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We've added critical land to two state parks

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Phased Reopening

State parks are reopening in a phased approach. See the reopening plan on the DNR website.

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Saving Land for Parks and Trails

Parks & Trails Council steps in when most needed, sometimes to create a new park or trail, other times to purchase a small yet invaluable parcel, without which the park or trail would have lost part of what makes it so special.

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October 14, 2020

Trail building update: Swedish Immigrant Trail connects into ...

On a perfect fall day on October 10, a small group of people gathered for a ribbon-cutting for the newest half-mile segment ...
ResearchBike on Lake Wobegon Trail
October 12, 2020

Our ResearchBike pedals in key data for Saint Cloud trails

Discerning an objective rating for a trail condition can be a daunting project—something Parks & Trails Council ...
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