Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for
Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association.

As fiscal sponsor, we partner to advance their cause and provide the tools and building blocks to run a nonprofit, including receiving, holding and administering funds on behalf of the friends group.

Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association

Map of MN with Gateway-Brown's Creek State TrailMission

Represent trail users to the DNR and the State Legislature. The two goals of the GBCTA are:

  • Keep the trail safe and well maintained.
  • Encourage trail extensions to William O’Brien State Park, Interstate State Park and on to Duluth

Friends Since


Bicyclist on paved trail approaching a bridge
Jim Schuder/P&TC photo contest
Former president of GBCTA John Oldendorf speaking at P&TC's Day on the Hill
Gateway horses and bikers
The Gateway has portions with a dual track for horses and bicyclists.

Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association


Candlelight Walk

January 27, 2023

Bicyclists riding at underpass

Ribbon Cutting Celebration

October 22, 2022

Full Moon Hike

October 9, 2022

three skiers

Candlelight Walk

January 28, 2022

Man in biking outfit stands in tall grass

Volunteer Appreciation Event

August 10, 2021

a rainbow in chalk on a sidewalk

Pictures, Poems, and Play!

April 22, 2021
All day

Trail Photo Contest

May 22 – June 1

three volunteers building a bench

Trail Bench Building

March 14, 2020

three skiers

GBCTA’s Annual Ski/Snowshoe/Walk and Luncheon

Feb. 1, 2020
11:30 AM – 2 PM

Candlelight Walk

Jan. 24, 2020, 5-8pm

paved trail over bridge with sign

Candlelight Walk

October 18, 2019

Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association


Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association

Our Partner Land Projects

Gateway State Trail Land Projects

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is honored to have worked with Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association on several land acquisition.

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Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association

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.


Bicyclists riding at underpass

Gateway: New segment

Gateway: New segment

Build a 3-mile segment from William O’Brien State Park to the Scandia Village Center, including a tunnel under County Road 52.


Bicyclists riding at underpass

Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

Improve user safety by constructing a tunnel for the trail to cross under Hadley Ave, which is challenging to cross because the street exceeds 8,000 vehicles per day.

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