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Grand opening of Big Marine Park

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Woodbury, 55125

Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Washington County will host a Grand Opening Celebration at the new Big Marine Park Reserve in May Township Saturday, June 7, featuring family activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. KARE 11 TV meteorologist Sven Sundgaard will be the keynote speaker for the dedication.

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The free public event will take place at the park's swimming beach. Vehicle parking permits are not required that day.

Family activities include a beach medallion hunt, wood duck house building, a live-bird nature program, nature walks, and an arts and crafts tent. The St. Croix Jazz Quintet will perform throughout the day.

The dedication is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m., a tree planting at 11:30 a.m., and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at 11:45 a.m.

Exhibits at the event will include historic farming artifacts, a live-fish aquarium, and displays about Washington County services.

Big Marine Park Reserve is located on County Road 15, just north of County Road 4, in May Township. Call (651) 430-8200 or visit www.co.washington.mn.us for additional information.

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