Public meetings to be held in Frazee, Vergas in late May

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The Frazee Open House to showcase and discuss future trail plans to connect from Wannigan Regional Park to Vergas will be held in May, one in Vergas and the other in Frazee.

The Cities of Vergas and Frazee are working on bike and pedestrian trail plans this year and a portion of that planning involved two public meetings, one in each city.

Vergas is planning to connect to both the Heartland Trail at Frazee and the Heart of the Lakes Trail (the new trail from Pelican Rapids to Maplewood State Park to Perham). 

Frazee is planning a trail to connect the town to the new Wannigan Regional Park.

The public is invited to two both Open Houses to view progress on these plans and provide input.

The first meeting will be held at the Vergas Event Center on Thursday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m. The second at the Frazee Event Center on Tuesday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m.

Both open houses will feature the following:

• Presentation regarding plans to connect Frazee to Wannigan Regional Park by trail. 

• Presentation regarding plans to connect Vergas to the Heartland Trail at Frazee and the Heart of the Lakes Trail.

• Update on the status of Wannigan Regional Park planning and development.

• Opportunity for the public to provide input on all of the above.

The above information will be presented twice at each open house once at 6:15 p.m., and again at 7:15 p.m.

Both open houses are family-friendly events, and we welcome you to bring the kids.

At the Frazee Open House, a free, light supper will be provided courtesy of the Frazee Community Development Corporation. 

For more information, please contact Patrick Hollister at or (218) 329-1809.