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Welcome to the Lakeview Legacy Park website!  We are Citizens for Lakeview Preservation, Inc., a non-profit volunteer group creating something new in Orono – a POPS (Privately-Owned Public Space) unlike any other in the Twin Cities area.    Lakeview Legacy Park will be unique in its combination of nature preservation and enhancement, educational focus, and historical/cultural perspective – all made possible by the collective efforts of people like you who share these values.

For over 60 years Lakeview Golf Course offered the public the opportunity to enjoy golf  in a picturesque setting that appealed to all ages and types of golfers.   Citizens for Lakeview Preservation led a campaign to save the course from development.  When that was unsuccessful, we joined with the developers to  preserve a part of the land for  public  use.  The new park, together with the 62 acres of private conservation prairie in the residential community, will create an expansive vista and  gathering spot for neighbors, visitors, and those who  return to feel the charm of the old course.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more ABOUT US, about THE PARK that we are creating, and NEWS and EVENTS we want to share.   Please take the opportunity to CONTACT US with questions, ideas, or an interest in donating or volunteering.

In 2015 Citizens for Lakeview Preservation, Inc. successfully raised $150,000 to make this POPS a reality through the purchase of a conservation easement that protects 4.5 acres of the land in perpetuity.   To complete the vision and develop this special park an additional $100,000 is needed. With the legacy of the land secured, opportunities now exist to honor the legacy of those close to you through donations of trees, plantings, benches, educational signs or other features.   The opportunity to create a new park through private initiative  does not happen often.   If you would like to be part of this effort please consider a donation.

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Mail the completed form and your check to

Citizens for Lakeview Preservation
PO  Box 98
Navarre, MN 55392

Or if you prefer, you can donate now, using  PAYPAL by clicking the link below.

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Citizens for Lakeview Preservation is also a participating non-profit listed on  If you would like to donate through GiveMN, click on the “donate now” link to go directly to the CLP page on the GiveMN website.


To discuss a sponsorship or non-cash donation, please indicate your preference  in the boxes provided on the downloaded DONATION FORM and you will be contacted by a CLP Board Member. CLP has engaged Wells Fargo Advisors to assist with gifts of appreciated securities or other financial assets, which may offer additional tax advantages.

Citizens for Lakeview Preservation, Inc. is an IRS approved tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a prompt acknowledgement of your donation for your tax records.



DONATION TOTALS AS OF March 1, 2017.  

*Friends of the Park, Patrons, Founders, and Benefactors

Conservation Easement Goal – $150,000  Achieved October 15, 2015

Development Fund Goal – $100,000   65%  Achieved, October 18, 2016