Family Fun Day 2011 A Success

2011_06_11_ffd_wildlife-science_rszThanks for Participating in Family Fun Day!

Saturday was a picture perfect day for exploring the planned Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park.

The Family Fun Day is an opportunity for visitors to experience the full breadth of what is planned to be a 1200 acre regional park cooperatively owned and operated by Wright County and the City of Monticello.


The park saw close to 900 visitors on Saturday – a mix of new and returning visitors from across the County and beyond.

To see the public photo album, follow this link:

Photos from Family Fun Day

Among the host of activities:

A Narrated horse-drawn carriage ride around the north side of Long Lake.

Buckthorn walking sticks, made with the help of the Friends of Bertram Lakes Regional Park
Fishing off the docks at Bertram – and the sunnies were biting!
Face-painting by Monticello Royalty at Bertram Beach
Kayaking and Canoeing at Long Lake – with kayaks and canoes courtesy of Clear Water Outfitters
Critters including snakes and lizards from the MN Herpetological Society
At the amphitheatre – Animals Nobody Loves and Raptors from the Wildlife Science Center.

Thanks to the many volunteers, sponsors and organizations that make the event so successful – Xcel Energy, Cargill Corporation, Clear Water Outfitters, Moon Motors, FiberNet Monticello, theMonticello Lions, New River Medical Center, Veolia, Wright County Sheriff’s Dept (mounted patrol), the MCC staff, the Friends of Bertram Lakes and last, but certainly not least, the Park Departments of the City and County, who ready the park for the event and make it look effortless!

The Friends of Bertram Lakes, the City of Monticello and Wright County continue to work to make this park a reality. We invite residents to visit the 370 acres of public park this summer and we thank you for all of your support!

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