New State Trail Construction

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,966
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,390
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$942,102
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$794,100
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,406,214
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,502,218
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2011
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017 Regular Session Ch. 91 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language

$16584000 the first year and $18891000 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.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,966
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

FY19 measurable goals: Specifically in FY19 Legacy funds will:
•support development of a new segment of the Mill Towns ST. (For this $1.3M project Legacy is adding $15k leveraging approximately $800k in federal Transportation Alternatives Program dollars.) Outcomes will be a new pedestrian bridge over the Cannon River and about ¾ mile of trail in the City of Faribault;
•pay for vault toilet design work at C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail (one new and two replacements). Again Legacy provides a critical match to leverage federal Recreational Trail Program dollars.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017 Regular Session Ch. 91 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language

$16584000 the first year and $18891000 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.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,390
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Land needed to meet the nature-based outdoor recreation needs of Minnesotans will be acquired and/or developed. High-priority development projects that encourage outdoor recreation participation and enhance or protect natural and cultural resources are completed.

Specifically in FY18 we plan to construct one key trail connection and trail bridge (Silver Creek coop with MNDOT).

Measurable Outcome(s)

FY18 accomplishments: Specifically in FY18 Legacy contributed to the planning and design of Gateway ST tunnel under Hadley Ave a project with significant safety improvements for trail users.

Update on the proposed Silver Creek cooperative agreement with MnDOT. The Department of Transportation is working on the project design including the trail component – project letting is currently scheduled for later in calendar 2019.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015 First Special Session Ch. 2 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language

$17237000 the first year and $18067000 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.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$942,102
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Land needed to meet the nature-based outdoor recreation needs of Minnesotans will be acquired and/or developed. High-priority development projects that encourage outdoor recreation participation and enhance or protect natural and cultural resources are completed.

Specifically in FY17 we plan to develop a critical half mile connection of the Gitchi Gami State Trail between Silver Bay and Beaver Bay and develop a trailhead on the Central Lakes State Trail in Fergus Falls.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY 17 we developed a critical half mile connection of the Gitchi Gami State Trail between Silver Bay and Beaver Bay and a trailhead on the Central Lakes State Trail in Fergus Falls.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015 First Special Session Ch. 2 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language

$17237000 the first year and $18067000 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.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$794,100
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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY16 we completed design and planning for the development of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail West Road connection (Beaver Bay to Silver Bay) to be constructed in 2017. (New trail miles were developed in 2016 just not with Legacy Funds).

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language

$16821000 the first year and $16953000 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.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,406,214
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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This year we completed the 6 mile Browns Creek State Trail. In addition several other projects will be completed including paving more than 20 miles of the Luce State Trail to constructing a memorial parking lot on the Glacial Lakes State Trail and constructing three important trail bridges that will allow for new trail development along the Mill Towns and Blazing Star State Trails.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(2)
Appropriation Language

$16821000 the first year and $16953000 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.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,502,218
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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

, A 3-mile segment of trail was completed on the Minnesota State Trail from Shakopee Memorial Park to the USFWS parking lot in Shakopee MN. In addition significant construction progress was also made on the Brown's Creek connection to the Gateway and on a connection from the Paul Bunyan State Trail into Crown Wing State Park. Both of these projects will be completed by late summer/fall 2014.

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)$14262000 the first year and $14603000 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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY12 the Parks and Trails Division initiated the engineering and design for the development of key sections of new improved State Trail along the Browns Creek Luce Line and Paul Bunyan State Trails. Construction of the 6 mile Paul Bunyan State Trail segment has been completed.

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)$14262000 the first year and $14603000 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

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
Project Overview

New State Trail development to complete key missing trail segments or to fulfill funding gaps in trail development projects. Potetial development to include multi-use trail, trail parking areas, trail waysides, or trail bridges. New trail development includes all associated engineering, design and construction, and is to incorporate current Best Management Practices.

About the Issue

The MnDNR Parks and Trails Divisions new State trail development efforts are focused on previously undeveloped sections that provide key trail connections, enhance user safety and accessiblity and further the efforts to complete the State Trails as defined.

Project Manager
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Skaar
Organization Name
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5636
Email
kent.skaar@state.mn.us