Lake Brophy Park Addition
Acquire 26-acres with 8,000 feet of lake shore located 2 miles west of the city of Alexandria. This will be the first phase of a larger acquisition totaling 136 acres. The property is bisected by the Central Lakes Trail and contains unimproved uplands, high hills, scenic vistas, small wood lots and wetlands.
$3970000 the first year and $4900000 the second year are for grants under new Minnesota Statutes section 85.535 to parks and trails recognized as meeting the constitutional requirement of being a park or trail of regional or statewide significance. Grants under this section must be used only for acquisition development restoration and maintenance. Of this amount $500000 the first year and $600000 the second year are for grants for solar energy projects. Up to 2.5 percent of this appropriation may be used for administering the grants.