Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in November, 2008. The Legacy Amendment supports outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, as well as arts, history and cultural heritage. As a Legacy fund beneficiary from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory has been able to provide educational experiences for ages 1-100.

An overview of each of our Legacy funded projects is in the tabs above and more details can be found by clicking on each project’s associated link. Our thanks to Minnesotans across the state who make these projects possible.

For more information about any of these projects, please contact Michelle Furrer, Como Campus Director, at michelle.furrer@stpaul.gov

About the Legacy Amendment

The Legacy Amendment is a constitutional amendment adopted by Minnesota voters in November 2008. It raised the state sales tax by 3/8 of 1% for a period of 25 years and dedicated the earned revenue to clean water, parks, outdoor habitat, and arts and cultural heritage.

A website was also created by the Minnesota Legislature to help citizens monitor how funds from the Legacy Amendment are being used. On the Minnesota’s Legacy: watch the progress you can see how funds are being invested across the state.