2022 Annual Dinner

Wednesday, September 28

Registration Opens July 2022

Please join us for an evening celebrating Minnesota's parks and trails and our work to support them.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Emily Ford

The first woman to complete Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in winter and an unintentional ambassador for inclusivity in the outdoors. Read the profile on Emily Ford in Outside Magazine.

LOCATION

Como Lakeside Pavilion

1360 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(google map)

Enjoy an evening in the historic, open-air pavilion overlooking Como Lake. Please dress for the weather. There is ample parking on site.

DINNER SERVICE

Social Hour with open bar (one drink ticket included with event registration) is followed by a plated dinner, which includes a salad, grain, coffee, and a choice of:

  • Meal choice 1:  TBD.
  • Meal choice 2:  TBD.
  • Meal choice 3:  TBD.
Colorful quilt and other items on display
Silent auction display from 2021

SILENT AUCTION

Online auction opens Sept. 19, 2022

lodging * art * gear * experiences * food & drinks * etc

Have an item to donate to the auction?

We gladly accept new, like new, or vintage items to our auction.

Carving of a duck head
2007 award to Henry Somsen
Carving of a woodduck
2009 award to Eleanor Winston
carving of a pileated woodpecker mounted on award
2011 award to Peter Seed
Carving of a bird on award stand
2012 award to Mark and Joan Strobel
Carving of a loon on an award stand
2014 award to David Minge
Carving of a bluejay on an award stand
2013 award to Mary Lee Dayton
Carving of a pair of woodducks on an award pedestal
2019 award to Sen. Keith Langseth
wood carving of a pair of loons
2018 award to Grant Merritt

REUEL HARMON AWARD

TBD

Details coming soon!

View past award recipients in our
Reuel Harmon Award Hall of Honor.

photo montage with wooden awards

FRIENDS PARTNER AWARD

TBD

Details coming soon!

View past award recipients in our
Friends Group Partner Hall of Honor.

2021 photo gallery

Group standing
Group standing
Man and woman standing
Two women standing
Two men and two women standing
Woman and man standing
Colorful quilt and other items on display
Silent auction display from 2021
Two women sitting at table
Groups sitting at table

2019 photo gallery

Woman holding bicycle bookends
Outgoing president Julie Gugin receives thank you gift
people socializing at annual dinner event
wooden carved ducks mounted on wood platform
Reuel Harmon Award
woman holding raffle tickets next to raffle jars
Raffle
woman writing in bid sheet
Silent auction
man holding award
Reuel Harmon Award being given to Sen. Keith Langseth by Parks & Trails Council president and executive director
people socializing at annual dinner event

EVENT SPONSORS

Coming Soon