Maple Grove’s 2011 Fireworks

Maple Grove launched off fireworks on July 16th, 2011 for the ending of Maple Grove Days. The fireworks were launched behind the Government Center on West Arbor Lake. I chose a viewing location approximately 4 miles away. After watching the fireworks right next to the lake for many years, I chose to mix it up this year.

Maple Grove MN Fireworks

Maple Grove MN Fireworks

Grand Finale:
Maple Grove MN Fireworks

The fireworks show was approximately 15 minutes long.

Overgrown in Elm Creek Park Reserve

Found an interesting old building while walking around Elm Creek Park Reserve. Looks to be a small cow barn, but I’m not sure. The red bricks really stick out and draw me in. There are a lot of trees that have taken root and grown in the rubble.

Overgrown Barn In Elm Creek Park Reserve

Overgrown Barn In Elm Creek Park Reserve From Afar

Maple Grove’s Water Towers

Maple Grove, MN has two water towers. Interestingly enough not much is written about them online.  The below information is what I’ve been finding as I look into the water towers.

Specifications of the Northern Maple Grove Water Tower:

  • Built in, 1982
  • Built by, Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company
  • Capacity, 2000 M Gal.
  • Color, cream.
  • Maple Grove and red oak leaves are painted around the top.
  • Located at 9511 Ranchview Ln. N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Located at approximately +45° 7′ 37.26″, -93° 28′ 40.41″ Elevation 945ft.

Specifications of the Southern Maple Grove Water Tower:

  • Built in, 1973
  • Built by, Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company
  • Capacity, 1,500 M Gal.
  • Color, cream.
  • Maple Grove and red oak leaves are painted around the top.
  • Located at 6865 Sycamore Ln. N, Maple Grove, MN
  • Located at approximately +45° 4′ 40.78″, -93° 26′ 37.91″.

Images of the Northern Maple Grove Water Tower:

Images of the Southern Maple Grove Water Tower:

This is a work in progress document. Any more concrete information, or useful updates? Use the contact form, or add a comment below.

Last Updated:
9/30/2011 Added two new pictures of the Northern tower.
4/11/2011 Date, capacity and pictures added for the Southern Maple Grove Water Tower. Few more pictures for the Northern Water Tower.
1/8/2012 Added Maple Grove Days fireworks and flash photography pictures of the Northern Tower.