Hok-Si-La Park

Klees honored for 20 years managing Hok-Si-La Park

Jun 15, 2022
Joanne Klees received recognition June 13 from the Lake City City Council for her contributions to the city as manager of Hok-Si-La Park for the last 20 years. Klees announced her retirement earlier this year and the city has since hired a new manager, Lisa Quest. In his announcement of the honor...

Memorial trees planted at Hok-Si-La Arbor Day ceremony

May 25, 2022
A group of local citizens and Shamla family members gathered May 21 at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City to plant four trees in Rebecca Shamla’s memory and one tree to recognize retiring Park Manager Joanne Klees for her 20 years of service to the park. City Councilmember Faye Brown read the mayor’s...

Volunteers prep Hok-Si-La hall for another season

May 11, 2022
Members of the Lake City Lions Club and Lake City Kiwanis Club helped prepare the dining hall for the 2022 season recently. “Hall and kitchen look fantastic,” Hok-Si-La Park Manager Joanne Klees said. “Thank you to Bob Walker for sharing his delicious homemade scones with us.” Pictured above, from...

Arbor Day celebration set for May 21 at Hok-Si-La

May 11, 2022
Come join us at 9 a.m. on May 21 in Hok-Si-La Park to celebrate Arbor Day, and all the gifts provided by the trees that surround us. This year we will be planting a tree in honor of Joanne Klees, who is retiring after 20 years of managing the park. Joanne has steadfastly protected the natural...

Kiwanians honor retiring Hok-Si-La Park manager

Apr 20, 2022
The Lake City Kiwanis Club at a recent weekly luncheon general membership meeting, held at the Port 104, made a presentation and acknowledgement with a certificate of appreciation to Hok-Si-La Park manager Joanne Klees, who is retiring this year. “In addition, as part of the meal, the club...

Springtime bird sightings at Hok-Si-La Park

Apr 6, 2022
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen sent these photos of birds at Hok-Si-La Park last weekend. At left is a downy woodpecker. At right is a pair of sandhill cranes along Highway 61.

Stüff begins, continues all month

Feb 9, 2022
A monthlong series of outdoor winter activities known as Winter Stüff began Saturday, Feb. 5, with snowshoeing, hiking, and skiing at Hok-Si-La Park and a bonfire and ice golf at Kelly’s Lakehouse. “Since there is no official Winterfest this year a group of community members collaborated to...

Some Hok-Si-La reservations now available online

Jan 19, 2022
Hok-Si-La municipal park in Lake City now offers online booking for campers. People who want to book one of the campground’s tent campsites or sleeper cabins can check availability and book their stay online at www.bookyoursite.com/campgrounds/hok-si-la-municipal-park. After a soft-launch last...

Council adds ambulance position, tweaks administrator contract, and will soon need a Hok-Si-La manager

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City Council handled two employment-related matters at its Jan. 10 meeting, with at least one more coming in the near future. Councilmembers approved a plan to add an assistant ambulance director to the Lake City Ambulance Service. The new position will assist the ambulance director with...

Chamber presents contribution to Hok-Si-La trail extension

Nov 10, 2021
Some of the original Riverwalk fundraisers were on hand Monday as the Lake City Chamber of Commerce presented the City of Lake City with a $25,000 check to help pay for the multi-use trail extension from Central Point Road to the entrance at Hok-Si-La Park. Ray and Gloria Poncelet spurred the...


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