Hok-Si-La Park

A white wedding in Ohuta Park

Apr 8, 2020
A very small wedding service takes place in a snowy Ohuta Park Saturday, April 4. “Love conquers all,” wrote Ben Threinen, who took the photo. Social distancing guidelines and limits on gathering sizes during the COVID-19 pandemic have constrained ceremonies around the area in recent weeks. Hok-Si-...

Visitors still welcome at Hok-Si-La

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City’s Hok-Si-La Park is open to visitors, though some events have been canceled or postponed. “The grounds and trails are open,” Park Manager Joanne Klees said. “Outhouses are open throughout the park and boat landing.” She said the park is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

More of city’s requests land in governor’s bonding proposal

Jan 22, 2020
Lake City already had one reason to be optimistic about the coming state bonding bill. Now it has a few more. Gov. Tim Walz announced Jan. 15 more of his priorities for inclusion in the bonding bill. They include over $2 million in matching funds to help Lake City construct 280-foot breakwaters at...

Hok-Si-La project on Walz bonding list

Jan 15, 2020
Lake City’s hopes for state bonding funds got a boost Jan. 11 when the sewer and water extension to Hok-Si-La Park appeared on Gov. Tim Walz’s list of recommended water and infrastructure projects. Walz’s proposal is to fund $587,000, or about half, of the estimated $1.175 million cost of the...

Progress made in tornado clean-up

Oct 2, 2019
Lots of work has gone into repairing the damage from the EF-0 tornado that swept through Lake City Tuesday, Sept. 24 – by the city, by volunteers, by property owners – and a lot of progress has been made. A total cost estimate of the damage caused is yet to come, however. The storm struck at about...

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...


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