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Accessible picnic table at Jay Cooke. Deborah Rose/MnDNR
March 5, 2019
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State Parks: accessibility enhancements

This project is included in Parks & Trails Council’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.

2019 Legislative Summary

2019 Amount Requested2019 Amount Funded
$19.5 millionTBD

2019 Funding Source Sought

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

2019 Bills Introduced

None yet.

Final Language in Law

Final language will be added here if passed.

Proposed Project Overview

To upgrade state parks up to the American Disability Act standards thereby providing for amenities that are more accessible.

This project would improve accessibility in state parks. The intent it to fully bring parks up to today’s standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which could include renovation of visitor centers, day use facilities, shower buildings, vault toilets, sidewalks, parking areas and selected trails. The project would upgrade about five state parks.

This project was originally requested in 2018, but only received $500,000 of the $2 million request (see details of past funding).

Project Support

Project identified by the MnDNR as a priority

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2019 Legislative Agenda