Parks & Recreation



The Bane Park, Gregory Park, and Memorial Park Warming Houses (skating rinks) will tentatively open Tuesday, December 27, 2022

During the ISD 181 winter break Dec.27-Jan.3 hours will be 12:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Starting January 4th normal warming hours will resume as: 

M - F; 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

*MLK Day January 16 warming houses will be open 12:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

*March 3 warming houses will be open 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Winter Programming

We are now taking registrations for Adult and Youth Pond Hockey please follow our new platform listed as "Registration & Reservation" in our "quick links". 

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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.