ST. PAUL – Republican Representative Dean Urdahl, Acton Township, Meeker County is inviting area residents to visit Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area and tour new park facilities during an open house event this Friday (Sept 28).
The event will be hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and gets underway at 10am. Tours will begin at the public water access parking lot.
Visitors will be able to check out numerous recent additions to the park, including:
- A seasonal day-use area with picnic tables, fire rings, grills and an aggregate pad for a portable toilet.
- Accessibility improvements to the parking area and fishing pier.
- Stormwater management and buffer areas to improve water quality.
Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment funds supported the park improvements. Urdahl is a former chairman of the House committee which oversees those dollars and delivered the initial funding to create the park. He also was successful in obtaining the Legacy funding for the latest improvements.
“These improvements are important steps forward in achieving the design goals for the park,” Urdahl said. “Upgrades are being conducted in various stages as funding availability allows and these are a good mix of features campers will appreciate as an attractive destination for outdoors enthusiasts.”
To reach the park from Litchfield, travel seven miles south on State Highway 22, then go one mile east on County Road 18. Turn left on 640th Avenue and go about one mile north to the park.
From Hutchinson, take State Highway 22 north to County Road 18, then go east on County Road 18 and north on 640th Avenue to the park.
Click here for more information on the park.