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

  • In 1954, Judge Clarence Magney (pictured on right) joined 15 other Minnesotans in creating the dynamic organization that is now the Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota.


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.