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Earl Ellens Park and Riverside Arena Development

Project files

Purpose

To create a community multi-purpose area and building at the entrance of the city that will enhance the natural beauty of the site and is an operational model that is economically sustainable for the City of Moose Lake.

Partners

University of Minnesota partners:
Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership
Center for sustainable buildings
UMD Labovitz School of Business
Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Community partners:
Earl Ellens Park Development Committee
School
City of Moose Lake DNR
Hockey Association
Farmers Market
Benefactors including Great River Energy and Mercy Hospital.

Activities

Community groups and participation. Multiple grants and fundraising. Energy
improvements to existing structures. Clean-up of site, painting of buildings by
volunteers.

Outcomes

A more appealing site and interior of building. A more energy efficient building. More
community ownership of the area.

Funding

$2400

Leveraged resources

Project still underway
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