Lakes Area Recreation
720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria MN 56308
Lakes Area Gymnastics
1910 Aga Drive
Alexandria MN 56308
About Lakes Area Recreation
(Lakes Area Recreation was formed in 1989 as a non-profit joint powers organization comprised of four entities, School District #206, City of Alexandria, Alexandria Township and the LaGrand Township. The board that oversees the Lakes Area Recreation is made up of two representatives from each of the four entities. Another sixteen surrounding cities and townships voluntarily contribute to Lakes Area Recreation. Approximately 30% of the budget is received from public funding and the other 70% of the budget is received through user fees and grants.
Located in the Douglas County Services Center at 720 Fillmore Street in Alexandria, Lakes Area Recreation provides opportunities for activities such as swimming, weightlifting, cardiovascular fitness, aerobics, gymnastics, youth camps and a wide variety of sports for youth and adults. Facilities at Lakes Area Recreation include a cardio room, weight room, gymnasium, gymnastics center, locker rooms and a multipurpose room.
The continued success of Lakes Area Recreation is due to the increase in enrollment in its programs, as well as the shared commitment from the City of Alexandria, School District 206, LaGrand Township and Alexandria Township. Youth programs continue to grow, with more than 9,600 registrations for 27 different programs, which include baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, tennis, swimming and other sports.
City and Township Contributions
Great appreciation goes out to the following cities and townships for their continued support of Lakes Area Recreation:
Alexandria City Ida Township
Alexandria Public Schools LaGrand Township
Alexandria Township Lake Mary Township
Belle River Township Miltona Township
Carlos City Moe Township
Carlos Township Osakis Township
Forada City Spruce Hill Township
Douglas County is also a partner by providing reduced rent for the Lakes Area Recreation Center located in the Douglas County Services Center.
LAR Board Members
Great appreciation goes out to the following people for their continued support of
Lakes Area Recreation:
Jeff Oberg Alexandria Township
Patrick Running Alexandria Township
Dave Anderson Alexandria Public Schools
Angie Krebs Alexandria Public Schools
Alan Zeithamer Alexandria Public Schools
Jodi Gray City of Alexandira
Robert Kuhlman City of Alexandria
Richard Bromley La Grand Township
Vern Lorsung La Grand Township
Jerry Rapp Douglas County Representative
The mission statement of Lakes Area Recreation is to provide recreation and leisure time activities in the broadest sense to all residents of School District #206, using school district, city, and township facilities and funding, along with private resources when available.
Lakes Area Recreation!