We're all ears.

Help us shape the future of Minnesota state parks and trails.

We have a system plan that will guide strategic investments for the next ten years and help integrate Minnesota's state parks, state trails, forest recreation areas and water recreation facilities. It will also help us respond to changing trends, so we can continue to provide unforgettable outdoor recreation experiences well into the future.

We can't provide everything everywhere, so we want to focus on the most important experiences across the statewide system. And we need your help.

What factors are the most important for you to have an enjoyable parks and trails experience? We'd like your input on this as we guide the implementation of our system plan.

You can also make your voice heard by joining us at public engagement events throughout the summer—things like picnics, campfires and hikes. We'll be traveling around the state to celebrate our 125th anniversary, listening to your stories and suggestions to help guide us into the future, and having a lot of fun along the way.

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Our goal is to advance quality customer service and better government.

Our vision is to create unforgettable park, trail, and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to current and future generations.