Since the establishment of the Sherburne County Park Advisory Commission in 1998, the county has acquired land for three parks, which are in early stages of development but open to the public.
Acquired in 1996, it is approximately 29 acres in size and lies along the Mississippi River, with more than 1,200 feet of shoreline. Much of the park is comprised of an Oak Woodland/Brushland forest.
The area offers a variety of land features and cover types including rolling hills, upland oak forests, tamarack bogs, grasslands, and three different wetland types.
In 2007, the County acquired this 63-acre piece of land for a regional park. Island View Regional Park has a boat launch and wooded areas.
This park is comprised largely of an oak savanna ecosystem, the native grasses, wildflowers, and trees provide for a variety of outstanding scenic views and educational opportunities.