Outdoors

Teacher, father, seasoned river veteran, businessman: owner of River Guide Kayaks Mike Kealy is a little bit of all of these, and more. “I try to get out on the [Kinnickinnic] river every month of the year,” he says. Yes, that’s right, in January and February, too.

From outdoor kitchens made for use year-round to play places constructed for adults and children alike, recent patio trends mean families can use their outdoor living spaces well into the fall.

Woodbury Kids is helping to encourage families to get out and play this summer.

Improving the health of the community is the goal of Woodbury Thrives, an initiative promoting physical, spiritual, financial and emotional well-being.

Ojibway Park, one of Woodbury’s oldest parks and the site of Woodbury Days, will be undergoing improvements this summer.

Whether homeowners prefer a landscape of clean lines with lush grass and expertly trimmed, regal shrubs, or bright pops of color from rows of flowers, one thing is consistent—a yard is a sanctuary.

Ah, the games of summer: Polesh...ladder golf...KanJam?

Before I accepted my first real job as a morning news producer, before I said ‘I do’ to my farm boy-turned-city dweller husband, before I birthed three children of my own, I was just a knobby-kneed girl wearing a scrunchied side ponytail, tracing my name in the dusty dirt of a Woodbury softball f

As the summer draws to a close and the kids head back to school, one Woodbury neighborhood has one last hurrah to celebrate the warm weather and build community.

Whether you’re looking forward to a day of swimming or want to grill some hamburgers to share with friends, Carver Lake Park’s beach is a fun destination this summer. “The beach is a huge draw to the area,” says Mike Adams, Woodbury assistant parks and recreation director.

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