Hok-Si-La Park

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...

Guard rail installation on trail to Hok-Si-La

Oct 27, 2021
Workers began installing guard rail along the new multi-use trail between Central Point Road and Hok-Si-La Park last week. Erosion problems delayed the installation of the rail dividing the trail from the highway and a fence along the other side.

Friendship keeps park signs fresh

Sep 29, 2021
Sometimes to share your love of nature, you have to battle it. For 14 years, that’s what Pam and Michael Pagelkopf of Rochester have been doing at Hok-Si-La Park. In 2007 they were taking a University of Minnesota Extension Minnesota Master Naturalist course at the Villa Maria. The course is for...

Float-a-palooza is Sunday at Hok-Si-La

Aug 11, 2021
Lake City’s family summer beach party is back after a one-year hiatus. Float-a-palooza is set for Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with lots of free activities in the water and on land. With the Ohuta Beach area under construction, the event’s organizers, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce,...

Hok-Si-La boat launch closes for dredging, concrete work

Aug 4, 2021
The Hok-Si-La Park boat launch was closed Tuesday for work related to the low water on Lake Pepin. City Public Works Director Scott Jensen said that boaters using their engines to propel boats onto trailers created a hole that needed filling. Concrete ramps on either side of the boat launch are...

Walkers honor Luptons, announce next outing

Jun 23, 2021
The Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) group walk on Wednesday June 16 took place at Hok-Si-La Park. There were 29 walkers who showed up to be present as WLP dedicated a bench in the park to Frank Lupton and his wife Yvonne. Frank was one of WLP founding members who died in March 2021. The bench was...

Walking Lake Pepin 2021 has begun

Jun 9, 2021
The 2021 “Walking Lake Pepin” (WLP) community fitness challenge began Sunday, June 6. For the next 10 weeks participants are encouraged to start or increase their physical activity by walking, jogging, biking, swimming and doing other moderate aerobic activities to improve their level of fitness...

Lions, Kiwanis clubs get Hok-Si-La 
dining hall ready for 2021 season

May 5, 2021
On April 27, 13 volunteers showed up from the Lake City Lions and Kiwanis clubs to spring clean the Hok-Si-La Park dining hall. The park opened for the 2021 season on April 30, and a May 3 celebration of life was the first event being held in the hall. “Thank you from the City of Lake City for...

Ice disappearing from Lake Pepin

Mar 17, 2021
Photographer Steve Brown captured this image of the beach at Hok-Si-La Park as the winter ice pulls away from shore. “No swimmers at the beach,” he wrote. “Won’t be long and the ice will be all gone.”

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