Foggy lake reflecting autumn trees at Sibley State Park

Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group and act as fiscal sponsor for their land acquisition fund..

As fiscal sponsor, we partner to advance their cause by receiving, holding and administering land acquisition funds on behalf of the friends group. P&TC cannot accept general operations contributions for Sibley State Park Improvement Association.

Sibley State Park Improvement Association

Map of Mn with star at Sibley State ParkMission

To promote public interest in Sibley State Park and Glacial Lakes State Trail and to help enhance and enlarge the park, while encouraging its protection and enjoyment.

Friends Since

1935

Group of volunteers from Sibley State Park Imrprovement Association sitting around
Volunteers take a break for all-day clean up at former farmland recently acquired for Sibley State Park
Two girls fishing on a pier with their dad
Providing opportunities for youth to enjoy the outdoors is important at Sibley State Park
Members of Sibley State Park Improvement Assoc with Rep. Sawatzky
Friends members with Rep. Sawatzky during our Day on the Hill event
Bicyclists going through tunnel on Glacial Lakes State Trail in New London
The Friends have been strong advocates for building a spur off the Glacial Lakes State Trail in New London to connect into Sibley State Park
Boy walking on pond boardwalk at Sibley State Park
Pond Boardwalk at Sibley State Park
photo by Dick Clayton

Sibley State Park Improvement Association

Events

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2021 Scavenger Hunts

Tue, Jun 1 – Sun, Sep 12 @ All Day

June 1 – September 12, 2021

friends and youth celebrate having planted a tree

Webinar: Friends Groups & Habitat Restoration

Thu, Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

January 14, 2021
3pm-4pm

Sibley State Park Improvement Association

News

Sibley State Park Improvement Association

Our Partner Grant Project

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota offers grants to support friends groups' projects.

Sibley State Park Improvement Association

Our Partner Land Projects

Sibley State Park Land Projects

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is honored to have worked with Sibley State Park Improvement Association on several land acquisitions over the years.

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Sibley State Park Improvement 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.

2018

Three men putting trash in dumpster

Sibley: land acquisition

Sibley: land acquisition

Incorporate 16 acres of land within Sibley State Park that Parks & Trails Council purchased in 2017 and worked with Sibley State Park Improvement Association to restore.

2017

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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