Parks & Recreation


The Penguin, Polar Bear and Adult Pond Hockey leagues were cancelled as of January 14, 2021, due to restrictions and low enrollment. Refunds have been issued.

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

The Warming Houses will open on January 25, 2021 with limited capacities and masks required when in the building.  No more than four people will be allowed inside at one time, with a ten minute limit.

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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.