Winter Community Events

Operation: Fill A Fire Truck

Elk River firefighters and their families are on a mission to ensure that children and at-risk youth in our area have at least one gift under the tree this Christmas.

Operation Fill a Fire Truck

Help them “fill a fire truck” with new, unwrapped gifts for children and teens. All types of donations are welcome including dolls, movies, cars, board games, sports equipment and crafts. Each year, ERFD sees the greatest need for items geared toward older youth and teens. Gift cards such as VISA, Amazon, Xbox, or gas cards make great gifts in addition to toiletries, perfume/cologne, etc. Please note, cash or checks cannot be accepted in lieu of a donation. 

Accepting donations November 29 - December 13 at the following Elk River locations: 

  • ERFD Station #2 – 13073 Orono Pkwy (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 
  • AEGIR Brewing Company – 707 Main St. NW 
  • Elk River Lutheran Church – 729 Main St. NW
  • Snap Fitness/Fuse Fitness Coaching – 19022 Freeport Ave.


Winter Walking at Woodland Trails

Winter Walking at Woodland Trails Regional ParkJoin us for a series of magical moonlit walks at Woodlands Trails Regional Park this winter. We’ll meet up from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month to enjoy the groomed winter walking trails while taking in the crisp winter air and watching for wildlife.

Please bring a flashlight or headlamp for use. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear proper winter walking shoes or boots. Look for the group in the parking lot of Woodland Trails Regional Park located at 20135 Elk Lake Rd. NW.

Cost: Free. No registration required.
Dates: Jan. 13, Feb. 10 and Mar. 9

For more information call Elk River Parks and Recreation at 763.635.1150.