Vehicle Access Permit Application
- The City of Woodbury requires permits for vehicle access to all city parks and trails.
- A request for a Vehicle Access Permit can be made online by filling out the information below and submitting it.
- Please allow up to 5 business days for processing by staff.
- Upon approval, the permit will be emailed back to you.
- The City retains the right to revoke, withdraw, or change any portions or parts of this policy.
Rules & Regulations
- Vehicle speeds on trails must not exceed more than 10 mph.
- Permit holder shall yield to trail users whenever possible. If wet or soft conditions exist, never pull off the trail, rather, stop and allow trail users to safely pass.
- If equipment is on the trail to do work, pull the vehicle to the side whenever possible to allow trail users to pass.
- When working from or adjacent to the trail, it is recommended to place warning signs or cones on either end of the work area to warn trail users that work is taking place.
- The permit holder is responsible for the repair of all damage to the City park property including trails caused by his/her vehicle access.
- The access site will be regularly monitored by park maintenance personnel and/or police during the time period specified on the permit. Any damage observed to turf, trees, other vegetation, asphalt trails, or park-related items will be reported verbally and in writing to the permit holder. The City of Woodbury shall have the authority to determine the ways and means of any park repair, and the permit holder shall be financially responsible for repairs.
- The permit must be in the possession of the permit holder at all times when vehicle access is gained to the park.
- All permits shall be revocable and shall not be considered a lease.
- Permits are non-transferable and are restricted to the approved dates and park hours (6 am to 10 pm)
- The permit holder agrees to indemnify the City against any and all liability and any and all damages to any person or persons as a result of the vehicle access.
- All requests to gain vehicle access to the parks must utilize the same permit procedures.
- Absolutely no chemical use is allowed on City park property.
Specific Rules for Removal of Wood from City Property
The City of Woodbury will allow the removal of felled trees from City property under the following conditions:
- Trees to be removed will be felled and cut to a manageable size by city workers. City workers will remove and clean up all brushes. The person removing the wood is responsible for all other clean-up.
- The permit holder shall exercise caution in the removal of wood and shall leave all vegetation, wildlife, and natural resources as undisturbed as possible.
- The permit holder must seek to minimize turf damage while removing wood. Only the vehicle hauling the wood is allowed on park property. Do not proceed with wood removal if the soil is soft.
- The number of permits issued to any one individual during a year will be at the discretion of the Parks and Forestry Division based on, past performance in clean up and demand for permits by others.
- It is illegal to cut, damage, or remove any city trees; it is illegal for unauthorized vehicles to enter city parks. Police may check to ensure that only permit holders are removing designated trees.
- Wood removed from city parks shall be for personal use only and not for resale.
- It is illegal to move hardwood firewood out of a gypsy moth or emerald ash borer quarantined county. For current information and quarantines visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.