Design/build trailhead and facilities at Rice Creek North Regional Trail
Rice Creek North Regional Trail. Design and construct trailhead and facilities.
Rice Creek North Regional Trail/Ramsey
Sec. 4. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL$15,763,000$16,141,000
(a) $15,763,000 the first year and $16,141,000 the second year are to be distributed under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3. The Metropolitan Council may use a portion of this appropriation to provide grants for metropolitan parks and trails of regional or statewide significance within the metropolitan area that are not eligible under Minnesota Statutes, section 85.53, subdivision 3.
(b) The Metropolitan Council shall submit a report on the expenditure and use of money appropriated under this section to the legislature as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195, by March 1 of each year. The report must detail the outcomes in terms of additional use of parks and trails resources, user satisfaction surveys, and other appropriate outcomes.
Increased trail visits.
The trailhead facility was completed in 2014. Pedestrian bridge improvements that provide access to the trailhead facility are anticipated to be completed in 2015. The number of park visits to Rice Creek North Regional Trail were 216,000 in 2012 (pre-construction). The number of park visits to Rice Creek North Regional Trail were 196,200 in 2013.