Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway


Friends of Patrick Eagan Park

Eagan, Minnesota

  Patrick Eagan Park is located on the west side
of Lexington Avenue just north of Diffley Road.
McCarthy Lake -- Patrick Eagan Park

In Memoriam:

It is with deep sadness that Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway announces the loss of David Brunet, a dedicated and tireless open space advocate. David was passionate about our mission. He spoke with conviction about the value of local open space. He was also a FOECG past board member, organizer of three Greenway Music Festivals, and leader of numerous activities at Patrick Eagan Park. He loved the park and spending time there was important to him. David will be sorely missed.

As a permanent tribute to David, FOECG's Fall Foliage Frolic will henceforth be known as the David Brunet Memorial Fall Foliage Frolic. Please see below for more details about this year's hike.

2024 Events:

Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway Earth Day Clean-up (Saturday, April 20th, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - Noon) -- Venue: Patrick Eagan Park  
For more details, contact Val Jackson at 651-470-2687,
or see Friends' Facebook page or GoogleGroups list server (below).


After a battle that lasted more than one year, the Save Patrick Eagan Park organization was finally able to declare victory. Now nearly four years ago, in February, 2002, the City's "Golf Course Exploratory Committee" reported that the development of Patrick Eagan Park and the neighboring Patrick McCarthy Farm for Eagan's fourth golf course would not be financially viable. So what next? First, the Save Patrick Eagan Park group became "Friends of Patrick Eagan Park."

The group became dedicated to ensuring that threats like the City's golf course proposal never endanger the "crown jewel" of Eagan's Park system again. Second, Friends of Patrick Eagan Park has championed the recognition of the "Eagan Core Greenway." The initiative acknowledges the two mile stretch of undeveloped land from the McCarthy Farm to Lebanon Hills as an invaluable community resource because of its large continguous eco-system, not to mention wildlife corridor.

The Embrace Open Space Campaign of the McKnight Foundation has recently called the Eagan Core Greenway "one of the Twin Cities top ten [natural] treasures." Follow the links to the left for more information.
Becoming a Member
Consider joining "Friends" and its E-group mailing list. You can do this through the "Contact Us" and "Join Our E-Group" selections to the left.
Supportive Actions
To Act Now, please see the "What You Can Do" link below.

The Next Chapter


In late October, 2003, Friends of Patrick Eagan Park changed its name to Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway to reflect its expanded mission, namely, to work for the successful preservation of:

the Caponi Art Park, the McCarthy Farm, and the Anderson Property, all in close proximity to Patrick Eagan Park.     [See Press Release]

"Friends" is also striving to raise public awareness about threats to other local open spaces such as:

Diamond-T Ranch [Latest Plan] and Carriage Hills Golf Course.

[What You Can Do to Support this Mission]


New: Find out about FOECG's recent charter membership in the Eagan Open Space Coalition!
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Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway
782 Sunset Drive
Eagan, MN 55123

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