Marshall County park receives grant for improvements

Florian Park in Marshall County of northwest Minnesota has received a $166,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources through the agency’s Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program.

The DNR this week announced the program awarded $7.14 million in grants to 28 local communities. Funding for the program comes from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

According to the DNR, the grant at Florian Park will be for access routes, docks, a fishing pier, four shelters and a shower building. Grant money also will fund accessible tables, benches and grills to the beach area along the trail and help pay for tree plantings along a ditch at the park.

The project is estimated to cost $184,674 and Marshall County had requested $166,207, the DNR said.

The DNR received 99 applications to the Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program with requests for more than $33 million. Local units of government receiving grants are required to provide at least 10 percent in matching funds.

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  1. When we checked out this park a couple of summers ago I was stunned by how many people set up their campers there for the summer. I was equally surprised to see how many do the same thing at the campgrounds in Warren and Thief River Falls.

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