City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

SMSC Grants $100,000 to Prior Lake and Shakopee

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today that it has awarded $100,000 each to the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee for trail improvements that will benefit Scott County residents.

 City of Prior Lake: County Road 21 trail

The City of Prior Lake will use the grant to construct a trail on the west side of County Road 21 from CSAH 42 south to Fountain Hills Road. The project will also include making ADA-compliant pedestrian ramp improvements at the intersections at CSAH 42 and at Fountain Hills Road. This segment is the last remaining gap in a seven-mile trail system along County Road 21 from County Road 18 in Shakopee to Cleary Lake Park in Credit River Township.

 City of Shakopee: Memorial Park bridge and trail

The City of Shakopee will use the grant to build a bridge and trail connecting Memorial Park to the Minnesota Valley State Trail. The bridge would replace the former Memorial Park pedestrian bridge, which was removed in 2016 due to safety concerns. The project will also include expanding previous archaeological investigations in the culturally sensitive area.


“These grants reflect the high priority that the SMSC and these local governments have placed on environmental stewardship and quality trails in Scott County,” said Chairman Charlie Vig. “The entire area will benefit from these projects, and the SMSC is excited to have a role in making them happen.”