Orono Park

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 •July 17: North Country, [...]

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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.

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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 brought the classic cars. More than [...]

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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 out. [...]

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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.

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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 Michael Hecker described a destination playground as a [...]

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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 residents met in a work session Wednesday, Jan. 9, to [...]

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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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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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