Sherburne Poetry Project

Sherburne County Parks is thrilled to partner with the City of Elk River Parks & Recreation and Great River Regional Library! Once again, we will combine literacy with some favorite outdoor spaces.


However, 2023 brings a twist that will be fun for everyone! We will be hosting a POETRY PROJECT for ages 0 to 18 to provide a POETRY PATH in the parks featuring YOUR work! This opportunity complements Great River Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program and will feature the same theme: Find Your Voice!


Submitted poems will be posted along paths in Elk River’s new and improved Orono Park, Sherburne County’s Grams Park, Bridgeview Park, and Oak Savanna Park throughout the Summer Reading Program (June through August).


To participate, sharpen your pencils and pick up your Poetry Form at the Big Lake GRRL, the Becker GRRL, or the Elk River GRRL. You can also print the form from the Sherburne County Parks & Recreation website or the City of Elk River Parks & Recreation website. Visit our Facebook Page @ShercoParks for a link.


Poetry submissions will be accepted at participating GRRL branches (Big Lake, Becker, and Elk River) during Library Lovers Month (February 1 – 28) and now extended through Poetry Month (ending April 30). 


Find Your Voice Thru Poetry!