Elk River

Search Elk River, MN Contract for deed homes.  It’s a city in Sherburne County, Minnesota its about 34 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers. The population is 22,974. The city’s population exceeded 20,000 as of year 2005. U.S. Highways 10and 169 and State Highway 101 are three of the main routes in Elk River, and a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to downtown Minneapolis is located in the city. Elk River is located 33.2 miles northwest of Minneapolis and 37.4 miles southeast of St. Cloud.

The Elk River Arena is located near the Elk River High School and offers skating to youth and adults, as well as a Spring and Fall Arts and Craft Fair, an arena walking track, and much more.

ERX is an all-season motorsports and events facility located in Elk River, MN, right off US Highway 169. Home of Grassroots Snocross, Beatercross, cross country snowmobile and dirt bike racing, off-road, concerts, corporate events, monster trucks, rodeo and so much more.

The city boasts two golf courses: Pinewood Golf Course, a municipal nine-hole course, and Elk River Country Club, an 18-hole course.

Babcock Memorial Park in Elk River

The City of Elk River has 44 parks totaling over 800 acres in various stages of development. While many of these are neighborhood parks, there are also some gems of community parks. Here’s a highlight:

A 24.38-acre nature preserve of historic and scenic property with over 3,300 feet of natural largely untouched shoreline at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk rivers.

Hillside City Park is located south of County Road 12 and is home to six miles of challenging mountain bike trails. Volunteers built and continue to maintain these trails, which travel through 80 acres of oak forest.

Lions Park is 34.76 acres and includes six picnic shelters, a trail system, band shell, hockey rink, frisbee golf, and playground equipment. The buildings at Lions Park can be reserved for indoor activities such as weddings, receptions, dinners, and meetings. A lot of the city’s recreation programming is held here.

Orono Park is located on the west shore of Lake Orono. This park is 45 acres in area and includes a fishing pier, swimming beach, sand volleyball court, and playground equipment. There are mature oak trees and pines, making this location perfect for family picnics and celebrations; there are four picnic shelters available for reservation. You can launch your boat to enjoy fishing, water skiing and jet skiing on the lake.

Another location of Elk River is the riverfront park in downtown Elk River, which has views of the Mississippi River, an amphitheater, splash fountain, and picnic gazebo. River’s Edge Commons Park is commonly used for weddings, with the Mississippi used as a backdrop. In June, July, and August, free weekly evening concerts are common.

This Conservation Area was acquired with funding provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund and is open to the public for hunting and fishing during the regular open seasons, as designated by the State of Minnesota and in accordance with current state hunting and fishing regulations.

Woodland Trails Park is 164 acres of woods, prairies, and wetlands. The park includes parking, paved biking trails, and unpaved walking and hiking trails. The park connects with the Great Northern Trail, which offers 4.75 miles of paved trails. In the wintertime, cross-country ski trails are maintained by the local ski club. This park is ideal for family picnics, natural interpretation, walking, and cross-country skiing.

The Elk River Public Library is part of the Great River Regional Library system and the building is a LEED Gold Certified building.

Education

Elk River is served by two grade 9 through grade 12 high schools, Elk River High School and Ivan Sand Community High School, and one grade 6 through 12 school, Spectrum High School, two middle schools, Salk Middle School and VandenBerge Middle School, both of which serve grade 6 to grade 8.Lincoln Elementary, Parker Elementary, Meadowvale Elementary and Twin Lakes Elementary serve kindergarten to grade 5. Elk River is also served by a private school, St. Andrew’s Catholic School, which currently teaches Kindergarten through grade 5 and is paid for mostly by parishioners.

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