Three Rivers receives bikeway and heritage grants!

250px-Grimm_Farm_3.JPGHennepin County recently awarded Three Rivers $500,000 in grants to help fund bikeway improvements in Richfield, Shorewood and Robbinsdale.

Our new 4.5 mile Intercity Regional Trail will be constructed through Richfield in 2014 to connect Minneapolis’ Grand Rounds with the 86th Street bikeway in Bloomington. Three Rivers has received a total of $6.12 million in federal and county funding for this important project.

A new trail bridge is being built in 2014 for a safer Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail crossing over County Road 19 in Shorewood and Tonka Bay. We have received $2.54 million in federal, state and county funding for the project.

The 2.4 mile segment of Crystal Lake Regional Trail in Robbinsdale will run from 47th Avenue North to Victory Memorial Parkway, and Three Rivers has successfully obtained $2.26 million in federal and county funding for this project.

In another year-end grant, the Minnesota Historical Society awarded Three Rivers $95,300 in Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Funds to develop interpretive exhibits at our historic Wendelin Grimm Farmhouse (c.1876) located in the Carver Park Reserve.

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair