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Miners Memorial Heritage Park

Promoting nature, history & silent recreation in Ironwood, MI

Upcoming Events

August 23, Tuesday, 6pm: Friends of the Miners Park Board Meeting @Don & GG’s – 1300 E Cloverland Dr, Ironwood, MI

August 28, Sunday: Last official day for Art in the Miners Park 2016

 

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Confirm Your Site Selections for Art in the Miners Park 2016

June 19 – Art in the Miners Park 2016 Site Selection Map

Sites 1 to 4  –  Sites 5 to 7  –  Sites 8 to 9  –  Sites 10 to 13

The first step is to make your reservation.

Stake your favorite spot. Then phone, text or email
• Artist name
• Reservation Stake #
• Between Trail Markers # & #
• Location Photo
• Email address
to the Friends of the Miners Park: 906/932-1787 FriendsofMMHP@gmail.com
Reserved locations are staked, marked, photographed for each site. You can see your reserved and available locations online at Site Selections
Reply to the confirmation email to confirm your site and you are participating.

Once confirmed: Continue reading “Confirm Your Site Selections for Art in the Miners Park 2016”

Talkoot – June 9, 2016 – Art in the Miners Park Trail

Two trailers, a front end loader and nine people. The Art in the Miners Park trail is about 1/3rd chipped. We concentrated on the trails were the sun doesn’t shine.

Our National Trails Day project.  (Rescheduled after last week’s rainy Saturday.)

Great job guys!

Art in the Miners Park 2016 Artist Application Now Online

Art in the Miners Park Starts June 25th and continues through the summer.

The Artist Application is now online here.

Art in the Miners Park Trail Talkoot for National Trails Day

Due to rain on Saturday, the Talkoot is rescheduled for Thursday, June 9 at 4:30pm, meeting at the City Compost Site.

The Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park invites the public to participate in an Aurora “Art in the Miners Park” Loop work session on Saturday, June 4, National Trails Day from 9 a.m. to noon, meeting at the Miners Park Red Devil Trailhead located at the Ironwood Area School District’s Lorenson Baseball Field on Ayer Street.

“Talkoot” is the Finnish expression for a gathering of friends and neighbors to accomplish a task and is pronounced something like “tall coat”.

The focus of the Art in the Miners Park Trail Talkoot is to maintain and spread wood chips on the one mile trail. 

The Art in the Park event in 2014 attracted over 2,000 visitors to the Miners Park to view twelve art installations by local and internationally known artists. One third of the visitors came from outside the Wakefield to Mellen to Mercer local area. Nearly $3,000 was awarded by popular vote.

This year’s Art in the Miners Park will open on the weekend prior to the 4th of July and continue through the Gogebic County Fair in August. Continue reading “Art in the Miners Park Trail Talkoot for National Trails Day”

Join us for our Spring Talkoot – Burma Rd, Norrie A and more…

Brushing out the downtown view of Hiawatha, an invasive species eradication introduction, and uncovering history at the Norrie “A” mineshaft starting at 9am, Saturday at Hiawatha Park.
 
Bring along your gloves, clippers and a salad for the BBQ at noon at Hiawatha Park!
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park and the Norrie Amateur Sports Club, Inc.

Continue reading “Join us for our Spring Talkoot – Burma Rd, Norrie A and more…”

2016 SISU Snowshoe Race Map Update

2016 SISU Snowshoe Race Map in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park
2016 SISU Snowshoe Race Map in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park

Here’s an update map for the 2016 SISU Snowshoe Race in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park on Sunday.

SISU Skiing and Snowshoe Races Saturday & Sunday, Jan 9 @ 10, 2016.
http://sisuskifest.com Continue reading “2016 SISU Snowshoe Race Map Update”

New Historic Signs in the Miners Park

via @Jim Decur:
Beautiful new signs at the MMHP trail head. Nicely done Rick Semo and Ivan Hellen
THANKS

Trailhead Aurora A Installed
Aurora “A” Shaft

Standing in the Lorenson Baseball Field at the Miners Trailhead in 1900, this is the view you would have seen of the Aurora “A” Shaft. 

Headframe Installed
The Headframe

You know you’re in mining country when you see a headframe, the entrance for miners to an underground mine and the exit for the ore.

SISU Races Saturday & Sunday, Jan 9 & 10, 2016

The SISU Ski Fest will be cross-country and snowshoe racing in and trough the Miners Park the second weekend in 2016.

The Miners Park trails are reserved for SISU groomers, racers and tourers Friday though noon on Sunday. The trails will be closed to public recreational use Friday though noon on Sunday.

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Saturday’s Races through Miners Pak – January 9, 2016

Continue reading “SISU Races Saturday & Sunday, Jan 9 & 10, 2016”

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