Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota

to acquire, protect and enhance critical lands for the public’s use and benefit.

We value and promote:

  • Sustainable, long-term statewide land stewardship and conservation;
  • Outdoor recreation for its educational, health and community benefits;
  • Openness, inclusiveness, collaboration and volunteerism;
  • Service as an independent, honest and forthright voice for parks and trails; and
  • Decisions informed by the best available science and data

Who we are: The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a grassroots membership organization that has worked vigorously on behalf of Minnesota's parks and trails since 1954.

What we've done: Fueled by charitable contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations, the Parks & Trails Council has been instrumental in adding more than 10,000 acres of land valued at $31 million to key areas within the state's vast network of parks and trails. The 3,400-member-strong organization has become the state's most powerful voice for parks and trails thanks to its working relationships with grassroots community groups, legislators and local governments from throughout the state.

Contact Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota

275 East Fourth Street
Suite 250
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55101-1561
Phone: 651.726.2457
Toll Free: 800.944.0707
Fax: 651-726-2458


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Minnesota

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