Ohuta Park

Weekly markets are ‘by the lake’ once more

Jun 22, 2022
Lake City Market by the Lake began a new season at the newly redeveloped Ohuta Beach park. It returns to the park after a year in Patton Park while Ohuta was under construction. “The opening market was a fantastic success for our community, visitors and the 21 market vendors and service...

Five year journey ends with fountain dedication

Jun 22, 2022
Five years of planning, advocating, fundraising, and waiting came to an end Thursday, June 16, with the ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication of the new interactive fountain at Ohuta Beach in Lake City. Water jets embedded in the concrete spray when activated by a sensor on a yellow pedestal at...

Kernza Fest is Saturday

Jun 15, 2022
Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance is sponsoring Kernza Fest on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Ohuta Park in Lake City. “See, taste, and learn about innovations in water-healthy agriculture at Kernza Fest, a first-of-its kind event by the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance,” the alliance said in...

Foundation donates $6,500 toward Samuelson memorial

Jun 15, 2022
The Greater Lake City Community Foundation has donated $6,500 toward the Ralph Samuelson Memorial, which will be dedicated at Ohuta Park on July 2, 100 years to the day that Samuelson invented the sport of Water Skiing, according to a news release. Destination Lake City, an IRS-recognized 501 (C...

Rotary contributes $1,000 toward Ralph Samuelson statue

Apr 20, 2022
Tom Rasmussen was the speaker at the Lake City Rotary Club meeting on Monday, April 11, to talk about the special tribute to Ralph Samuelson that the Destination Lake City (DLC) group is sponsoring. It will be the 100th anniversary of when Samuelson first water skied on July 2 of this year. DLC...

Helpers sought for Spring Clean-Up Day on April 23

Apr 20, 2022
Destination Lake City (DLC) is once again organizing a Spring Clean-Up Day! This year’s clean-up will be Saturday, April 23. According to John Hutchinson, DLC’s president, “Everyone is invited and encouraged to join the fun. We will start at 10 a.m. and will work until about noon, at which...

Samuelson statue OKed

Apr 13, 2022
The Lake City City Council voted 6-1 Monday to approve the placement of a statue of Ralph Samuelson between the paved plaza and small watercraft ramp at Ohuta Beach under the city’s memorial policy. Behind the statue is the part of the lake where Samuelson invented the sport of water skiing in 1922...

Ohuta Beach play area designed for accessibility

Oct 27, 2021
The new play area at Ohuta Beach in Lake City (above) is the city’s first ADA compliant and inclusive playground, according to Megan Smith, the city’s Planning and Community Development director. The park features a rubberized play surface and equipment designed to be accessible not just to young...

Planting eagle perches in Ohuta Park

Oct 20, 2021
In windy and cool weather Oct. 13, about half a dozen people – including members of the City of Lake City staff and the city’s forestry advisory commission – were shoveling holes in the ground at Ohuta Park. It was slow going thanks to soil compaction and dry weather, but eventually they had holes...

Local parks were filled with music Sunday

Sep 1, 2021
Lake City parks hosted two concerts on Sunday, Aug. 29. Above, members of the Lake City High School summer band pause for a photo during a pop-up concert at Ohuta Park. At right, classical crossover guitarist David Rogers performs in the Patton Park gazebo. The Rogers concert was sponsored by Lake...


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