Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota Overview
Programs: Parks & Trails maintains a revolving land fund, purchasing land that meets a standard of statewide significance as a park or trail, holding the parcel until the appropriate park or trail agency is able to acquire it, then returning the funds to the land fund for use in acquiring the next parcel. All funds are privately raised. Parks &Trails also works with local citizens to provide assistance and tools- including newsletters, workshops and one-on-one meetings- to empower them in efforts to support or create parks or trails in their community. Finally, Parks & Trails educates and informs policy makers at the legislative level about the funding and operational needs of park and trail facilities.