Thompson County Park is 57 acres of majestic greenery that instantly calms you as you walk through it. It's on Thompson Lake, and there is a picnic area that overlooks the lake so you can look at it and dine at the same ti me. If you're a hiker, there are miles of trails in the woods; they connect to the River Greenway, which is a system of trails connecting all over the metro and nearby suburbs. There is also the Dakota Lodge, which can be used from all sorts of events, ranging from business events to weddings. There are play areas for the younger set, too. If you need a moment of respite from your busy life, this is the perfect place for it.