Elk River Parks and Recreation

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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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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