Welcome to our community! We hope
that you will come to know and appreciate the special charm of
the Big Little Town we call home.
The City of Itasca along with
the Itasca I.S.D., the Itasca Chamber of Commerce, the Paw Print
Press, the Revitalization Committee, the Itasca Garden Club,
local business, and concerned individuals have banded together
to promote our town and make it as inviting as possible to
visitors and residents alike.
areas that have drawn many visitors lately are the newly added
Heritage Community Park and the newly restored Itasca Depot.
The Heritage Park was a vision of the Economic
Development Committee two years ago. The committee
discussed a project that would complement the existing
Veterans Park and boost community involvement in the
After looking through many suggestions that were left at city
hall, the committee decided to name the park, "The Heritage
Community Park." In September 2007, the park was dedicated to
all Itascans, past, present, and future.
newly restored Itasca Depot along with the newly refurbished
caboose makes up a few of the educational tours that will take
place at the Itasca Depot Heritage and Education Center. The
depot was moved from downtown Itasca in 1971 to Hooks St. by H.D.
Snow and Son House Moving Inc. This crew worked once again to
move the depot from Hooks St. to its new location at 105 Wampus
Cat Drive. The Itasca Depot Heritage and Education Center will
share the heritage and history of its Big Little Town with
visitors old and new.
The City of Itasca continues to celebrate its heritage hosting
yearly events and festivities. Beginning in May, the city closes
the west side Main St. to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with folk
dancers, a baby contest, live entertainment, and a smorgasbord
of delicious foods.
The last week in June Itasca is filled with aspiring (and
actual) championship Barbecue Cookers at the Annual Itasca
Chamber of Commerce Barbeque Cook-off. In December the city
hosts an Open House for our citizens to meet city employees and
enjoy a potluck lunch. December is not complete without our
seasonal Christmas Parade and a visit from Old Saint Nick.
local events and newsworthy articles are covered by our local
Paw Print Press. The Paw Print Press is published
weekly by Mrs. Petrash and her high school journalism class.
You'll find exciting football articles, game scores, honor
rolls, and lunch menus along with police blotters, City Council
meeting reports, obituaries, and birth announcements. You can
visit current and past publications by visiting their website.