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You’re Invited!

Help us celebrate the brand new kayaks and paddle boards that the City will have for rent at the lake!


Join us in a ribbon cutting ceremony and photo at 2pm and then try out the watersports for free until 3pm! 10 minutes per person.


This Thursday, July 13th at 2pm


At the lake by the St. James Outdoor Pool in Tiell Park

About the project…

The St. James Watersports Project was spearheaded by community members Maggie Maire and Pete Eggen in collaboration with the City of St. James. Maggie and Pete approached the Park Board and received unanimous support with recommendation to City Council, who also passed the project idea unanimously.
The project was entirely paid for with funds raised by Maggie and Pete (no public dollars), that amounted to over $7,000.00. Site preparations were completed by the City of St. James Street Department.

With the funds we were able to purchase:

  • 4 kayaks (1 tandem)
  • 2 paddle boards
  • Paddles
  • Life Jackets
  • Racks for storage (built by Parker Henderson as an Eagle Scout project)

What’s in store for the future?

  • Fencing for security
  • Canoe(s)
  • Possibly a paddle boat

Thank you to everyone who made this project a possibility, including these sponsors:

  • Sertoma
  • Legion Post
  • Eagles Auxiliary
  • Legion Auxiliary
  • Eagles Post
  • Rotary
  • Anytime Fitness
  • VFW Auxiliary
  • St. James Area Foundation
  • Tri-County Implement
  • Lions
  • And individuals who made private contributions and attended the various fundraisers

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and have a great week!

Jamie Scheffer
EDA Director

Highway 4 Reconstruction

Save the Date!

Roundabout Rodeo will be downtown St. James on Thursday August 10th from 4-7pm. Detailed flyer coming soon. Come support the businesses who have lost revenue during the construction, take a ride on a golf cart through the mini roundabouts, and celebrate the completion of phase 1 of construction with a ribbon cutting at 5:30!

VIDEO: Mini Roundabouts and Back-in Angle Parking coming soon to St. James

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