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720 Fillmore Street , Suite B020
Alexandria MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-2868 
Hotline: 320-762-3010 
Lakes Area Gymnastics
1910 Aga Drive
Alexandria MN 56308

Lakes Area Recreation
About Lakes Area Recreation
City and Township Contributions

​Great appreciation goes out to the following cities and townships for their continued support of Lakes Area Recreation:


Douglas County is also a partner by providing reduced rent for the Lakes Area Recreation Center located in the Douglas County Services Center.

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/softball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, tennis, swimming and other sports.

Lakes Area Recreation 
Board Members

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 Alexandria 

Robert Kuhlman                City of Alexandria

Ben Johnson       
  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.​

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