WHERE WE ARE LOCATED:
Memorial Park, as we usually call it, is located in the City of Alexandria. Beginning at the North end of Broadway Street, go east on 3rd Ave to Nokomis. Turn north onto Nokomis Street and travel north 7 blocks and turn left onto County Highway 42. It is approximately 1 mile to Parkside Road NE and the park entrance.
The park is located on the County Road 42 Bicycle Route. 10 foot paved shoulders on both sides CR42 link the park to the Central Lakes State Trail and the bicycle route encircling Lake Le Homme Dieu.
WHAT IS THE PARK'S STORY:
The park was purchased in 1969 using the National Park Service Land & Water Conservation Fund. Long time residents will remember the automobile salvage yard the occupied the lower end of the property for many years. The local United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Agency helped plan the initial renovation of the property.
In 1987 an improvement project, led by the Alexandria Jaycees and The Alexandria Eagles Club, provided new playground and picnic shelters for the park. Subsequent projects have improved the ballfields, landscape plantings, walkways, and parking lots.
On Memorial Day in 1999, the park was officially renamed Deputy Sheriff Curtis A Felt Memorial Park. Curt Felt was a young man from Alexandria who served as a peace officer in the Douglas County Sheriffs Department. He was killed while serving the Sheriff's Department on June 29, 1978. Dedicating the park to Curt's life serves as a reminder to us all of the risk that peace officers take every day on our behalf.
The park is a popular spot for casual volleyball and softball games as well as group gatherings. The shelter can accommodate groups of 75 to 100 people.
Please see the Park Facilities Grid page for a list of facilities available at the County Parks.