Parks & Recreation


The 2022 Lakes Area Community Garden application form is available on the website. Returning gardeners have through March 11, 2022 to submit their application. New gardeners may submit applications after March 11. 

We are taking Pavilion and Campground Reservations for Spring/Summer/Fall 2022. 

Please call 218-828-2320 to reserve!

Brainerd Community Education Winter/Spring Program Guide has been delivered to homes! Check your mail box! 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.