Minnesota State Park and Recreation Area Development

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$2,798,525
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$2,369,007
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$2,273,100
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$1,190,000
Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2010
Activity Type: 
Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2015 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language 
$16,821,000 the first year and $16,953,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1) connect people to the outdoors; (2) acquire land and create opportunities; (3) maintain existing holdings; and (4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$2,798,525
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
To create unforgettable recreation experiences that inspire the public to pass along the love for the outdoors to the next generation. Additionally, to enhance the energy efficiency of our recreation facilities.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Projects include a new group camp at Lake Bemidji State Park, a new day use/picnic area at LaSalle State Recreation Area, a new amphitheater at Itasca State Park, new trail development at Cuyuna State Recreation Area, bison fencing and water supply at Minneopa State Park, and campsite electrification projects at Scenic, Cascade, Sibley, Camden, and Blue Mounds State Parks.
Project Details:
2014 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language 
$16,821,000 the first year and $16,953,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1) connect people to the outdoors; (2) acquire land and create opportunities; (3) maintain existing holdings; and (4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$2,369,007
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
To create unforgettable recreation experiences that inspire the public to pass along the love for the outdoors to the next generation. Additionally, to enhance the energy efficiency of our recreation facilities.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Projects included a new bike trail in Glendalough State Park, new camper cabins in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, installation of features to allow for canoe-in camping on Beers Island in Maplewood State Park, and new yurts in Cuyuna State Recreation Area, and Afton and Glendalough State Parks.
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$2,273,100
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
To create unforgettable recreation experiences that inspire the public to pass along the love for the outdoors to the next generation. Additionally, to enhance the energy efficiency of our recreation facilities.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Projects including a new trail center at Bear Head Lake State Park, a water treatment facility at Soudan Underground Mine, and electricity to campsites at various state parks.
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,190,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
To create unforgettable recreation experiences that inspire the public to pass along the love for the outdoors to the next generation. Additionally, to enhance the energy efficiency of our recreation facilities.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Projects included camper cabins at Lake Bemidji State Park, and solar arrays installed in Itasca, Lake Maria, and Bear Head Lake State Parks.
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year

Project Overview

There are 67 Minnesota State Parks and 7 Minnesota State Recreation areas that each have facilities to serve outdoor recreation users. Funds in this category are used for developing new facilities and include visitor centers, trail centers, roads, parking lots, bridges, campgrounds, and so on.

Project Manager

Deb
Boyd
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
55155
651-259-5595