A multi-pool design features flumes, slides, fountains, funbrellas, areas for lap swimming, diving, and a large beach-like splash pool with zero depth entry. All pools are heated. New amenities include sand volleyball courts on the west, a new concession stand with complete lunch service, and a sandlot play area enclosed in the pool facility. The bathhouse interior has been completely refurbished. Right: Featured are the "Zero Depth Entry" pool, the slides (center), and (bottom) lap pool.
Tracy Community Education and Recreation offers American Red Cross-approved swimming lessons during three different sessions, June, July and into Aug. Make-up sessions are held the week after each regular session. Levels offered are 1-7 (Tiny Tots through Advanced Swimmers), Infant Aquatics, Water Aerobics, Pre-Lifeguard Training, and Lifeguard Training. Water aerobics workouts will be scheduled; the hours, dates, and fees will be announced. The pool is scheduled to open June 5, 2010.
Early Swim and Senior Swim are offered for lap swimmers. Season passes and coupon books are available for purchase.
Lifeguards are on duty during pool hours.
the Prairie Museum
Other attractions include a Chicago & Northwestern depot, a country school, a small-town post office, summer kitchen, chapel and blacksmith's shop. The museum's main barn has many small exhibits on display over two floors. The car barn features everything from horse-drawn farm equipment to antique tractors. There are also, a restored original log cabin and a local town hall that was originally a schoolhouse. St. Marks Church (built in 1901) was moved to the site in Dec. 2006. Open: Memorial Day through Labor Day Week-end 1-5 p.m. (Special Labor Day Week-end hours are: Fri, Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mon. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and by request. Visit us at www.wheelsacrosstheprairie.org.
1 mile north of the intersection of Hwys 14 and 59, on
Hwy 59. The Lyon
County park's heavily wooded 700 rolling acres include
rugged hills and grassy meadows. The Cottonwood River
runs through the park. Garvin Park has marked trails for
hiking and horseback riding in the summer. The area is
popular for picnicking and camping. The Garvin Park
tubing hill, equipped with a towrope and a warming house,
attracts winter enthusiasts. Marked snowmobile trails are
a part of an overall snowmobile trail that runs through
Lake Shetek State
The park contains the largest lake in southwestern Minnesota, which forms the headwaters of the Des Moines River.
Expect great fishing for walleye, northern, crappie, and bullheads. Loon Island, a 45-acre bird sanctuary, is accessible on foot via a causeway and includes an interpretive trail.
Visit the Koch Cabin and monument memorializing pioneer settlers. The park includes a swimming beach, boat launch, campgrounds, and a scenic six-mile loop bicycle trail into the town of Currie. Boat, canoue, and kayak rentals are available.
For more information on Lake Shetek, see the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Web site on Lake Shetek State Park.
Plum Creek Park
The park's 205 acres fall into two separate areas, the Upper Park and the Lower Park. Both have large shelter houses available to families and organizations. In the winter your family can be entertained by the many walking trails and winter sledding. Call 888-528-7268 for more information.
west Highway 14, in Walnut Grove, turn south 1 block and
after crossing the tracks, take a right onto Co. Rd. 20.
Drive one mile west, then turn south onto County Road 78
for 1 1/2 miles
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