vista radio image
Welcome to Grand Forks Park in the Park -


This engine is a Chevy 350, 290 hp, 350 lb of torque,carburetor to pan.

All you need to do is complete your registration, pay the entry fee of $20.00 and you have a chance to win!! MUST be in the park on Sunday August 21st when your number is drawn to win!!For each registration you get a giveaway ticket.

Register early!   Goody Bags and Dash Plaques for the first 200 entries

We are well underway for the 2016 Park in the Park Car show. We are looking for Big Rig Participants for our theme this year. If anyone is interested or knows of someone who would like to be involved please contact Lawrence @ 250-442-3775 or We also have many other nice giveaways besides the engine. Ace's Pit Stop has given us a certificate for a set of new tires with a value of $500.00.

Our registration will look slightly different than in previous years. We have combined our stock class changing it to Stock 1949 and Older. Our second change is: We are no longer going to have the vintage trailer category. Please note I have added a space on registration for a cell phone number. It is optional but could be useful.


Community Futures Boundary has asked for us to mentor them in keeping Park in the Park alive. So while Lawrence & Mel can look forward to enjoying our "bucket list" we will continue to work on Park in the Park in a different capacity. We are so very thankful and blessed to have so many people come to our event and support us. We have a magnificent support crew, who we could not have done this without them. Our sponsors have been second to none. We are asking for all the participants, support crew, and sponsors to continue with the "new crew" who will be hosting the car show. Lawrence and Mel are looking forward to making 2016 show the best we can. "Good Times will be Had By All"

The events for the weekend are:

Friday night, beginning at 5:00 pm, a Meet & Greet will be held at Lawrence and Mel's home, 3640 Latkin Rd. You can pick up your registration package if already registered or you can pre register and pick up your package at that time.

Saturday morning there is a cruise to Midway, please meet in the Extra Foods parking lot by 9:00, being ready to leave at 9:30. Lawrence will head off the cruise by going to Silver Kettle Village, a home for the seniors. Then after spending a bit of time there, will head to Midway. Kettle River Museum is allowing us to tour their museum free of charge and holding a luncheon by donation. When coming back to Grand Forks, please feel free to stop and browse in Greenwood. Some of the merchants will have discounts for car show participants.

Sunday is the car show in City Park. 9am - 3 pm. The SoulMen (formerly Blues Brothers Too) will be in the park from 10:00am - 3 pm . There are over 30 giveaways including the 350 SBC engine.

We thank all that donated to the Food Bank at last year's Park in the Park and ask the general public to do the same again this year. The food bank does a huge amount of work in our community helping many families and individuals. This is one way we can say thank you to them for helping our area.

Please remember your feedback is always welcome. It is the only way we know what people like and don't like. While we can't possibly please everyone we do want to do our best. Please don't hesitate to contact Lawrence or Melodie if you have any questions or comments about the events or ideas.

We have now added some 2015 videos. With thanks to Dan Barrett you can now enjoy videos from both 2014 & 2015.

  • 2015 Park in the Park PT-1
  • 2015 Park in the Park PT-2
  • 2015 Park in the Park PT-3
  • 2015 Ethan and the fire truck
  • 528 Dodge Challenger Hemi open/closed exhaust
  • Park in the Park Part 1
  • Park in the Park Part 2
  • Park in the Park Part 3
  • Blues Brothers Too singing Mustang Sally
  • Park in the Park car cruise
  • Enjoy!!!!

    LOOK  Park in the Park merchandise NOW AVAILABLE

    We look forward to seeing you in City Park  "Good Times To Be Had By All"


    There are so many businesses & organizations who donate for the trophies, giveaways, goody bags etc., that I don't know any other way to give them all the credit they deserve - because without them helping, there would be NO car show. PLEASE visit the sponsor page!