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Today (Monday, August 12), is a bittersweet day, as demolition of The Barn's exterior officially got underway. The Barn at the Elk River Arena has meant many things to many people for decades, and as these walls come down there is no doubt the incredible memories, milestones and experiences community members have shared in this place, will live on forever.
The end of The Barn also represents the beginning of another project - years in the making - which includes a new Multipurpose Facility on the same site, offering year-round ice, field turf activities, and dry floor events. The new facility will also include dedicated space for senior citizens, community meeting/banquet rooms, and a café/retail area. The new Multipurpose Facility is one of many recreational and outdoor amenity improvements that make up Active Elk River, made possible by the voters of this city last November.
For additional information on Active Elk River, click here.