Emily City Hall & Community Center
The Hall houses the Police Department, City Clerk's office, Planning and Zoning office, City of Emily Public Library, and community spaces. The hall is equipped with a prep kitchen, large gymnasium, stage, Council Chambers and library. Outdoor amenities include a basketball court, playground equipment and large parking lot.
City Hall Gymnasium
Exercise (low impact) - Monday and Wednesday 9 am -10 am
Gentle Yoga - Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm
Ladies Pickleball - Monday 10 am - Noon and Friday 9 am - Noon
Ladies Beginner (new to) Pickleball - Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
Men's Pickleball - Thursday 10 am - Noon
Co-ed Pickleball - Monday and Wednesday Noon - 3 pm
Youth Activities - Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Open gym - Call 218-763-2480 for availability. Prescheduled activities and events take precedence
Notice - Dry shoes MUST be worn in the gymnasium at all times!
Pine Ridge Cemetery
The Pine Ridge Cemetery is located on Evergreen Drive in Emily. The City Maintenance Department maintains the grounds of Pine Ridge Cemetery.
A fee schedule is located on the home page and includes cemetery fees (or click here to view). Grave lot purchases, grave staking, and burial reservations can be made in the City Clerk's office, payable to the City of Emily. Please contact the City Clerk's office for more information at (218) 763-2480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Brush Dump
The City of Emily has a brush dump for residents and property owners to dispose of yard waste. The dump is located one mile East of State Highway 6 on County Road 1, the next right after Whitetail Drive.
The dump can be used to dispose of leaves, sticks, branches, grass clippings and tree stumps (if more than two, contact Clerk's office). Contractors bringing in tree stumps must contact the Clerk's office for notification and billing purposes. Residents may take brush left in the dump. However, all rocks are the property of the City of Emily and may not be taken.
The brush dump is currently available by appointment only during the week. Please contact Emily City Hall at (218) 763-2480 and press 3 to make an appointment.
Emily Lakes and Rivers Protection Fund
For 2024 the City of Emily budgeted funds of $17,465 for the Emily Lakes and Rivers Protection Fund with $17,215 designated for the survey and treatment of aquatic invasive species. The intention of this fund is to protect local waterways and wetlands against pollution, invasive species, and other practical obstacles that cause deterioration of the health and quality of Emily’s waters. Such deterioration impacts not only the ecosystem of the lakes, but also the economy and property values in the area. The Council set up the Emily Waters Committee to recommend how to spend the budgeted amount on projects with a clear public purpose
The City of Emily is now taking Appropriation Applications for the fiscal year 2024. Lake associations and improvement districts are encouraged to apply for funds for their projects that have a public purpose and benefit the City by protecting its waters. Those interested in applying must write a proposal and submit it along with an application to the City of Emily by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024 at the City Clerk’s office. Please include the following criteria to be considered for funding:
Specific work to be done in 2024
Scope of project, including existing conditions, description of need and the end results expected
Amount requested from the Emily Lakes and Rivers Protection Fund
Amount towards project provided by applicant
Local importance and effects the project will have on other communities
Long range goals and the future funding needs beyond 2024
Vendors used for project
Any additional information that will give a broader understanding of the applicant and project
Submit application and proposal to:
City of Emily
Emily Waters Committee
39811 State Highway 6
P.O. Box 68
Emily, MN 56447
Parks & Trails
The City of Emily has three developed parks available for resident and visitor enjoyment.
The Downtown City Park is located south of East County Road 1. Features of this park include towering pines, new playground equipment, a basketball hoop, pavilion, picnic tables, bench seating and grills. Also enjoy a photo opportunity with "Willy the Walleye" and the historical skidder. This park is host to the Community's celebration of Emily Day as well.
The Baseball Field Park is located south of West County Road 1. Features of this park include two regulation and one little league ballfield, a pavilion, fenced playground, basketball hoop, bench seating, picnic tables, grills and a tennis court for both tennis and pickleball!
The City Hall Park is located on the grounds of the City Hall. Features include diverse trees, a basketball court, playground, picnic tables, bench seating, open field space and ample parking.
The scenic beauty of the area brings all-terrain vehicles (ATV), and snowmobiling enthusiasts throughout the region and state to the City of Emily.
Snowmobiling and ATV use are beloved pastimes for many Emily residents and are dynamic components of local tourism. Via the DNR trail route, running north and south through town, riders have access to hundreds of trail miles throughout the region. Designated parking facilities have been established within the downtown core and the city has authorized ATV use on several roads within the City of Emily.
The use of snowmobiles, ATVs, and OHVs, have long been a part of the culture in the City of Emily. Motorized recreation offers opportunities throughout all seasons and contributes to the local tourism industry. Recreational trails are an important aspect of the city's recreation system. The snowmobile trail network is maintained and operated by the Emily-Outing snowbirds. Currently the organization maintains and grooms 100 miles of trails throughout the area. Trails traverse through private property and are part of a larger network of motorized trail options. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has established snowmobile and ATV regulations for the operation of motorized vehicles on public rights of way. ATV trails are very popular in the county-managed areas within the city.