When I first saw this email, my first thought was I don’t like golfing. And then I remembered that many of you may, so this could be a lot of fun! (Updated! Just added another option for this Saturday in Maplewood–see the bottom of the post. Must register by today, Thursday) The Grand ReOpening of Keller Golf Course and Keller Regional Park is on Saturday, July 19. I think the first thing I will need to do is head over to the mini-lessons section of the course. Also, across Highway 61 at Keller Regional Park, at 1:00 p.m., they are having a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with free cookies!
The preliminary forecast is showing nearly perfect summer weather for Saturday. Come outside and enjoy it with the grand reopening celebrations for Keller Golf Course and Keller Regional Park!
Free mini-lessons, course tours and contests at Keller Golf Course; Shotgun spots still available
Golfers (and non-golfers) of all ages and skill levels are welcome to come out and mark the completion of an extensive 21-month renovation of Keller Golf Course. Free tours, contests and mini-lessons will be available with golf pros, The First Tee of St. Paul and the Minnesota Section PGA.Spots are still open for the morning and afternoon shotgun events; register today at 651-766-4170 and be one of the first to play the renovated course!The full grand reopening schedule includes:8 a.m. Morning shotgun begins 10 a.m. – noon Contests at the short game practice area Free instructional opportunities at the driving range for all ages, including:
- Free 10 minute mini-lessons from golf pros
- Youth lessons from The First Tee of St. Paul
- Defeat Golfzilla with the Minnesota Section PGA
- Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute adaptive golf instruction demo
11:30 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony at clubhouse followed by ceremonial tee shot 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Guided course tours (sign-ups for course tours will begin at 10 a.m.) 2 p.m. Afternoon shotgun begins Ongoing • Grill out on clubhouse patio • Clubhouse viewings with free cookies • Information about hosting special events at Keller Be sure to share your photos of the event on social media with #comehometokeller! Learn more about the festivities on our website. Watch a preview of the course on WCCO.
Ribbon Cutting & Cookies at Redeveloped Keller Regional Park
Saturday is also the day to celebrate the completion of the multi-year redevelopment of Keller Regional Park. The official celebration will be held at 1 p.m. at Keller Island and will include a ribbon cutting, free cookies, and information about the project.Keller Island is located right across Highway 61 from Keller Golf Course at 2169 Maplewood Drive. Overflow parking is available at the golf course and traffic control will be available to help guests safely cross 61.The redevelopment project at Keller Regional Park included replacing picnic shelters with new facilities that meet modern needs, improving access, and constructing a new trail segment and boardwalk connecting the southern portion of the park with the trailhead at Spoon Lake. The trail and boardwalk opened for use last month.
TASTY TREATS FROM THE BEES At Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 E. 7th Street, Maplewood, MN 55119. Saturday, July 19th, 10:00 -11:30 am Families with children ages 4-10. Taste different kinds of honey, and sample food pollinated by bees such as blueberries and raspberries! Learn about different kinds of bees and why they are important. We’ll do an easy and fun bee-count with the Great Sunflower Project that you can also do later in your backyard or nearby park.
$4/person or $8/family. Register online by July 17. Register online at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com If you have trouble registering online, call 249-2170 for more info.