Weekend published Aug. 29, 2019

If you would like your event listed in Weekend, email or mail it to: Weekend, West Central Tribune, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201. The deadline is noon Monday. Events must be open to the public.


Disc Golf courses

Willmar: Open during park hours, park in main lot, 18-hole starts where one-way road begins; Robbins Island, North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Ridgewater College, Willmar: 9-hole course starts by the tennis courts, park in the far east student lot since it is the closest to the course.

Atwater: Tadd Lake Disc Golf course, 12-hole course starts by softball field parking lot.

Cosmos: Cosmos County Park next to Thompson Lake, 9 holes starts with Hole No. 1 shooting downhill toward the lake.

Granite Falls: Rice Park, downtown, 9-hole course that runs along the east side of the Minnesota River.


Montevideo: Lagoon Park along the Chippewa River and Chinhinta Park near Sanford Elementary School.

Grind Central Skate Park

Open during daylight hours, Swansson Fields; southwest Willmar.

Robbins Island Beach

Swimming is allowed during daylight hours, no lifeguards, North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Rice Park Splash Pad

Splash pad and changing rooms, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 805 3rd St. S.W., Willmar.

Sibley State Park

Sibley State Park programs are held at the Interpretive Center and are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. The programs are free but a vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. The Interpretive Center’s hours vary. For more information call 320-354-2002. For current information on naturalist programs visit the DNR Web site at Sibley State Park is west of New London just off U.S. Highway 71.

Black bears of the prairie: Aug. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Explore the incredible adaptations that allow prairie black bears to live in locations throughout the state.

Animal Live: Aug. 31, noon to 1 p.m. Each week we will meet a live animal. Meet in the Interpretive Center downstairs theater.

‘Who lived here’ hike: Aug. 31, 2 to 3 p.m. Sibley State Park was once a neighborhood of homes and camps. Enjoy a casual stroll of storytelling along the shores of Lake Andrew. Meet at the sandbox by the Lake Andrew Campground, just east or up the hill from the Fish Cleaning Building.


Prairie Woods ELC

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes mountain bikers and hikers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets should be on a leash. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by email at For more information. visit .

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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