The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) has released its 2023 Policy and Planning Report. The report, due to the Legislative Legacy Committees by January 15 each year, includes a review of the Legacy grant recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2025 funding cycle, the criteria and selection process used, an overview of Greater Minnesota's regional system development, and milestone achievements for the calendar year.
The Mountain Bike Trail Development – Guidelines for Successfully Managing the Process guidebook, created in conjunction with the International Mountain Bike Association and Rock Solid Trail Contracting, was published in May. A groundbreaking report was released capping a 2-year survey project as part of the Parks and Trails Legacy Partners which surveyed park usage using state-of-the-art location based data.
The Greater Minnesota system continues to grow adding 8 facilities in 2023 for a total of 77 regionally designated parks, trails, and special feature facilities across 80 Greater Minnesota counties.
The Commission received 20 eligible funding applications and recommend $16,354,035 in awards to 14 applicants and an emerging opportunities fund.
The full report is available for download here.
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