$ 11.4 million in Legacy Fund Grants Awarded to 14 Parks & Trail Projects

(Duluth, MN) — Fourteen regional parks and trails in Minnesota will benefit from more than 11 million dollars in state Legacy Fund grants. The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission reviewed the applications for upgrades to designated parks and trails projects and forwarded them to the state legislature for approval. Executive director Renee Mattson says the commission was impressed with the many “thoughtful” and “creative” approaches and recommended fully funding each of the 14 requests.

Here’s the list of recipients:

-Cook County Mountain Bike Trail System – $400,000
-Duluth Waabizheshikana/Marten Trail – $1,493,434
-Mesabi Trail – $750,000
-Northerly Park-Northwest Angle
-Detroit Lakes Detroit Mountain Recreation Area – $1,325,941
-Otter Tail County Phelps Mill County Park – $366,000
-Benton County Great River Park Complex – $797,555
-Isanti County Springvale County Park – $336,800
-Stearns County Kraemer Lake-Wildwood County Park – $1,175,846
-Stearns County Quarry Park & Nature Preserve – $170,250
-Redwood County Plum Creek Park – $818,539 –
-Sibley County Henderson Scenic Byway Regional Trail – $1,394,400
-Austin Jay C. Hormel Nature Center – $250,000
-Olmsted County Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo – $2,050,000