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Friends of Itasca State Park

pinpoint of Itasca State Park on Minnesota

Mission

An all-volunteer group that raises money for projects that are needed at the park. For example, the group has raised money for playgrounds for various location around the park, and they restored the wicker furniture at the main lodge and many other projects around the park.

Friends Since

1993

Volunteers installing playground
Volunteers installing a playground
Angler showing off fish on the pier
Angler enjoying the pier created by the Friends
Two people kneeling to install playground structure
Friends volunteers install a playground
Distant view of pier at Itasca
The Friends helped create this pier at Itasca

News from the Friends

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.

2018

State Parks: rehab

AMT FUNDED
State Parks: rehab

Renew state park visitor facilities that have fallen into disrepair.

2018

State Parks: forest restoration

AMT FUNDED
State Parks: forest restoration

Restore 255 acres of forested native plant communities in several state parks.

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