Design/build Tamarack Nature Center campus (year 1 of 2)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Ramsey County
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2018
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Design and construction of Tamarack Nature Center Campus Site and Infrastructure consisting of parking lot and roadway redevelopment, storm water management, pedestrian connections, landscape restoration, signage, and other site amenities at Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park; supplement construction cost for Early Childhood Learning Center Project; supplement construction cost for the Tamarack Nature Center Interior Remodel project. *(There were 99,352 visits to the Tamarack Nature Center in Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Park in 2013).

Project Details

Battle Creek & Indian Mounds Regional Park

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 4 (SFY 2016) PTLF
Appropriation Language

Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL$17,237,000$18,067,000
(a) $17,237,000 the first year and $18,067,000 the second year are for distribution according to Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3.
(b) Money appropriated under this section and distributed to implementing agencies must be used to fund the list of recommended projects in the report submitted pursuant to Laws 2013, chapter 137, article 3, section 4, paragraph (o). Projects funded by the money appropriated under this section must be substantially consistent with the project descriptions and dollar amounts in the report. Any funds remaining after completion of the listed projects may be spent by the implementing agencies on projects to support parks and trails.
(c) Grant agreements entered into by the Metropolitan Council and recipients of money appropriated under this section must ensure that the funds are used to supplement and not substitute for traditional sources of funding.
(d) The implementing agencies receiving appropriations under this section shall give consideration to contracting with Conservation Corps Minnesota for restoration, maintenance, and other activities.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Number of: Redevelopment acres, SQFT of parking lot redeveloped; SQFT of road developed; new trail miles constructed; lineal feet of new sidewalk developed; SQFT of storm water management facilities developed; site amenities added; signs installed; SQFT o

Measurable Outcome(s)

Completed - all site infrastructure components were completed during construction

Recipient Board Members
County Board
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Street Address
2015 Van Dyke St
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

390 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101