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Legacy funds to help fund Stearns and Benton County Park projects


NOT DATED (WJON News) — Some county parks in central Minnesota are getting a financial boost from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

Two parks in Stearns County and one in Benton County will share the $11.4 million in grants to help fund 14 regional parks and trail projects across greater Minnesota.

Kraemer Lake – Wildwood County Park received just under $1.2 million for the first phase of development. It includes a local match of more than $390,000 to improve the park entrance, build a parking lot, add lighting, a picnic area, shelters, restrooms, a fishing pier and a boat ramp. non-motorized launching.

Work is expected to start in 2024.

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve will use more than $170,000 in Legacy Fund grants with local matching of nearly $58,000 to repair erosion around the Quarry 2 swimming area.

In Benton County, the Great River Park Complex is receiving just under $800,000 to create an outdoor shelter, additional trails and a natural playground.

Benton County will add $150,000 in local matching funds, with planning and design taking place in 2023 and construction slated for 2024.

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