Foggy lake reflecting autumn trees at Sibley State Park

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Sibley State Park Improvement Association

Map of Mn with star at Sibley State ParkMission

To work with local communities and state officials to enhance Sibley State Park for the benefit of present and future generations. We strive to increase public and political awareness of Sibley State Park through contact with legislators, the local news media, and the business community.

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

News from these Friends

March 30, 2016

Dave Lais

Lifelong park manager to the core
December 1, 2011

Friends help shape the park’s management plan

The last park plan for Sibley State Park, the 2,059-acre state park in Kandiyohi County, was put together in the 1970s. Work ...
Boy walking on pond boardwalk at Sibley State Park
September 21, 2014

Making a vital trail connection while restoring a prairie

  So close, and yet so far. For years the 22-mile Glacial Lakes State Trail has been just five miles from the popular ...
The rolling grasslands with pond at Sibley State Park
The rolling grasslands with pond at Sibley State Park
The rolling grasslands P&TC acquired for the park in 2014

Our Partner Land Project

Project Years

2014 – TBD (we are currently holding the land in trust)

Land we helped acquire for the park

153 acres of former farmland with rolling grasslands that was essential to connecting the Glacial Lakes State Trail into Sibley State Park

View the Land Project