City park quiz (updated)

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Left: What Northfield City Park has two ponds, one flowing into the other via this man-made rock spillway?
Right: Where is Campostella Park?

Hint: you won’t find the answers by navigating the City’s Parks and Rec section of its web site, nor by navigating the Parks and Rec Advisory Board section of the city web site. Fun!

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.

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Right photo: this is the upper pond. At the back of the pond in the photo, you can see the rock spillway which drains into the lower pond (center two photos).

Char Carlson Char Carlson ParkFYI, 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.


  1. Steve Wilmot said:

    Campostella Park is across the river from Sechlar Park, hidden away behind the commercial-industrial area off of Highway 3. Hint: Look behind Northfield Construction.

    May 6, 2008
  2. Ray Cox said:

    Steve’s correct…..there is a small sign at the end of Riverview Drive between my property and Cemstone Concrete. The park is very narrow at this point but it is about the only area where a road touches the park land.

    May 6, 2008
  3. Tim Freeland said:

    Is the “pond” park “Parmeadow Park”??

    May 7, 2008
  4. Griff Wigley said:

    Ooh, good guess, Tim. But wrong!

    May 7, 2008
  5. Tim Freeland said:

    Oh crap. Now I’m just going to start naming them off. Spring creek? North Park? Char Carlson? You can only zoom in so much with Google Earth.

    Hey, what’s up with Aspen Park. It’s just a little field in the back of someone’s house. On 246?

    Trivia question. What year was the DJJD horse shoe placed in Campostella park?

    May 7, 2008
  6. Griff Wigley said:

    Tim, you got it, Char Carlson Park, but I’m not going to give you full credit. 😉

    I’ve updated the blog post with photos of the park, including one of Char.

    May 13, 2008
  7. Tim Freeland said:

    Thanks Griff. I’ll take whatever credit you can give me then.

    BTW. In 2001 (the 4th year of the hunt) Franklin Lee placed the horse shoe in the giant knot-hole opening of a tree in the center of Campostella Park. The give-away clue to it’s location was a reference to “furlong” as a unit of measure, referencing Furlong Motors proximity to the park.

    May 13, 2008

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