Atwater is a small, close-knit community located 13 miles east of Willmar on Highway 12. Atwater may be small, but the amount and variety of businesses and activities will surprise you — a bank, grocery store, Ford dealership, chiropractor, dentist, vet clinic and ethanol plant, just to name a few. Not to mention an 18-hole golf course filled with pine trees and beautiful views located on the edge of town.

The city of Atwater has great neighborly living. There are city parks with playgrounds, picnic areas, fishing, hiking, basketball courts, sand volleyball, baseball, softball and little league fields. There also are youth summer recreation programs.

Atwater community is host to ACGC Elementary School which is home to pre-school through 6th grade students. The children receive weekly instruction from music, physical education, arts and media teachers along with their regular classroom instruction. For more information about ACGC Elementary School call 320-974-8841.

The town of Atwater hosts four annual events each year including Atwater Festival Days the 3rd weekend in June, the Atwater Threshing Days the 2nd weekend in September, Atwater Oktoberfest the 1st Saturday in October, and Atwater Passport to Christmas the 1st Saturday in December.

The city of Atwater is host to many wonderful organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Lions, Legion Post #375, 4-H Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Atwater Area Historical Society. Come and join our neighborhood. City Office 320-974-8760.

ACGC Community Education supports the cultivation of our community cooperation in the phases of social, cultural, spiritual and economic growth.

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