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Valentine City Park & Mill Pond
The Valentine Mill Pond spills into the Minnechaduza Creek which flows into the Valentine City Park across the street. The Mill Pond allows boating with electric motors only. Trails wind around the face of the pond and allows visitors to see the spillway of what was once a hydro-power plant.
In the past, ice was harvested and stored before the invention of freezers. The hydro-power plant is still there but not in use, and ice is no longer collected. But when the pond freezes over, there is ice fishing and a long pier with a dock at the end that allows fishing for the rest of the year.
The Valentine City Park has so many amenities for the visitor. The Minnechaduza Creek flows through stately oaks on either side of the creek and are sprinkled throughout the well maintained park.
You can enjoy a drive through and appreciate the wooded beauty. For the hiker there are rugged trails that hug the creek and wind through Ponderosa Pines and forests.
The park has a disc golf course, sand volleyball, and playground equipment. There is a pavilion that can be used for family gatherings and includes a kitchen. Contact Valentine City Hall at 402-376-2323 for more information on rental.
The Valentine City Park is open for camping with a pay stand at the entrance. There are no hookups, but restrooms, and showers are open in season.
The Girl Scout Cabin is nestled deep under the oaks and is aptly named Hidden Oaks. The Cabin can be rented for family gatherings, high school reunions, or sleep-overs. For more information on rental call 402-376-2323.
To reach the park, head north on Main Street, go down the large hill and turn to the right. You might even see some white tailed deer, turkey, geese and ducks.