County Parks & Trails
Since 1998, Sherburne County has acquired land for four parks. Each park has unique features that allow users to enjoy nature and wildlife. The County has prioritized sustainable land management and will continue to seek public input as the parks system is developed.
Bridgeview Park Reserve
Nearly 30 acres in size, this park draws you through restored prairie, oak savanna and oak forest to views of the Mississippi River.
Grams Regional Park
Situated on the southeast shore of Lake Fremont, this park offers access to a diverse array of natural plant communities via aggregate path and boardwalk. A playground and picnic shelter make this an ideal destination for a family bike ride, picnic or celebration!
Great Northern Trail
The Great Northern Trail provides the opportunity for people to bike, walk or run on the historic railroad grade. The paved length extends 8.5 miles from the south end in Elk River to Lion’s Park in Zimmerman and is only the start of a vision to complete trail construction on the entirety of the original 30 mile historic railroad bed where it would terminate in Milaca.
Island View Regional Park
Named for a view of a Mississippi River island – this recreational area allows river users to launch a canoe or small boat or fish from the banks. Upland trails lead through restored prairies and along wetlands that offer scenic views of forests and fields.
Oak Savanna Park
Named for its pre-European settlement vegetation, this park offers users a glimpse of the rarest plant community in the state. Less than .01% of original oak savanna remains. Managing for this will maintain important biodiversity for current and future generations.