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Accessible picnic table at Jay Cooke. Deborah Rose/MnDNR
May 30, 2018

State Parks: accessibility enhancements

Accessible picnic table at Jay Cooke. Deborah Rose/MnDNR
Accessible picnic table at Jay Cooke
Deborah Rose/MnDNR
Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda

Project Overview

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

2018 Identified Need

$20 million

Project Impact

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.

Project Support

Project identified by the MnDNR as a priority

Bill Status: Passed & Signed

  1. Bonding Bill (HF 4425) introduced that includes an appropriation of $500,000 for the design and construction of improvements to bring the facilities within state parks and recreation areas to the Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  2. Bill passed in Senate (vote: 113-17) and House (vote: 42-25)
  3. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$20 million$500,000

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