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Thursday, 24 April, 2014


The City of Grand Rapids is proud to offer a variety of recreational activities in its park facilities.  If you have questions or would like to make reservations for the Veteran's Memorial Park Pavilions or the Grand Rapids Sports Complex please call the Parks & Recreation office at 326-2500.


American Legion Memorial Park

Location: Hwy #38 & 14 Street NW, Grand Rapids, MN next to the IRA Civic Center.  Amenities Include: Legion Baseball Field; Lighted Cross Country Ski Trails, IRA Civic Center, Conifer Field, Cody Siem Memorial Skateboard Park, Picnic and Park area, Horseshoe Courts, Bocce Ball Courts.  We have two small outdoor rinks along with a large outdoor rink located on the north side of the Civic Center.  We also have a warming house available during scheduled hours.

Blandin Beach (Forest Lake)

Location: 10th Avenue and 6th Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MN.  Amenities Include: New playground and park area, picnic area, Fenced Beach Swimming area, and Raft.     

Central School (Downtown) 

Location: Pokegama Avenue and 5th Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MN (Center of Town).  Amenities Include:  Picnic area, Park Area, Amphitheater, Yellow Brick Road, and Flower Gardens.

Grand Rapids Sports Complex       

Location: 1100 Northeast 11th Avenue, Grand Rapids, MN.  Amenities: 4 Softball Fields (3 lit), Regulation Soccer Field, Fast Pitch Field, Practice Area, Picnic, Park /Play Area and Concessions.     

Grussendorf Park    

Location: 8th Avenue and 6th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MN.  Amenities Include: Playground, Picnic and Park Area, Lit Tennis Courts (2), Softball Field, Hard Court Area, w/ Basketball, Outdoor Hockey Rink and Warming House.    

Lost Creek Park      

Location: 4th Avenue and 8th Street NW, Grand Rapids, MN. Amenities Include: Playground, Picnic, Park Area, Creek Runs through park.
Maplewood Park
Location: 5th Avenue and 14th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MN.  Amenities Include: Playground, Picnic and Park Area   
McGowan Park

Location: 1st Avenue and 13th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MN. Amenities Include: Playground, Picnic, Park Area.  

Mississippi River Bridge Crossing  
Location: From Oakland Park Across the Mississippi River to Veteran's Memorial Park.  Amenities Include: Non-Motorized Bridge Crossing in Summer
Veteran's Memorial Park   

Location: 7th Avenue SE & Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN (Access on 7th Avenue).  Amenities Include: Playground, Picnic & Park Area, 2 Sheltered Pavilions, Electricity, Water, Horseshoes Court, and Mississippi River Crossing Access.   Reservations are highly recommended. There is a $25.00 charge for each pavilion per use. If you have a question or wish to make a reservation contact the office at 326-2500.  Reservations are accepted beginning January 1st.  Check, MasterCard or Visa Credit Cards accepted.

Sylvan Landing

Location: 12th Avenue and 1st Street SW, Grand Rapids, MN.  Amenities Include: Picnic, Park Area, Boat Landing and Fishing Pier

Willow Park  

Location: 4th Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MN Amenities Include: Playground, Picnic and Park Area

By City Ordinance, all park hours of operation are 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, 7 days a week. Golfing is not allowed in any of our park areas.