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Dakota County is asking for a second round of public comment on its plan for the future of Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, and hoping this one is smoother than the first.
When the plan was first released in 2014, it ran into deep opposition. Officials heard worries about bridge repairs, buckthorn removal and overdevelopment — but the primary issue was the proposal for a paved trail through the middle of the park, which some said would ruin visitors' wilderness experience.
A community panel was formed to review the plan. A year later, the panel's comments are in, the plan is updated, and a 30-day comment period will run through Feb. 25. The revised plan can be found at www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/