City seeks input on future of park system

The City of Elk River is creating a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan and needs feedback.

The master plan will guide the future of parks and recreation includingparks, trails, athletic programing, facilities, public art, funding and operations.

The plan will help the city adapt to changing community needs and prioritize investments in park facilities and programs over the next 10-20 years.

An open house is set from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Elk River City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway. It offers an opportunity to review survey results, preliminary plans and provide input on the future of city parks, trails, athletics, facilities, public art, and more.

The meeting will be an open house format with no set program. Feel free to drop in at any time throughout the evening.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to shape the future of new and existing parks, explore connectivity to the Elk and Mississippi Rivers, and better connect the community with trails,” said Michael Hecker, parks and recreation director, “I strongly encourage residents to come to the open house, your input will define the park system for future generations.”