Orono Park
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Having a July 4 fireworks show over Lake Orono rather than Lions Park would cost an extra $10,532. That’s the estimate Elk River city officials have come up with, as City Council members consider whether to move the fireworks from Lion John Weicht Park to Orono Park...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor There’s a possibility that Elk River’s July 4 fireworks will return to Lake Orono in 2016. The fireworks have been launched over Lions Park — now known as Lion John Weicht Park — since 2011. But prior to that, the fireworks had been exploding over Lake Orono f...Read More
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The playground at Elk River’s Orono Park has been featured in the March issue of Parks and Recreation Business magazine. The publication goes to cities and parks and recreation agencies nationwide. Elk River Parks and Recreation Director Michael Hecker wrote the article, which is about designing t...Read More
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Free shows are being offered weekly at Orono Park in Elk River this summer. Entertainment in the Park is held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14, except for July 4. Here’s the line-up: •June 26: Kid Power with Rachel, an interactive musical show •July 10: Dennis Warner, music and humor ...Read More
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Elk River’s new destination playground at Orono Park is featured in the Landscape Structures 2014 catalog. It is on a two-page spread with the heading “Play Naturally.” The playground, which highlights Elk River’s Powered by Nature brand, opened last year at 18599 Gary St....Read More
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The annual Party in the Park hosted by Keller Williams Integrity Realty at Lake Orono Park proved to wildly popular this year with 175 classic cars, nice weather and lots to do. Children enjoyed games, dancing fun from Dean-O-Mite Entertainment and a balloon artist. Tri River Rodders Car Club brough...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor With the snip of a ribbon, Elk River opened a new destination playground at Orono Park on Tuesday, June 25. After a few speeches during the grand opening ceremony, Mayor John Dietz cut the ribbon and a flood of eager children raced into the new playground to try it ou...Read More
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A grand opening is scheduled Tuesday, June 25 for Elk River’s new destination playground at Orono Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be entertainment and prizes. The park is located at 18599 Gary St....Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A new “destination playground” will open this summer at Orono Park in Elk River. The Elk River City Council voted unanimously Monday, March 4, to approve the purchase of the playground. The project will cost $260,700. Elk River Parks and Recreation Director Michae...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River’s parks department has been pledged up to $250,000 by the City Council for replacing the 25-year-old playground structures at Orono Park, where staff says repairs have become costly to keep the equipment usable. Parks commissioners and other concerned ...Read More
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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 t...Read More
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