Parks & Recreation


The Penguin, Polar Bear and Adult Pond Hockey leagues are cancelled as of January 14, 2021, due to restrictions and low enrollment. Refunds will be issued and parents will be contacted individually.

The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Skating Rinks are currently open to the public. (Bane Park, Gregory Park, & Mill Avenue Park).

The Warming Houses are tentatively scheduled to open on January 25, 2021.  This means during the closure there will be no access to restroooms, lights, or loaner skate program; please plan accordingly. 

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To serve Brainerd residents and visitors by offering high-quality, affordable recreational opportunities, and a clean, well-maintained park system.


Offer residents and visitors a first-class parks and recreation system. Our parks will be areas of land that are designed, maintained and strategically located to meet active and passive recreational needs of residents and visitors. 


  • Update existing parks so that they are clean, functional, and an asset to the city and surrounding areas. 
  • Develop parks and trails to meet the needs of new and expanding programs and accommodate future growth. 
  • Expand recreational activities to accommodate the interests of broad range of people.