Parks & Trails

Burlington Northern Park  Burlington Northern Park

Located in the heart of Wadena's business district (100 Aldrich Ave. SW), Burlington Northern Park surrounds The Depot, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is perhaps the most valued spot in the community and is the stage for many summer activities that bring the community together.

Rotary's Corn & Chicken Feed and the Lion's Bar-B-Que help to celebrate and reinforce our friendly, close knit community right in the heart of Minnesota. The park includes a bandshell, picnic area, flowers and fountain, and a community bulletin board. For reservations, please call Bob Grendahl at 218-330-2526 or LeAnn Evans at 218-430-0094.

Black's Grove

Log picnic shelter (may be reserved), primitive restrooms, hiking, cross country skiing, horse trails and mountain biking. Located at 33825 620th Ave - 1 3/4 miles west on Hwy. 29, turn right on 620th Ave and go about 3/4 mile. 

Click here for Black's Grove website. To reserve the log cabin at Black's Grove please call 218-631-7707.

Wadena County Fairgrounds

Located at 400 Ash Ave. NW 

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Fink's Park / Memorial Garden

Located at 304 7th St SW. 

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John Ehlen Playground

Swing sets, playground equipment, open ball field, basketball court, restrooms, enclosed shelter (may be reserved). Located at 716 3rd St. SE. 

Click here for more information. To reserve this shelter please call 218-631-7707.

SW Athletic Field Complex

Open skating, warming house, restrooms, playgrounds, basketball courts, open play area, fenced youth ball field, two lighted tennis and basketball courts, shelters, wading pool, splash pad. Located at 310 7th St SW.   

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Softball / Horseshoe Complex

Four fenced softball fields (1 lighted), concession/restroom building, sliding hill, horseshoe pits (competitive) lighted, shelter, restrooms. Located at 2701 2nd St SW.      

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Sunnybrook Campground

Camping, restrooms, showers. dump station, laundry facilities, ducks, geese, buffalo and deer. Playground equipment, softball fields, horseshoe pits, disc golf, and fishing. 8:00 A.M. - 10 P.M. Open May 15 through October 1. Located at 210 Harry-Rich Drive.

Sunnybrook Park & Shelters

3 1/2 mile black top bike trail to Whitetail Run Golf Course. Five large shelters include: Lions I, Lions II, Rotary, Burch, and Knights of Columbus. These can be reserved for weddings, reunions, organizations, churches, schools or any other activity that requires a large shelter. Picnic area, small shelters, tables and grills are scattered throughout the park for your convenience. Bike sculpture, memorial tree lanes and fishing are all activites to see and do. Sunfish and crappies have been stocked into Whiskey Creek where it flows through Sunnybrook Park and public fishing is allowed between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm. For shelter reservations please call 218-631-7707.

Tapley Park

Playground equipment, open play area, large enclosed picnic shelter (may be reserved), tables, grill, restroom, soccer field, basketball court, nature trails/pond, horse shoe pits and volleyball court. Located at 617 Lincoln Ave SW.   

Click here for more information. To reserve Tapley Park's shelter please call 218-631-7707.

Traveler's Rest Area

Picnic tables, limited parking. Located at 110 Jefferson St N. 

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Walter Goedel Park (School District)

Picnic tables, limited parking. Located West Highway 29.