Ohuta Park

City gets big grant for Ohuta Park

Jun 17, 2020
The City of Lake City just received a $250,000 grant for the redevelopment of its waterfront Ohuta Park. It’s from a Minnesota Department of Resources (DNR) Outdoor Recreation Grant program invtended “to increase and enhance outdoor recreation facilities in local and community parks throughout the...

Pool possible, beaches open

Jun 11, 2020
With new guidance from the governor allowing pools to open at 50 percent capacity, one Lake City City Council member wanted to know Monday what it would take to get the city’s pool up and running. “I tell you in my six years on the council I’ve never heard more comments from Saturday to today,”...

Work on Ohuta Park continues

May 13, 2020
Lake City Planning and Community Development Director Megan Smith listed several areas where the Ohuta Park project was progressing at the May 11 City Council meeting. The project management team made up of representatives of city staff, city council, the marina board, and the streets and parks...

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-...

Council approves Ohuta Park design and engineering contract

Feb 20, 2020
The Lake City City Council on Feb. 10 approved a design and engineering contract with WSB for Ohuta Park. WSB is the firm that helped the city produce the Ohuta Beach Special Area Plan approved by the council. In addition, the contract calls for WSB to provide the city with bid packages covering...

Ohuta Park developments approved 5-2

Feb 5, 2020
Work on the Ohuta Park redevelopment is expected to begin this summer. On Jan. 13, the Lake City City Council voted 5-2 to approve the Ohuta Park Special Area Plan developed for the city by WSB and a three-year phased construction program. Cindy McGrath and Faye Brown voted against the measure....

$5,000 grant goes to splash pad effort

Feb 5, 2020
An effort to raise $100,000 for an interactive fountain or splash pad at Ohuta Park got a boost recently. The Blandin Community Foundation awarded a $5,000 Blandin Leadership Grant to the effort. Blandin Leadership grants are available to alumni of the Blandin Community Leadership Program. Lake...

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...

Lakeside fountain will bring generations together, boosters say

Jan 9, 2020
A group of Lake City women are working to bring an interactive water feature to the city’s lakefront. After a previous effort begun in 2016 to bring a splash pad to Lake City fizzled, Megan Kramer said she came back from the Blandin Community Leadership Program interested in giving it another try...

Council mulls beach plan implementation

Dec 11, 2019
With the final plan for Ohuta Park beach delivered, the city council had a lengthy workshop discussion Monday, Dec. 9, about how to implement it. The plan from WSB called for a four phase project with an estimated cost of over $7 million. City Administrator Rob Keehn asked the council for...


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