Minnesota's Legacy

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Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$990,000
Fund Source

Acquire 17.97 acres

Hennepin
Recipient
Washington County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$236,126
Fund Source

Acquire 20.15 acres

Washington
Recipient
Dakota County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$956,777
Fund Source

Acquire 72.1 acres

Dakota
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$501,438
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$613,201
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$736,809
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$640,271
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$711,218
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$732,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$393,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$412,250
Fund Source

“Acquiring Land and Creating Opportunities - A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan identifies its purpose to ‘create new and expanded park and trail opportunities to satisfy current customers as well as to reach out to new ones’.

Statewide
Recipient
Dakota County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source

Develop and implement an integrated brand awareness and marketing campaign to increase awareness and familiarity of the park system service offerings to Dakota County residents and increase new use throughout the park system. The campaign will use print, digital and other media strategies to inform a broad and diverse audiences with targeted approaches appropriate for those audiences.

Dakota
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Provide transportation service to new visitors to Three Rivers' Parks and Trails for programs and special events.

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,679,000
Fund Source

Project will provide construction administration and construction of 3.4 miles of paved trail connecting Lowry Nature Center in Carver Park to Lake Minnetonka Regional Park (sections G & H).0

Hennepin
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$452,466
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$433,189
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$311,005
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$493,555
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$266,707
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$182,750
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$182,750
Fund Source

“Connecting People to the Outdoors- A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan identifies its purpose to ‘better develop Minnesota’s stewards of tomorrow through efforts to increase life-long participation in parks and trails.’

Statewide
Recipient
Carver County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$301,215
Fund Source

Construct TH 5 Regional Trail segment

Carver
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$398,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$371,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$355,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$310,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,000
Fund Source

“Coordinating with Partners- A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan identifies its purpose to ‘enhance coordination across the large and complex network of public, private, and non-profit partners that support Minnesota’s parks and trails to ensure seamless, enjoyable park and trail experiences for Minnesotans.’

Statewide
Recipient
Scott County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$632,436
Fund Source

Maintenance shop development including demolition, design, engineering, and construction.

Scott
Recipient
Anoka County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000
Fund Source

Design, engineer & reconstruct parking, trails & retaining wall at Islands of Peace.

Anoka
Recipient
Bloomington
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,123
Fund Source

Design, engineer and reconstruct rest rooms building, maintenance garage, driveway, sidewalks, lighting, utilities, associated storm water improvements including demolition, grading, curb and gutter, paving, retaining wall construction and landscaping at the Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Regional Park Reserve.

Hennepin
Recipient
St. Paul Parks & Recreation
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$920,178
Fund Source

Design, engineering and construction of pedestrian and vehicular circulation and parking. Includes grading, stormwater management and erosion control.

Ramsey
Recipient
Washington County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$905,703
Fund Source

Design, engineer & build pole shed, electrical work at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park (year 2 of 2)

Washington
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Design, engineer and construct 3.0 acres of paved parking and 0.9 miles of paved roads.

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$120,000
Fund Source

Design, engineer, and construct up to additional 128 parking spaces. (year 2 of 2)

Hennepin
Recipient
Ramsey County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

Design & engineering to develop building plans for a addition to the Nature Center, Sugar Shack, Garden House, Shelters, and Maintenance Facility. Develop site plans for gathering nodes, observation, amenities, trails, landscaping, signage, stormwater management; initiate construction for site related improvements such as trails, gathering nodes, nature observation, signage, landscaping, and site amenities. Supplement construction costs for amenities on the Campus Site and Infrastructure project.

Ramsey
Recipient
Anoka County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$687,044
Fund Source

Design, engineer & build maintenance facility at Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve.

Anoka
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$990,572
Fund Source

design, Engineering, Construction Administration and Construction of 4.6 acres of paved parking lots and 1.5 miles of paved roads within Lake Minnetonka Regional Park.

Hennepin
Recipient
St. Paul Parks & Recreation
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$410,000
Fund Source

Design, engineering and construction of a picnic shelter with restroom facilities. Site work will include grading, erosion control, and stormwater management.

Ramsey
Recipient
St. Paul Parks & Recreation
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550,000
Fund Source

Project includes additional design, engineering, easements, potential acquisitions, construction of safety improvements related to the regional trail project specifically at intersections of the trail and private businesses and rail properties.

Ramsey
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$223,642
Fund Source

Implement the Water Works portion of the 2015 Central Mississippi Regional Park master plan pending adoption by the Metropolitan Council. Work will include design, engineering, and construction of trails, pedestrian/bicycle/vehicle circulation, landscaping improvements, ramps, stairs, and walls, buildings, stormwater management, historic resources, neighborhood connections, and natural habitat restoration.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$223,641
Fund Source

Design, engineer, and construct Hall's Island and the Park on the Scherer Site within Above the Falls Regional Park, based on the Metropolitan Council approved Master Plan for that park.

Hennepin
Recipient
Ramsey County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Fund Source

Develop and implement nature and outdoor recreation programming for people of color and lower income levels throughout Ramsey County Regional Parks and Trails system.

