East Recreation Center, Community Garden & Neighborhood Park


East Recreation Center


The Purpose of the East Recreation Center is to offer:
Simple, Sincere & Spontaneous Service.

Simple: Our services are well-designed, but not fussy.
Sincere: Our words and actions are honest and caring.
Spontaneous: Our daily routine allows for “un-planned” fun to happen.

2018 Winter/Spring ERC Hours & Events

2018 ERC Open Hours 

2018 Programs & Events

Rules and Special Notes 

Maps and Pictures


Community Garden

An old Spanish Proverb says, “more in a garden grows than what the gardener sows,” and we couldn’t agree more!  While we eagerly anticipate the planting, tending and cultivation of fresh foods, herbs, and flowers…we just as eagerly anticipate the planting, tending and cultivation of wellness, creativity, and friendship.

This garden is comprised of 50 plots of various sizes.  Registration occurs on a first-come-first-serve basis and registrations that come in after the garden is full will be placed on a wait list.  Gardeners are welcome to start planting/tending their gardens starting May 16th and must be planted by June 15th.  By registering for a plot, gardeners agree to abide by Garden Guidelines/Policies posted below.

Before starting work on your garden, each individual must sign a waiver that can be found at City Hall or the East Recreation Center during open hours (this applies to any of your garden guests as well).  You will be given a padlock combination by May 16th which will allow you access to the garden between 6 am – 10 pm every day.  Water and gardening tools will be available on site.

WaiverGarden Guidelines/PoliciesGarden Q & A


Neighborhood Park

PR Neighborhood Park Jpeg

The purpose of the ERC Neighborhood Park is to provide an Inviting, Inspiring, and Engaging place for people to gather and play.

Inviting: Our park and programs appeal to a wide variety of ages and uses.
Inspiring: Our space spurs imagination and discovery.
Engaging: Our actions/programs engage and build relationships with our neighbors.

Maps / PicturesHow It Came To Be…Sod Lying Video LinkPlant Guide

Would you like to rent East Rec Center?  Call 507-457-8258 or stop into the Park Rec Main Office at City Hall to check availability.