Savanna Park is located near Becker. From the intersection of US Highway 10 and State Highway 23, go west on Hwy 10 for 1.5 miles to Edgewood Street. Take a right at Edgewood and drive 1/2 mile to 130th Avenue SE. Take a left, go to gravel road and go left to the Heritage Center Parking Lot. Walking trails from the parking lot connect to the Oak Savanna Park. - Aerial photo - Trail Map PDF


Grams Regional Park

Grams Regional Park

Acquired in 2002, the land was originally owned by Howard and Marvel Grams. It is approximately 114 acres in size and is located along Fremont Lake, near Zimmerman with nearly 1,000 feet of lakeshore frontage. As the name implies, the park will be developed over time into a regional park for regional use. Currently, the park is in early development stages and has some hiking trails.

Reserve a Picnic Shelter PDF

The area offers a variety of land features and cover types including rolling hills, upland oak forests, tamarack bogs, grasslands, and three different wetland types. The scenic views of Fremont Lake, the land to the south, and Blue Hill, located 10 miles away, provides an unparalleled site line.

Park Rules: No motorized vehicles. No hunting. No camping. All pets must remain on a leash. Please stay on designated trails. The digging or transplanting of any vegetation is prohibited.

Highlights: Picnic Tables, Picnic Shelters, Hiking Trails (1.2 miles), Scenic Views, Rest Benches, Drinking Fountain, Wildlife Viewing

Hours: The park is open dawn to dusk 7 days a week.

Directions: The Grams Regional Park is located east of Zimmerman near Fremont Lake. From US Hwy 169 in Zimmerman, go east on Co.Rd.4 for 3/4 mile and turn north on 120th St. Go 1 mile and the park entrance is on the right across from Fremont Lake. - Aerial photo - Trail map PDF


Island View Regional Park

Grams Regional Park

In 2007, the County acquired this 63 acre piece of land for a regional park. A grant from the DNR paid for approximately one-third of the purchase cost. It is located in Clear Lake Township and includes 1,300 feet of shoreline on the Mississippi River.

In 2011, a master plan was completed for the park through a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant.

In 2012, the County pursued negotiations for adding 8 acres of wooded land that is located between the two sections of the park. A boat launch installation on the river is in the planning stages. Vegetation management and a plan with the Ag Weed Inspector were developed.

Island View Regional Park Master Plan PDF

Zoning Admin Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Zoning Administration
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4450
800-438-0578
Fax: 763-765-4467

zoning@co.sherburne.mn.us