What Is Your Vision for Oȟéyawahe/ Historic Pilot Knob?


Historic Pilot Knob is the portion of Oheyawahe that is owned by the City of Mendota Heights and where trails are open to the public. Great River Greening is the contractor the city has hired to restore Historic Pilot Knob’s vegetation to oak savanna.With funding from the American Express Foundation, Great River Greening hired SRF Consulting to analyze the Historic Pilot Knob site and to design a plan to improve visitor experience and safety. The design includes proposals for new signage, new parking lot, a structure for gathering, a wheelchair accessible looped trail, and artwork by a Dakota artist.  Maintaining the sacred and historical nature of the site is most important in considering any changes.

The final draft is ready for your review and suggestions. Click here to view the plan.

Public comments will be considered before the final design plan is presented to the City of Mendota Heights, the owner of the property.  Fundraising for implementation of the plan would begin after that.

If you have questions or comments, leave them below or contact info@pilotknobpreservation.org or Deborah Karasov at dkarasov@greatrivergreening.org.


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