Reservations for Dakota County picnic shelters opened Jan. 14 for 2013.
Dakota County has shelters at Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemount; Lake Byllesby Regional Park (adjacent to the Lake Byllesby Campground) near Cannon Falls; Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan; Thompson County Park in West St. Paul; and Miesville Ravine Park Reserve near Miesville. Each shelter has picnic tables and grills. Other amenities vary by location. All shelters are equipped for people with special needs.
For more information or to check shelter availability, visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks. Call the Dakota County Parks Department, (952) 891-7996, to make a reservation.