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Gazebo

The "Pavilion", which most people remember as the skating rink, was built approximately in 1911 or 1912. It was used for dances & roller skating. Once the newer auditorium was built, the dances were held in it & the Pavilion was used mainly for roller skating. This building was torn down in 2001 for safety reasons.

It was decided that this site would be an excellent site for a gazebo. So in the spring of 2006, a group of interested persons formed an informal committee & began plans to build a gazebo.

The first formal meeting was held on July 15, 2006 & the name "Mouse River Park Association Improvement Committee" was chosen. Officers were elected & a non-profit status was obtained which was essential as then all donations made would be tax exempt.

Through publicity & letters sent to various business & organizations, donations began arriving. Many donations & memorials were submitted by individuals. Because of their interest, the gazebo was now a reality instead of a dream. This allowed the committee to go ahead and order the basic structure. In November, 2006, this structure was erected by an all volunteer work force. Throughout the winter months, the committee held meetings to plan for the final finishing stages of the gazebo & materials were ordered to proceed immediately in the spring.

In the spring, again the volunteer work force proceeded to complete the gazebo in time for the dedication on June 24, 2007 during the Renville County Old Settler's annual program. So it is with great honor that the committee dedicates this building to "all people, past, present & future who have enjoyed or will enjoy the Mouse River Park."

Construction Pictures (click on picture for larger view)

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