Pathways and Trails

The City owns and maintains approximately 91 miles of pathways which includes trails, sidewalks and off road paths.  See the Pathways map for locations.

2023 Proposed Pathway Improvements

Proposed Pathway Project Map

New Pathway Segments

The following pathway segments are proposed to be constructed in 2022:

  • Lexington Avenue Pathway, Woodhill – 500 feet north
  • Marion Street Pathway Phase 2
    • This project will extend the pathway on Marion Street from Larpenteur Avenue to the cul-de-sac where the existing trail begins.  The overall trail provides connections to South McCarron’s Boulevard and Lake McCarron’s County Park.
  • County Road B2
    • Ramsey County will be installing a new pathway on the north side of County Road B2 between the Snelling Avenue ramps underneath the Snelling Avenue bridge as part of the project.

Resurfaced Pathway Segments

The following pathway segments are proposed to be resurfaced or reconstructed in 2022:

  • Larpenteur Avenue, Galtier Street – Rice Street
  • Central Park Pathway, Dale Street – County Road B/County Road B2 Resurfacing

2024 Proposed Pathway Improvements

Other Improvements

In cooperation with Ramsey County, the County will be installing a new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) pedestrian flasher at Lexington Avenue near Josephine Park near the Dairy Queen. 

The City/County will also be replacing the existing pedestrian flasher on Lexington Avenue at Oakcrest Avenue with a new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) pedestrian flasher.

Pathway Master Plan

The Pathway Master Plan Map depicts the City’s existing pathway system and the proposed pathway connections.  The City Council approved the updated Pathway Master Plan on October 11, 2021.  This plan was first adopted by the City Council in 1997 with updates in 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2018.  The purpose of the Pathway Master Plan is to provide a set of guidelines for the development of the community's pathway network.

2021 Pathway Master Plan


The Pathway Master Plan is adopted by reference in the city's Comprehensive Plan and serves as a planning tool to assist the City Council on decisions regarding pathway issues.

Pathway Snow Plowing

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for clearing snow on all City owned pathways.  The Pathway Snow Plowing policy (PDF) describes this process.  The Pathway Snow Removal Map shows which entity maintain which pathways.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Parks and Recreation department:

Phone:  651-792-7006

Email Parks and Recreation