Hok-Si-La Park

School contractors join flood cleanup effort

May 23, 2019
Representatives of contractors working on the Bluff View Elementary School expansion project recently joined Lake City Streets and Parks employees at the Hok-Si-La Park boat landing to help clean up debris washed ashore during the recent flooding. Among the companies represented were: Kraus-...

Service groups clean refreshed dining hall

May 15, 2019
Volunteers from the Lake City Lions Club and the Lake City Kiwanis Club made quick work of a big cleaning project at the Hok-Si-La Park dining hall, which has undergone several changes since last fall, according to a news release from the park. Over the winter the dining hall walls were stripped...

Klees to teach nature journaling at Whitewater centennial

Mar 6, 2019
Hok-Si-La Park Manager JoAnne Klees will help Whitewater State Park celebrate its centennial by teaching nature journaling for children and adults on Saturday, March 9. Klees has been keeping a nature journal since about 2012. “Regularly I would sketch and write about what I was seeing/doing or...

City seeks input on Hok-Si-La Park plan

Jan 9, 2019
The City of Lake City has scheduled a public meeting to review the Hok-Si-La Park master plan. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at city hall.The city is in the process of updating the master plan for the park. The plan will guide new development for park facilities, and...

A semester afloat

Sep 26, 2018
Two professors, two wilderness guides, and 14 Augsburg College students spending 100 days on the Mississippi River camped at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City earlier this month. The students are making the canoe journey to New Orleans while taking a full course load at the Minneapolis college. Not long...

Letter: More than just a highway

Sep 19, 2018
To the editor: Lake City is going through exciting times. We have the opportunity to make some much-needed changes to our beautiful city and focus on ensuring its bright future. The Highway 61 Reconstruction Project scheduled for 2020 is way more than just an updated highway. It’s a chance to...

North Atlantic traditions kept alive on Lake Pepin

May 24, 2018
Once a year, they come to Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City, to build kayaks, to paddle kayaks, to roll kayaks, to harpoon from kayaks, to burn kayaks, but most of all to celebrate a culture and its way of life. Qajaq Camp (pronounced “kayak camp”) is put on by Qajaq USA, the American Chapter of the...

Hok-Si-La gets cleaned up by local scouts

May 9, 2018
On May 1, the Lake City Scouts did a service project at Hok-Si-La Park. There were 16 Girl Scouts, 10 Cub Scouts, one Boy Scout, and three future scouts that helped with this service project. After raking and picking up sticks and garbage, they were rewarded with s’mores over the campfire. People...

Service clubs clean Hok-Si-La dining hall

May 3, 2018
Hok-Si-La Park opened for the season April 27. To help it prepare for the first wedding of the season on May 5, members of the Lake City Kiwanis Club and the Lake City Lions Club cleaned the dining room. Pictured, from left, are: Mike Bross, Grant Cooper, Dick Betcher, Bill Otto, Dave Dueholm, Greg...

More indoors coming to one of city's prime outdoor attractions

Mar 28, 2018
Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City will begin the 2018 camping season with twice as many sleeper cabins. The first three cabins, completed in 2016 and funded with help from the Casey T. O’Neil Foundation, were a hit, Park Manager Joanne Klees said. Climate controlled and wheelchair accessible, the 16-...

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