Parks and Trails Twenty Five Year Legacy Plan

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Parks & Trails Fund
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2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2 (1)
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2010 Fiscal Year
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Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
Plan developed by February 15, 2011.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
The plan will be completed and delivered to the legislature February 15, 2011.

Project Overview

To develop a 25 year long range plan for the use of the money available in the parks and trail fund as well as other traditional sources of funding. Also the development of a 10 year strategic coordination plan is required. The plan is to include a vision, goals and measureable outcomes. The plan must also address specific deliverables outlined in statute. Public engagement was the foundation for the recommendations. The plan was developed in collaboration with other park and trail providers.

About the Issue

The planning process was guided by a 14 member Steering Committee that met monthly. The Citizen's League was hired to assist in the design and implementation of the public participation process. Legislation directed that regional listening sessions and use of Web site survey tools be used. 17 public workshops were conducted around the state. The Citizen's League developed an online public policy development platform called Citizing that was used for obtaining on line input and hosting conversation about plan issues. Six meetings with ethnic and minority groups were held to obtain perspectives from groups that did not attend the workshops. An extensive youth and young adult outreach effort was made. Seven workgroups served as advisory for development of the recommendations.

Project Manager

MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul