Paul Penansky, Faribault Parks and Recreation Director tells KDHL the Fleckenstein Bluffs Park has a few finishing touches before it's August dedication.

The Rice County Historical Society is planning a Fleck's Travaganza the weekend of August 19th through the 21st.

In addition to the dedication of the park the car cruise on August 19, 2022 will be led by the restored Rice County Historical Society Fleck's 1946 delivery truck.

There will also be a tour of the old Fleck's Brewery site.

I was told Fleck's made the best orange pop around.  Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to enjoy any of the beer or the pop produced by Fleck's in Faribault.

I stopped by the park recently and snapped a few photos.

I see families at the playground all the time which is awesome because there are some playgrounds in Faribault where you don't see a lot of activity.

Fleckenstein Bluff Park Faribault Playground. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Fleckenstein Bluffs Park Faribault Playground. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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Penansky believes with the newly constructed apartments next to the park there will be a lot of activity in Fleckenstein Bluffs Park which features an overlook of the Cannon River.

Fleckenstein Bluff Park Faribault Playground Warning sign. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Fleckenstein Bluffs Park Faribault Playground Warning sign. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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The belief is a number of selfies will be taken there of wedding parties, anniversaries, other special occasions.

The bathroom building has plenty of plug-ins attached on the cement pad side (east) for crock pots, etc.  A picnic table will be on that pad.

They will be seeding grass soon.  The hope is to get a sprinkler system in place to keep the park looking nice because it's in a highly visible area of town.

Fleckenstein Bluff Park Faribault Bathroom Building. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Fleckenstein Bluffs Park Faribault Bathroom Building. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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