Headwaters Regional Development Commission - Bemidji, MN Way - parks recreation

By: Hrdc Eaid  09-12-2011

PARKS AND RECREATION

With Headwaters RDC assistance, the City has obtained over 80% of the funds to construct the trail from outside resources.  They received a grant from the DNR for $95,000 and through the MnDOT Transportation Enhancements Program they were awarded funds for 80% of construction costs, up to $246,960.  Local groups within the City also stepped up to the plate and helped raise a significant portion of the remaining funds the City will need to fill the remaining gap.

In the future the City hopes to secure funding to construct the second and third phases of the system that will consist of a loop in the southern half of the City and a trail connecting the park on Blackduck Lake.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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