Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Two controversial proposed future road alignments running through two Elk River parks have been deleted from the city’s 137-page draft comprehensive plan. The Elk River City Council agreed Monday to erase the alignments. The Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission had opposed them, and the issue drew a crowd to [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor For the past three decades, Dave Anderson has spent countless hours improving Elk River’s park and recreation system. His volunteer efforts were recognized Monday, when the Elk River City Council voted to rename the Orono Athletic Complex the Dave Anderson Athletic Complex. Anderson said the next day that it is [...]

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Dave Anderson has received free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community better. Anderson was nominated for going above and beyond his duties as the head of the Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission. For the past 25 years, Anderson has taken each [...]

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The Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a work session after its regular meeting Jan. 9 to discuss concept designs for a new playground at Orono Park. The meeting, which is expected to start about 7:30 p.m., is open to the public. City staff is also sending out information cards on this to [...]

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Chairmen have been elected for the Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission and the Elk River Planning Commission. They are: •Dave Anderson has been re-elected chair of the parks commission in a unanimous vote by fellow members of the commission. Mark Ahlness has been unanimously elected vice chair. •Dana Anderson has been elected chairman and [...]

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