Glendalough State Park

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.

Glendalough Park Partners

Map of MN showing GlendaloughMission

To assist the MnDNR in preserving and utilizing Glendalough State Park.

Key Activities

  • Raise community funds for projects at Glendalough State Park
  • Host annual spring “Walk for Glendalough”
  • Plan and provide volunteer resources to complete park enhancement projects
bikers on trail through prairie with Glendalough Trail sign and Legacy sign
The Friends helped build the Glendalough Trail through the park into downtown Battle Lake
Map of the Glendlough Trail
Map of Glendalough Trail, which was a key project of these Friends
Steve Nelson and Lisa Malmstrom stand by poster for Glendalough Park Partners
Two members from Glendalough Park Partners attend our Day on the Hill event where volunteers advocate for parks and trails
Young girl in pink smiling big on her bike
The new Glendalough Trail makes everyone smile
Park shelter kiosk at Glendalough State Park
When entering this quiet park, you're greeted by a self-help kiosk

Glendalough Park Partners


Families walk through the forest on a paved trail

Walk for Glendalough

Sat, Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

April 23, 2022

Scavenger Hunt Banner

2021 Scavenger Hunts

Tue, Jun 1 – Sun, Sep 12 @ All Day

June 1 – September 12, 2021

Walk for Glendalough (Self-guided)

Sat, Apr 24 @ All Day

April 24, 2021
All day

Webinar: Fundraise & Recruit Members, A Case Study

Thu, Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

October 19, 2020

Families walk through the forest on a paved trail

[CANCELED] Walk for Glendalough

Sat, Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 18, 2020

Glendalough Park Partners


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.


Sketch of proposed Glendalough Trailhead

Glendalough: center & trailhead

Glendalough: center & trailhead

Project Overview: A new park visitor center and trail center at Glendalough State Park.

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