The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota
Exists to acquire, protect and enhance critical land for the public's use and benefit.


We value and promote:
Sustainable, long-term statewide land stewardship and conservation
Outdoor recreation for its educational, health & community benefits
Openness, inclusiveness, collaboration and volunteerism
Service as an independent, honest and forthright voice for parks and trails
Decisions informed by the best available science and data

  • More than a thousand people attended Winter Trails Day at Fort Snelling State Park on Jan. 10, 2009. REI let everyone in attendance demo snowshoes.


House bonding bill unveiled

Last Friday we updated you on Rep. Alice Hausman's April 4 deadline to submit and pass a $850 million general obligation bonding bill through the House Capital Investment Committee. Today, in an important step towards meeting that deadline, Rep. Hausman unveiled two capital investment bills containing approximately $975 million worth of projects.