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Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.

Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group.

Chester Woods Trail Group


Support the establishment of a biking and hiking trail between Rochester and Eyota, with connections to nearby state trails.

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Chester Woods Trail Group at Day on the Hill
Chester Woods Trail Group
Group selfie in front of Eyota City Hall
A group picture of trail group members and senators
Chester Woods Trail Group meet with senators during a senate bonding tour in 2018
Members from the Chester Woods Trail Group pose from a group picture with Senator Carla Nelson.
Chester Woods Trail Group meets with Senator Carla Nelson.

Chester Woods Trail Group


Our Related Advocacy Work

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a strong voice at the state capital working to ensure Minnesota’s parks and trails are protected and cared for. We work with friends groups to identify critical projects that need government support.


Turkeys cross the Munger Trail

Chester Woods: trail development

Chester Woods: trail development

Build a trail connecting Rochester to Chester Woods Regional Park


Great River Ridge State Trail

Bonding Bill

Bonding Bill
The final piece of the 2017 budget agreement was a $988 million bonding bill (HF 5), which passed in the wee hours on the last day of session. The bonding bill funds building and infrastructure projects, including park and trail projects. Specifically, the bill includes: ...

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