Jenny Eastvold is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ new Parks and Trails area manager based out of Lake Bronson State Park in northwest Minnesota.
Eastvold began her new job on June 20. She oversees operations and recreational programs at Lake Bronson, Old Mill and Hayes Lake state parks, as well as area Trails and Waterway program operations.
In a news release, the DNR said Eastvold started her career in the department with the Parks and Trails Division in 1990 as the assistant park manager at Lake Bronson State Park after working four seasons at Voyageurs National Park. She went on to work at McCarthy Beach, Temperance River, Scenic and Jay Cooke state parks. She spent the past 12 years as park manager of McCarthy Beach State Park before coming full circle back to Lake Bronson.
“We are extremely fortunate to get an area manager with Jenny’s experience and knowledge,” Lance Crandall, DNR Parks and Trails district supervisor, said in a news release. “She has a great amount of experience working with park user groups, local units of government and recreational enthusiasts.”
Eastvold’s duties will include developing working relationships and partnerships with local ATV and snowmobile clubs, state park friends groups, other recreational interest groups and local governments to provide northwest Minnesota residents and visitors with quality recreational experiences.
“I’m excited to return to the Lake Bronson State Park area,” Eastvold said in a statement. “My strongest memory of my previous time in northwest Minnesota is of how much the local residents appreciate their parks, trails and water recreation opportunities. I look forward to working with the local communities, as well as with a great staff, to help maintain and enhance these facilities.”