July 2, 2019 at 6:56 pm #10238
The Friends of Oxbow have posted this image of Oxbow Park during the recent flooding rains. It appears to be near at the visitor center parking area and presentation hall. Flood waters have gone a bit down since then but we should monitor the situation re the next club meeting. For myself I am donating some $ and time to aid in the cleanup.July 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm #13155
Was able to drive to the park center yesterday (July 3rd) at 6 pm with no problem. The visitor center and presentation room appeared intact. Will check again today as the park was to have some July 4th programs if park cleanup was sufficient and try to talk to host.July 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm #13156
Was at Oxbow today (July 4th). The road to the visitor center (CR 105) has been repaired and if there are no more flooding rains should be open for us on the 9th. The visitor center presentation hall did not get flooded according to personnel I spoke with today. Lonnie wasn't there today but will be there tomorrow. For those interested the park personnel will be soliciting help for the cleanup of the park over the 9th-11th. Truly I was impressed by the repair work already done to the park and would suggest we keep our next meeting at the park as scheduled.July 5, 2019 at 10:43 pm #13157adminKeymaster
Great! I sent Lonnie an email to confirm that we still have the room. I plan on getting there early to set up tables and chairs. I'll reply to this thread when I hear from himJuly 7, 2019 at 3:24 pm #13158adminKeymaster
Lonnie confirmed that we are still scheduled for the July 9th meeting at OxbowJuly 8, 2019 at 7:36 pm #13159
Good. Was able to get to the Visitor Presentation Center yesterday after the latest flood. CR 105 was closed but you could get to the park by taking CR 103 (a right just before going down the final big hill on CR 4 (Valleyhigh Drive in Rochester). CR 103 is partially washed out after it's bridge over the Zumbro but part of the road is passable and you can then take a left onto CR 105 to the center.
BobJuly 19, 2019 at 7:15 pm #13160
We do want to update this on Saturday July 20th around noon, after any flooding rains to be sure the event is still ON and not cancelled due to poor road access to Oxbow Park. Should contact Lonnie (John) to be sure.
obJuly 24, 2019 at 8:55 pm #13161
Just visited Oxbow Park and saw Lonnie. CR 5 and CR 3 are mainly repaired and the visitor center area is not in bad shape. There seemed to be a lot of heavy equipment doing repairs. Lonnie still needs help in retrieving picnic tables, power washing things etc. I will go there tomorrow (7/25) to help out a bit.
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