Bemidji Parks & Rec recognized for efforts last summer during COVID

Bemidji Parks and Rec was a recipient of a Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association Award of Excellence in Marketing and Communications for their Social Distancing Education and Engagement Videos.

Last summer, the Bemidji Parks department partnered with Visit Bemidji for things like the trail of the “Silly Walk” at Paul Bunyan Park, the Story Walk at Library Park, and Butterfly trivia at Diamond Point.

Parks Director Marcia Larson said she and Visit Bemidji saw an opportunity amid the COVID-19 pandemic to encourage healthy outdoor activituies while practicing social distancing.

The department will be formally recognized at a Bemidji City Council meeting.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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