Elk River Parks and Recreation

Spectrum High School and Elk River Parks and Rec hosted the fourth annual Active Youth Day this past weekend. It was a wet day but a successful day, led off by a 5K and a talk from Elk River’s own Nick Zerwas. This event was established to promote healthy and active lifestyles in children and [...]

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Elk River is gearing up for its fourth annual Active Youth Day presented by Spectrum High School and Elk River Parks and Recreation. This event was established to promote healthy and active lifestyles in children and youth. It will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Lions Park in Elk River. [...]

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The Bank of Elk River has donated $14,000 to support several Elk River Parks and  Recreation 2012 community events. As in prior years, the bank will be the exclusive sponsor of the Riverfront Concert Series, Kidstock, Chalk It Up and the Elk River Farmers Market, according to Elk River Parks and Recreation Director Michael Hecker. [...]

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A crow sat as if waiting around for children to drop candy near the makeshift cemetery outside Lions Park Center.

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Zac Dockter, Elk River’s choice for parks and recreation director, has declined the position. Elk River City Administrator Lori Johnson said Dockter chose to take a counter offer from Cottage Grove instead. Dockter was offered the park and recreation director position at the city of Cottage Grove, Johnson said. Cottage Grove is his hometown and [...]

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Dave Anderson has been re-elected chair of the Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission and Mike Niziolek has been re-elected vice chair for the upcoming year. They were elected by their fellow members of the parks and recreation commission at the April 13 meeting. Anderson has been on the park commission since 1988. He is [...]

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Mark Rathbun is the Elk River Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Month. Rathbun has volunteered the past four years maintaining the trail system at Woodland Trails Park in Elk River. He is part of a volunteer group which maintains an extensive system of cross country ski trails. In addition to his volunteer work at [...]

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The Elk River Parks and Recreation Commission has paid tribute to its volunteers of the month for 2010. Here’s a recap of who they are and where they volunteer: •January: Darlene Nickols, Woodland Trails Park •February: Ron Johnson, Elk River Arena •March: Wayne Becklin, Woodland Trails Park •April: RSVP and Charlotte Strei, Elk River Activity [...]

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