What’s the story behind the name, “The Rookery”?

Lino Lakes has one of the largest Great Blue Heron Rookeries in North America. A rookery is defined as a communal nesting place for a colony of gregarious birds, such as blue herons. The majestic birds are very different from other species - they are communal, support each other by coming together to share resources and defend their nesting area if needed. For the City of Lino Lakes, it was important to give the center a name and brand that is unique to Lino Lakes, as well as a name that will evoke a sense of community and belonging. The name “The Rookery” was chosen as it is exclusive to the Lino Lakes community.

In the rookeries, the nesting is a safe and comfortable home for the Great Blue Heron. Similarly, The Rookery Activity Center will bring the Lino Lakes community together through healthy activities, promoting wellness, opportunities for social activities, and providing gathering space for a variety of events. 

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1. Can I get a membership? What are the membership details?
2. What are your hours of operation? Are you open on holidays?
3. What does Endurance Fitness have to do with the Rookery?
4. When will the pool be open and what programs will be offered at the pool?
5. Will you offer swim lessons?
6. Do you offer towel service?
7. What other Programs will be offered at the Rookery?
8. Is there child care available?
9. Do you offer space for birthday parties?
10. Are there rooms available to rent for other meetings and events?
11. Do you have any opportunities for employment?
12. What’s the story behind the name, “The Rookery”?