Parks and Recreation Office:
  1619 NE Washington Street (directions)
  Phone: 218-828-2320
  Fax: 218-828-2791

  Hours: 8am - 5pm, Mon. - Fri.

  Cancellation Line: 454-2900 ext 3350
  Cancellation Page







       Tony Sailer

Recreation Specialist/

City Tree Inspector:

Katie Kaufman

Maintenance Foreman:

Troy Harris

Administrative Specialist: Kim Finch


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




Buster Dog Park






     Upcoming Events:


April 28 - MS2 Starts

April 29 - MS1 Starts

May 1 - Competitive Softball Deadline

May 4 - Softball Skills Clinic 5pm -7pm Buffalo Hills

May 6 - Competitive Softball Draft

May 7 - CR1/CR2 Start

May 11 - WS1/WS2 Start

May 15 - 35+ Softball Starts

May 20 - Park Pick Up Day!

May 22 - All Summer Activities Registration Deadline

May 30 - Free Fishing Clinic 9am - 2pm Lum Park Beach, Brainerd





Quick Links

2015 Activity Guide

Registration Form (pdf)

Community Garden Application (pdf)

Park Pavilion Reservations

Facility Schedules

Campground Brochure (pdf)

Park Board Information

Memorial Trees and Benches

Warming House Hours (pdf)

Employment Application

Concussion Training

Registration Information

Registrations are taken at the Parks and Recreation office in Lum Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registrations can be mailed or dropped off. Registrations or fees are not accepted at the activity site.

A Parent or legal guardian must register participants. Registration form can be found in our summer activity brochure sent out in the schools or Click.

We encourage that all registrations be made at least one week prior to the scheduled starting date of an activity unless a deadline is listed. There is a $10 additional fee for registrations after the deadline date.

Participants will be notified if there is a change in the schedule.

If an activity is cancelled, all registrants will receive a refund. There are no refunds once a program has begun.

Scholarship Program

The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department has a number of scholarships available for families in need. Please apply in person at the Lum Park office. Requests are limited to one activity, per child, per season.



What is this?

Inclusive Recreation Program for children and adults to play baseball on our new state of the art artificial turf field in Bane Park.


Businesses, service groups, and organizations can choose a night to be a "Buddy" to help players bat, round the bases, and play defense.

For more information Click