Hermantown Community Learning Center Adds Major Playground Area
In 2019 the Hermantown Community School District broke ground on a new facility, The Hermantown Community Learning Center. Before the new building was in place they had been renting a small facility that was not located on the same campus as the middle and high school or the hockey arena.
Completed in 2020 this space is used for a variety of programs like headstart, and preschool programming as well as community education classes in the evening. But now a huge addition has been made to promote outdoor education. According to a Press Release from the Skyline Rotary, an engineer worked closely with the Proctor/Hermantown Community education staff to design this innovative playground called "The Hawks Nest,"
This unique playground features both play and learning features by incorporating some things already found outdoors. A major feature of the playground is the stage and shelter area which was a collaboration between the school district and the Skyline Rotary Club. The school district paid for the materials and the Skyline Club did the construction.
The children will be able to use the stage for dancing, plays, and more while also providing shelter in inclement weather. Tim Peterson who is both a longtime Skyline Rotary Member and a school board member stated in the Press Release:
The project shows the best in our community spirit. It is a collaboration between the district and a local service organization that will benefit our children fr decades. This is the best of Hawk Pride!
The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, November 3 at 1 pm. The Community Center is located at 4333 Hawk Circle Drive in Hermantown.