Elk River Parks and Recreation

Dave Anderson has been re-elected chair of the Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission for 2014. Mark Ahlness was re-elected vice chair. They were chosen in a vote by the commission on March 12.  

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Michael Hecker, Elk River’s parks and recreation director, has been featured in the “Up on Play” publication. In the question and answer format, Hecker talks about his career, some of his favorite parks and recreation initiatives and changes in the field. In other park-related news, Elk River’s new destination playground at Orono Park is pictured [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor About 3,000 parks and recreation community surveys will mailed out soon to randomly selected homeowners and renters in Elk River. Parks and Recreation Director Michael Hecker said if people get a survey, he encourages them to fill it out and return it. The city needs to get least 400 back [...]

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by Margie Church Special to the Star News After a recent Elk River Park and Recreation Commission meeting, Chairman Dave Anderson beamed. Five area Boy Scouts had just delivered their presentations describing their Eagle Scout projects that collectively transformed the Woodland Trails winter walking trail system into a destination. To earn Eagle Scout, the highest [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Dave Anderson, who has been a key figure in the development and maintenance of parks in Elk River, is the city’s Volunteer of the Month for November. He was honored at Monday’s Elk River City Council meeting. “The term ‘volunteer’ doesn’t seem to really cover all the things he’s done,” [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Once again this summer, residents of Elk River and the surrounding area were treated to free entertainment downtown on Thursday evenings: the Riverfront Concert Series, which ended this week. “Ladies of the 80’s,” a new entry in the concert series, closed the seventh season this week with Madonna, Cindi [...]

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Elk River Parks and Recreation has moved the dog park from Lions Park to Orono Park, at 18599 Gary St. Pets are allowed to run off-leash in a fenced area, while socializing and exercising with other dogs and their owners.

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