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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
March 5, 2019
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Metro Projects: capital improvements

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

2019 Legislative Summary

Current Bill Funding AmountStatus
$10 millionFully funding P&TC recommendation

2019 Funding Source Sought

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

2019 Bills Introduced

HF 2163: Metropolitan Council regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

See bill status in our Bill Tracker

Final Language in Law

Final language will be added here if passed.

Project Overview

To improve and expand Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails

The Metropolitan Regional Park System is owned and operated by 10 implementing agencies across the 7-county metro area. This system hosts nearly 50 million visitors annually. This project, if funded, would be matched with $10 million in local bonds.

$10 million was funded for this project in 2018. This request represents the remaining, unfunded need. See details on the 2018 funding.

Project Support

Project identified as priority by Metropolitan Council

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