Spring is a great time to get out and get activeSpring and summer are great times to get out and about and enjoy what Douglas County has to offer.
Spring and summer are great times to get out and about and enjoy what Douglas County has to offer.
Join in one or more of the following activities/classes offered through Community Education in partnership with Douglas County Active Living.
Enjoy an hour learning how to do yoga at Brophy Park, take a guided hike in Runestone Park, or enroll in a bicycle training class, among others.
Funding for these opportunities is provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Center for Prevention, by way of Active Living Douglas County.
Registration is required for all classes. For information or to register, contact Community Education at (320) 762-3310 or go online at alexandria.thatscommunityed.com.
Yoga Outing: Spend an hour learning about yoga and enjoying a local county park on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. No experience necessary. Bring a beach towel or yoga mat. The free, one-session class will be held at Brophy Park, 4849 County Road 82 NW near Alexandria.
Walk n' Talk: History of Alexandria by Foot, Our Lakes and Trails: Explore the beautiful lakes in downtown Alexandria. As you walk the Central Lakes Trail to City Park, you’ll learn about the history of the trail and hear stories about the lakes. Meet at Big Ole and take in the Farmers' Market afterwards. Instructor Rachel Barduson is the executive director of the Douglas County Historical Society.
This free one-session class is Friday, June 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Guided Hike at Runestone Park: Join in a two-mile guided hike at Kensington Runestone Park, located14 miles west of Alexandria. The park was built around the pioneer farmstead of Olof Ohman (1854-1935) and Karin Danielson Ohman (1862-1947) – the discovery site of the infamous Kensington Runestone.
Through the landscape of the park, you will learn about the history of the property, what probably attracted Swedish immigrants to the area, and the discovery site of the famous runestone.
The free, one-session class is set for Thursday, June 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. The park is located at 8755 County Road 102 SW Kensington.
Silk Stocking District Tour: Learn about the architectural gems and history of the occupants of houses built in the early days of Alexandria. Meet at Big Ole for this 1.7 mile walking tour. Instructor Rachel Barduson is the executive director of the Douglas County Historical Society.
This free one-session class is Friday, June 22 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.