UPDATE: Statement from CenterPoint Energy 

Morning Nov. 12, 2019

Last night, CenterPoint Energy experienced an interruption in gas pressure on our pipeline system in Shakopee. As a result, gas service was shut off to about 600 residential and business customers in the Shakopee downtown business district and some areas immediately to the north and south of downtown.

CenterPoint Energy crews worked overnight to identify and correct the problem. Since early this morning, technicians have been going to the affected homes and businesses to ensure that gas service is safely restored. These technicians are clearly identified as being with CenterPoint Energy. If the customer is not available, the technician will return several times and ultimately leave contact information for the customer to call to get service restored.

The goal is to have all service restored today. CenterPoint Energy apologizes for this inconvenience to our customers.

The City of Shakopee is proposing to develop to outlots in the Lennar development at Ridge Creek as a nature-centric, passive park that incorporates the existing wetlands and natural features while completing important trail connections from neighborhoods east and south of the development to Ridge Creek, Dean Lake and city destinations to the north and west.

The park improvements include:

  • Nature park amenities (board walks, trails, overlooks and education elements)
  • Wetland enhancement
  • Realignment and restoration of the Prior Lake Outlet Channel to better handle increased run-off due to development.
  • Incorporate water quality best management practices to reduce sediment and phosphorus 

Alignment to Community Priorities and Goals

The project fits with the goals and priorities of the community and the comprehensive plan by creating more park, trail and open space opportunities that enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors.


Construction is anticipated to start in 2020 and end in 2021.

 Design concept plan approved City Council  Dec. 4, 2018 
 City hires consultants from MKSK and Barr Engineering  City Council April 2, 2019
 City receives $250,000 grant from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  MnDNR Summer 2019 


Park development is estimated at $3.85 million. Funding is anticipated to come from a variety of sources:

  • Storm Drainage Fund
  • $100,000 as cost sharing with the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District
  • $108,000 cost-sharing with Prior Lake Outlet Channel cooperators
  • Grants:
    • $250,000 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Grant
    • $71,570 Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources funding

Community Impact

Ridge Creek Park will create important trail connections and outdoor space for community members.