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May 30, 2018
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Chester Woods: trail development

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$2.5 million$2.5 million

Funding Source

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

Final Bill » Law

Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425

Session Law Chapter 214: Article 1: Capital Improvement Appropriations: Section 7: Natural Resources

Final Language in Law

Subd. 7. Chester Woods State Trail $2,500,000
To complete construction and paving of phase one of the Chester Woods State Trail from the city of Rochester to Chester Woods Park in Olmsted County.

Project Overview

Building a trail connecting Rochester to Chester Woods County Park.

2018 Identified Need

$2.5 million

Project Impact

The Chester Woods State Trail, part of the planned Whitewater Country Loop Trail, will connect Rochester to Chester Woods County Park and, eventually, the city of Eyota and Dover. This phase of the project would complete a beautiful 5-mile trail along Bear Creek, connecting Rochester to Chester Woods County Park, and begin land acquisition for the future trail into Eyota.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with Chester Woods State Trail Group

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Bill Status: Passed & Signed

  1. Bills (HF 1494 & SF 1176) drafted that appropriate $2.25 million (note: this is just $25,000 short of the identified need above) to complete construction and paving of phase one of the Chester Woods State Trail from the city of Rochester to Chester Woods Park in Olmsted County.
  2. Bills referred to committees
  3. Bills included in bonding bill
  4. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

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