Legislatively Designated Legacy Park and Trail Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,399,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,347,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec 3(c)
Appropriation Language

$4877000 the first year and $4399000 the second year are for grants for parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area. Of this amount: (1) $1338000 is for development of the Swedish Immigrant Trail including amenities in Taylors Falls connecting the trail to Interstate State Park; (2) $75000 is for rehabilitation of Sunrise Prairie Trail; (3) $500000 is for construction of the Lowell to Lakewalk Trail in Duluth; (4) $1250000 is for the Mesabi Trail. Of this amount $260000 is for trail connections to connect Grand Rapids LaPrairie and Coleraine with the Mesabi Trail; (5) $920000 is for extensions and connections to the Rocori Trail; (6) $1000000 is for extensions and connections to the Lake Wobegon Trail; (7) $100000 is for the Beaver Bay Trail including trailhead amenities; (8) $184000 is for trail connections and camping facilities in Aitkin County for the Mississippi River parks and water trail project; (9) $1000000 is for trail enhancement land acquisition and other improvements at Sauk River Regional Park; (10) $1000000 is for restoration of parks and trails in the Duluth area impacted by the flood of 2012; (11) $75000 is for planning and design of trail connections between the cities of Hermantown and Proctor and the Munger State Trail; (13) $750000 is for park improvements in Paul Bunyan Park and Library Park in the city of Bemidji; (14) $275000 is for park improvements at M.B. Johnson Park in the city of moorhead; and (15) $279000 is for park improvements at the Milford Mine Memorial Park in Crow Wing County.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,399,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Develop or redevelop two (2) parks., Acquire 2.4 miles of trail along the Rocori Trail., Develop or restore seven (7) miles of trail., Goal was 2.4 new miles of trail - extension and additions to Rocori Trail.

Goal was 16 miles of new or redeveloped trail on the Sunrise Prairie Trail., Goal was park improvements at Milford Mine Memorial Park in Crow Wing County.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Parks developed or redeveloped: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2015 are closed.

One of the two parks has been developed/redeveloped - Paul Bunyan and Library Park in the city of Bemidji (Beltrami County).
, As of June 2017 this project was complete., Miles developed or restored: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2015 are closed.

Approximately 2.7 miles have been completed.

2.2 new miles of the Swedish Immigrant Trail connecting to Interstate State Park has been completed by Chisago County.

0.5 new trail miles of the Lowell to Lakewalk Trail has been completed by the city of Duluth., As of the end of FY17 Rocori project was complete with 1.6 miles of trail added.

As of the end of FY17 Sunrise Prairie project was complete with 10 miles of trail added., As of the end of FY17 this project was completed.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec 3(c)
Appropriation Language

$4877000 the first year and $4399000 the second year are for grants for parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the metropolitan area. Of this amount: (1) $1338000 is for development of the Swedish Immigrant Trail including amenities in Taylors Falls connecting the trail to Interstate State Park; (2) $75000 is for rehabilitation of Sunrise Prairie Trail; (3) $500000 is for construction of the Lowell to Lakewalk Trail in Duluth; (4) $1250000 is for the Mesabi Trail. Of this amount $260000 is for trail connections to connect Grand Rapids LaPrairie and Coleraine with the Mesabi Trail; (5) $920000 is for extensions and connections to the Rocori Trail; (6) $1000000 is for extensions and connections to the Lake Wobegon Trail; (7) $100000 is for the Beaver Bay Trail including trailhead amenities; (8) $184000 is for trail connections and camping facilities in Aitkin County for the Mississippi River parks and water trail project; (9) $1000000 is for trail enhancement land acquisition and other improvements at Sauk River Regional Park; (10) $1000000 is for restoration of parks and trails in the Duluth area impacted by the flood of 2012; (11) $75000 is for planning and design of trail connections between the cities of Hermantown and Proctor and the Munger State Trail; (13) $750000 is for park improvements in Paul Bunyan Park and Library Park in the city of Bemidji; (14) $275000 is for park improvements at M.B. Johnson Park in the city of moorhead; and (15) $279000 is for park improvements at the Milford Mine Memorial Park in Crow Wing County.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,347,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Develop or restore 3 miles of trail., Acquire 44 acres of park land., , , , Acquire 1.8 miles of trail., , Development of a Trail head facility., Planning projects completed., Develop or redevelop four (4) parks.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Miles developed or restored: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2014 are closed., 44 acres of land were acquired by the city of Sartell for the Sauk River Regional Park. (A portion of this acreage was acquired with Legacy dollars granted separately in FY13)., , , , 1.8 miles of trail were acquired by the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Rail Authority for the Mesabi Trail., , Trailhead facility at Beaver Bay Trail in Lake County is complete., Planning projects for the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails System Plan and for trail connections between the cities of Hermantown and Proctor are complete., Parks developed or redeveloped: Grant recipients have up to 3 years to complete their work. If a project receives federal funding the time period of the grant is extended to equal the availability of the federal funding. Measurable outcomes will be reported once all grants originating from fiscal year 2014 are closed.

Two of the four parks have been developed/redeveloped - Mississippi River Park and Water Trail in Aitkin County and M.B. Johnson Park in the city of Moorhead (Clay County).

Project Overview

Grants to local units of government for parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the seven county metropolitan area.

Project Manager
First Name
Audrey
Last Name
Mularie
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5549
Email
audrey.mularie@state.mn.us