Poolside Yoga

Join Pamela at the beautiful Aquatic Center for a peaceful poolside Holy Yoga experience.

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 9 am starting July 2nd

Bring a mat, water, sunscreen and a beach towel for under your mat (sometimes it’s a little sandy or damp from dew). All classes are $10 and drop-in, no need to register. Check out Holy Yoga with Pamela Facebook page for updates throughout the summer.

Campfires are permitted in City limits

Campfires!

Campfires are allowed in City limits. Your campfire must be no larger than 3′ x 3′. No household garbage should be burned, only wood and yard waste. Please be respectful of your neighbors, play it safe, and do not leave campfires unattended.

Medallion Hunt Starts on Monday!

The first of three medallion hunts starts Monday June 15th – 30th!

Check the welcome center outside of the City Hall, the Fall Fest and Medallion Hunt Facebook pages for clues & other information on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Rules

  1. Be respectful of personal property. The medallion will ONLY be hidden on city/government property.
  2. The Fall Fest Medallion Hunt not only will follow the MN requirements for social distancing but will also follow the Parkers Prairie curfew requirements.
  3. Each medallion hunt is city-wide including the city park.
  4. The medallion will be hidden within the following areas: Elementary St., Lake St., Soo Line railroad tracks & JJ’s Excavating. (See Map in the welcome center outside of City Hall)
  5. Children under 10 years old, PLEASE have an adult for guidance.
  6. HAVE FUN!!
Parkers Prairie City Park

City Park is Open

Our City Park and bathrooms are open! While they are cleaned regularly they are not sanitized on a daily basis. We recommend that if you use the park that you follow the CDC guidelines by limiting group size, practicing social distancing, and proper hygiene.

Mayor Kevin Learning

Mayor Kevin Birkholz attended the 2019 Experienced Officials Leadership Conference held Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2, 2019, in Plymouth, Minn. Attendees were newly elected & experienced officials.
The conference dealt with learning communication styles for a more effective relationship; how to better communicate with staff, residents, council colleagues & others. He enjoyed having the opportunity to meet officials from other Minnesota cities.
They also received the League of Minnesota Cities 2019 Legislative Priorities. Kevin is most interested in the Local Government Aid Funding, City Street Funding and Housing & Telecommunications. Other 2019 Legislative Priorities are Infrastructure Fees, Local Control, Police & Fire Disability Benefits, Presidential Primary, Sales Tax Exemption on Construction Materials, Urban Forest Management Funding & Water Policy & Funding.

Swimming Pool History

History

   In 1977, the Parkers Prairie Swimming Pool was built with private funds after the Parkers Prairie Commercial Club of business leaders made it a reality by approaching individuals and various organizations for pledges and donations.  After purchasing the pre-fab pool kit, local contractors donated materials and labor to construct the pool including electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. There were no tax monies used for the construction of the pool or it’s maintenance the first ten years. Before turning the pool over to the city, a committee of Commercial Club members managed the pool, which included hiring staff, management and maintenance. During those ten years, the pool made a profit according to recorded secretary minutes of the Commercial Club. At that time, the Commercial Club ran a very profitable Bingo night which covered the expense of running the pool from the first of June until Labor Day each summer.

   The pre-fab pool a junior Olympic size pool was constructed on the North edge of the City park. 82-1/2 feet in length by 45 feet in width, it was constructed of stainless steel panel sides edged with tiles. The bottom of the pool was poured concrete as was the apron or deck surrounding the pool. A pump house was built on the South side of the pool. 

   A separate round wading pool was added later as was a bathhouse. Various individuals and the Lions Club built the bathhouse as well as the lifeguard chairs.