The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota owes its name to Elizabeth Fries Ellet, the East Coast writer who visited the area in 1852. In her travelogue book, Summer Rambles in the West, Ellet described the Minnesota River Valley which adjoins the current day City of Eden Prairie, as the garden spot of the territory.  Learn more about Elizabeth Fries Ellet on Wiki

Sign Sponsors

Minnesota River Entry Interpretive Signage sponsored by the Eden Prairie Lions Club
Settler's Ridge Entry Interpretive Signage sponsored by the Eden Prairie Lions Club
Sedge Meadow Interpretive Signage sponsored by the Eden Prairie Lions Club
Big Woods Interpretive Signage sponsored by the Metropolitan Airports Commission
Prairie Interpretive Signage sponsored by the Metropolitan Airports Commission
Bottomland Forest Interpretive Signage sponsored by the Clark Family of Eden Prairie
Oak Savanna Interpretive Signage sponsored by the Eden Prairie Foundation


Sign sponsors will be included in the Trail Guide which will be available online at www.efeinterpretivetrail.org, at the Eden Prairie City Center, at sponsoring businesses and online at this site.

 

Trail Sign Sponsors

Thanks to the many city representatives for their support ....

Our appreciation to the city of Eden Prairie, City Manager Scott Neal, former Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation Director Bob Lambert, former Mayor Nancy Tryra Lukens, former council member Ron Case, Stu Fox, Doug Ernst, the Eden Prairie Parks & Recreation Staff and Kathie Case representing the Eden Prairie Historical Society for their support.