prairie grass
pedestrians on Heartland State Trail
March 5, 2019
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Heartland: trail spur

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

2019 Legislative Summary

2019 Amount Requested2019 Amount Funded
$500,000TBD

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

For predesign and engineering of a 25-mile spur of the Heartland State Trail that will connect Itasca State Park to Park Rapids.

The planned trail will be located primarily in county and state-owned lands, showcasing the abundant natural and cultural resources of the region. Future trail users will get to experience a working forest, open grassland, old-growth forest, wetlands, and lakes. The trail will increase outdoor opportunities for cyclists, walkers, snowmobilers, families and children, serving both area residents and tourists to the region.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee

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