Ramsey
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

This program provides critical assistance to MN DNR Parks and Trails Division Regional and District offices to assist with renewal and rehabilitation efforts prioritized locally by field staff. Projects include the following types: State Park Building and Facilities Emergency Repair and Maintenance, Paved Trail Maintenance and Asset Preservation, and State Park and State Forest Trail Renewal. This project is a newly reorganized budget area that consolidates these three smaller project areas reported on in previous years.

Statewide
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,405,892
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,229,912
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375,158
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,326,894
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,363,693
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,417,275
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$942,250
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$942,250
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,180,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$573,000
Fund Source

The Division of Parks and Trails is creating innovative programs to attract new audiences, particularly young families, to Minnesota state parks and trails. Skill-building programs, such as "I Can Camp!," provide a trial opportunity by eliminating the barriers of needing to have pre-existing knowledge or gear for the activity. Special events, such as National Get Outdoors Day, generate enthusiasm and a sense of urgency to visit. Gateway programs introduce visitors to a host of outdoor pursuits, including those offered by other divisions of the Minnesota DNR.

Statewide
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$420,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$225,803
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$180,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$320,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$223,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$230,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$210,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$210,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$280,000
Fund Source

This program will develop a centralized, integrated approach to managing existing data systems and incorporating new information needs into the integrated enterprise information system of data.

Statewide
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$886,996
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,047,050
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,364
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$675,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$539,510
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$476,600
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$472,773
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$472,773
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000
Fund Source

This on-going program is for detecting, mapping and controlling invasive plant species and re-establishing native vegetation in their place on lands administered by the Division of Parks and Trails. Control of invasive plant species furthers progress to preserve and restore the quality of native plant communities on Parks and Trails lands as well as helps prevent the spread of invasives to new locations.

Statewide
Recipient
Dakota County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,122,255
Fund Source

The project will increase lake and river access e.g. dock and carry-in portage; provide trails and small gathering space on Echo Point; restore and re-naturalize the park with trees, shrubs and native perennials; improve the layout and/or capacity picnic ground and campground; and other master plan approved improvements. The project includes design, engineering, construction and construction administration.

Dakota
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$399,148
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$333,128
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$508,851
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$214,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$650,915
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$729,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$311,829
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$311,829
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$546,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$654,000
Fund Source

This program is to restore acres of state parks and trails land to native plant communities. MS 86A.05 directs PAT to preserve, perpetuate and restore natural features in state parks that were present in the area of the park at the time of European settlement. Approximately 31 restoration projects have been completed, are in progress, or will be implemented in the spring of 2012, at over 20 state park units. These projects total 1,283 acres.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,417,177
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,406,456
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,456,863
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,438,933
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$803,121
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$823,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$570,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$595,000
Fund Source

“Maintaining Existing Holdings - A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan calls this ‘Take Care of What We Have,’ and identifies its purpose to ‘provide safe, high-quality park and trail experiences by regular re-investment in park and trail infrastructure, and natural resource management.’

Statewide
Recipient
Ramsey County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source

Prepare a master plan amendment for Battle Creek Regional Park, Rice Creek North Regional Trail, and develop a master plan for Lexington Avenue Regional Trail including design/engineering, community engagement to identify improvements for existing elements such as buildings, roads, parking, creeks, ponds, lakes, wetlands, trails, animal exercise, amenities, turf games, landscaping, utilities, stormwater management, restoration, signage, gathering nodes, fitness/play elements, land acquisition.

Ramsey
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$533,063
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,111,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$838,045
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$737,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,600,000
Fund Source

Acquire land from willing sellers within the statutory boundaries of State Parks and within statutory designated State Trail corridors.

Statewide
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,695,102
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,151,874
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,762,912
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,313,796
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,798,525
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,369,007
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,273,100
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,190,000
Fund Source

There are 67 Minnesota State Parks and 7 Minnesota State Recreation areas that each have facilities to serve outdoor recreation users. Funds in this category are used for developing new facilities and include visitor centers, trail centers, roads, parking lots, bridges, campgrounds, and so on.

Statewide
Recipient
Anoka County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source

Natural resource restoration in partnership with MN Conservation Corps throughout Anoka County's regional park and trail units (year 2 of 2)

Anoka
Recipient
Ramsey County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Continue contracts with Conservation Corps of Minnesota to engage youth of the community in natural resource management projects throughout Ramsey County Regional Parks and Trails including care of the teaching garden, buckthorn removal, other invasive removals, prairie restoration, streambank stabilization, etc.

Ramsey
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

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.

Statewide
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$746,301
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$646,133
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,023,887
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$625,101
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$742,255
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$760,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$545,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$545,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$775,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source

The Division of Parks and Trails is engaged in critical work to connect people to the outdoors. As part of the work in this project area, the new touch-screen kiosk project will increase awareness about outdoor recreation opportunities at Minnesota state parks and trails among underrepresented groups by creating and installing accessible, touch-screen kiosks with information in multiple languages, in high-traffic, family-oriented locations.

Statewide
Recipient
Dakota County
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Fund Source

Create and manage a community outreach and engagement program to increase and enhance use of the parks by focusing on activities that strengthen use of parks, engaging the community, agencies, and developing relationships with community members. Additional focus would be identifying and supporting opportunities for partnership with DC departments including social services, corrections, etc. to provide opportunities to connect clients to outdoors.

Dakota