Parks & Recreation


The following park restrooms are closed for the season: Bane Park, Buffalo Hills-Lions Park, Kiwanis Park, and Memorial Park pavilion. The water at Buster Dog Park is also off. Updated October 4, 2022.

The Brainerd Splash Pad is closed for the season. See you next spring!

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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.