News release: DNR seeks input on Appleton OHV Park expansion

May 4, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and written comments on a proposal by Swift County to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an expansion of the Appleton Off-Highway Vehicle Park.

Grant-in-aid is a cost sharing program between the DNR, a local government sponsor, and often a local club. The program funds development and maintenance of OHV trails.

The proposed expansion would add a skills area designed for off-highway motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and off-road vehicle use, as well as a circle track designed for OHM use. The facilities are proposed to be constructed on separate parcels near the existing Appleton OHV Park.

The DNR will accept written comments until 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 5. Comments can be submitted:

  • Via email to [email protected]
  • Via mail to Kristy Rice, Acquisition and Development Specialist, Parks and Trails Division, 20596 Highway 7, Hutchison, MN 55350

A map of the proposed trail segments can be found on the DNR’s Appleton OHV Park webpage. For more information, contact Kristy Rice at [email protected] or 320-753-0326.

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