Parks & Recreation


We are currently accepting Pavilion and Campground Reservations for Spring/Summer/Fall 2022. Please call 218-828-2320 for availability!

The 2022 Lakes Area Community Garden application form is available on the Quick Link below. There are still garden plots available for this growing season!

Brainerd Community Education 2022 Summer Adventures Program Guide has been mailed to homes in ISD 181! What's happening in our Parks for Youth?

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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.