Parks and Trails Organizations

By Friend of Pedal MN

National Recreation and Park Association

A nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities.

22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, Va 20148-4501
1-800-626-NRPA (6772)

Minnesota Recreation and Park Association

A professional organization and advocate for parks, open spaces, recreation, and leisure.

200 Charles St. NE
Fridley, MN 55432
763.571.1305 (Toll Free: 1.800.862.3659)

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota

A grassroots membership organization that has worked vigorously for more than 56 years to expand, protect and enhance Minnesota’s parks and trails for the public’s use and benefit.

275 East Fourth Street, Suite #250
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 726-2457

National Park Service

A bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior that preserves and provides access to nearly 400 parks, historic sites, and other special places.

1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240

Midwest Region

National Park Service
601 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102-4226

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

Established in 1988, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes 72 miles of the Mississippi River stretching from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey to just south of Hastings, Minnesota.

111  Kellogg Blvd. East, Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program

The Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program is the community outreach arm of the National Park Service. Staff provide technical assistance to communities so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.

111 Kellogg Blvd. East, Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN  55101

State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division

The DNR works with citizens to manage the state’s natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life. The DNR, Division of Parks and Trails manages 72 state parks and recreation areas, 21 state trails, and other public lands.

500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul 55155-4052

Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Area

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency serving the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area. Its network of regional parks and trails includes 49 regional parks, 177 miles of regional trails, and six special recreation areas.

390 Robert St. North
St. Paul, MN 55101-1805