Simply Grand Fall Fun

 - by julie

Japanese Garden at Sertoma ParkWeather predictions for this week in Greater Grand Forks are good with beautiful fall temperatures and sunny skies, so I highly recommend you get out and enjoy some of the recreational opportunities offered here including our gorgeous and fun parks.

Japanese Garden – This lovely garden, located in Sertoma Park, was a gift from the residents of Awano Japan to commemorate the flood of 1997. Its natural look features the beauty of rocks, water, hills, trees as well as the three granite Japanese-style lanterns.

Ali’s Boundless Playground – Local teen Ali Karpenko was born with spina bifida, and her dream of a community playground for children with and without disabilities was realized in 2009 in Sertoma Park. Here every child can play side by side at his or her own ability level.

Greenway – The Greenway is 2,200 acres of natural space lining the Red River and Red Lake River as they flow through Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The picturesque urban space offers countless recreational, cultural, historical and natural experiences.

These recreational areas give you just a taste of what is available in Greater Grand Forks. There are so many specialty parks available year-round for a variety of activities including basketball, cross-country skiing, frisbee golf, hockey, skating, pools, spray parks, sand volleyball, soccer, softball/baseball, tennis and skateboarding. More information can be found online.

There is more good news…Sherlock Forest Playground is already being rebuilt by volunteers from the area after a spring fire. If you are interested in getting involved, “Like” them on Facebook.

You can find out more about our parks, recreation, events and everything Greater Grand Forks on our website. You may also follow us on Twitter and/or “Like” us on Facebook, as we do a number of prize giveaways!

I have already been enjoying the outdoors with my family! How do you plan to enjoy the season?

 

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