Update 5/13: No one has nailed the answer to the first question, so here it is: Char Carlson Park, just east of Target along Jefferson Road.
FYI, Char Carlson was a long-time member of the Park & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB).
She’s currently president of Northfield Senior Citizens.
The photo on the left of Char was from a recent trip to the mountainous region of southeast ern Rice County… or possible Far East of there, I’m not sure.
Update 5/14: I took one more photo of the park tonight (right) and decided to re-date and re-title the blog post to give it and Char a little more attention.