Edgewater Park in Albert Lea is celebrating 100 years

(ABC 6 News) – Albert Lea will celebrate Edgewater Park’s centennial 100th birthday with several events planned for Friday and Saturday.

Edgewater Park opened to the public on August 13, 1922 with 18 picnic tables scattered over 20 acres.

Since then, the park has grown from a picnic grounds to a regional attraction with playgrounds, fishing piers and pavilions across its 60 acres.

The public is invited to join in on the party of the century.

Friday, Aug. 12, Edgewater Park and North Broadway Lot

  • Free movie: Albert Lea Recreation will show, “Space Jam, A New Legacy,” at the Edgewater Bandshell at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
  • Free glow ride: Bicyclists will shine their lights, head lamps, and/or glow sticks as they ride around Fountain Lake. Meet at the North Broadway lot and be ready to ride by 9 p.m. No charge, but helmets are required and youth under age 12 need an adult companion.

Saturday, Aug. 13, Open Pavilion and Bandshell at Edgewater Park

  • Rock and Roll the Lakes bike ride starting at 8 a.m.
  • Weekend on the Water for all ages, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Edgewater Park. Food and drinks will be for sale throughout the day, with free use of kayaks and paddleboards, live music, giant water slide, bouncy house and water-ski show.

Read more about the parks history HERE.