The Parks and Trail Legacy Grant Program is no longer available through the Department of Natural Resources. Funding recommendations for parks and trails of regional significance outside of the seven county metropolitan area through the Parks and Trails Fund will be through the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. Please visit the Commission web page for application and contact information.
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission was established in 2013 to undertake system planning and provide recommendations to the legislature for grants funded by the parks and trails fund to counties and cities outside the seven-county metropolitan area for parks and trails of regional significance. Minnesota Statutes, 85.536
Local units of government that have received Parks and Trails Legacy grants from the DNR and have a need for assistance with their grant should continue to contact their DNR grant coordinator.
Audrey Mularie, Southern Minnesota, North Metro
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-259-5549
Joe Hiller, Northern Minnesota, South Metro
email@example.com or 651-259-5538
Dan Golner, Recreation Program Coordinator, 651-259-5599
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Trails, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 39, Saint Paul, MN 55155.
The Department of Natural Resources provided grants for parks and trails of regional significance outside of the metropolitan area through the Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program from FY2010 – FY2015. Funded Legacy Grants