Parks and Amenities
Adams Park was donated to the City in 1938 for park and recreational use. 20 acres of land surrounds Grotto Lake and is commonly called as Grotto Park. Located along east Vernon Avenue, this park is best known for the location of the giant Otter statue. The park also offers a baseball field, playground equipment, two picnic shelters with tables and a BBQ grill. This park has been adopted by the Pioneer Home.
Athletic (T. H. Johnson Park)
T. H. Johnson Park land was donated to the City for public park use and boy do the 3.50 acres ever get used! Also called Athletic Park, a baseball field, tennis and basketball courts, new playground equipment, a new picnic shelter and tables, restrooms and drinking fountains offer lots of activity at the park located on north Vine Street and has been adopted by Girl Scout Troop #884.
Barefoot Park is a natural area located at the end of St. Andrews Street with a picnic shelter and walk connection to the river. The access is restricted, so the only annual event held in the park is the barefoot water skiing event. The Otter Tail River flowing beside the park has been added to the MNDNR Scenic River System.
Broken Down Dam
Broken Down Dam is a natural area located on the east side of Fergus Falls along Main Street. The park offers 11 acres of walking trails and has been adopted by the Family and Friends of Trevor Lee Moen.
Broadway (W.L. Burnap) Park
W. L. Burnap Park is 6.19 acres of land gifted to the city for park space. Commonly known as Broadway Park, this busy park is a hot spot for summertime activities! The field is used for youth baseball and softball. The school uses the tennis courts for practices and games. There is a picnic shelter with tables, electrical outlets, horseshoe pits, a restroom and drinking fountain. A large playground is also located at the park. The park is the host to the Big Friday (the youth baseball playoff’s) activities as well. This park has been adopted by Girl Scout Troop #621.
City Hall Park
Located behind historic City Hall on west Washington Ave, the .25 acres of City Hall Park is a great place to sit at a picnic table and enjoy your lunch on a beautiful summer day. Flower beds and the close proximity to the Otter Tail River and River Walk, make this park a hidden gem in our community, which has been adopted by City Hall employees.
Cleveland Outdoor Ice Rink
The Cleveland outdoor ice rink is a neighborhood favorite during the winter months because of close proximity to the schools and the cozy warming shed. The warming shed is staffed during set hours and pleasure skaters and hockey players alike love the chance to play under the lights.
Delagoon Recreation Area
Located along the Pebble Lake Road, the Delagoon Recreation Area's 192 acres is destination for the outdoors minded. Enjoy camping in one of the 22 tent sites or 14 trailer camping sites in the city campground, throwing out a line from the fishing pier or using the boat launch to get out on Pebble Lake. Family get-togethers are very popular in Delagoon Park because of the picnic shelters with tables, barbeque grills and playground equipment. The park is the home to the American Legion baseball field, 6 softball fields, a volleyball court, 4 soccer fields. Drinking fountains, electricity and restrooms are also amenities which make this park a popular destination. You can also use the park to get connected to the Central Lakes Trail.
Fergus Falls Community Arena
Being constructed at the Roosevelt Education Center, the community arena is scheduled to open in early winter of 2011. Two sheets of ice will be in the facility- one in the main rink and the other in the practice rink. A heated observation area, concessions stand and meeting space are all in the building plans. Open skating times for the public will be offered.
George B. Wright Park
This park commemorates real estate agent George B. Wright’s 1870 vision of creating Fergus Falls as a regional trade center. With flower beds, park benches and a close proximity to both the downtown and Otter Tail River areas, the George B. Wright Park is a reminder of how far our city has come. The park has been adopted by the youth of First Lutheran Church.
Godel Park is located just off of County Road 1 along the shore of Hoot Lake. A natural area with prairie restoration in the some areas, this park offers shore fishing, a boat launch and a water channel connection to nearby Wright Lake. The park is home to the YMCA triathlon staging area and finish line during the annual July event.
Kennedy Natural Area is a tree nursery with rustic paths and steep slopes. It is located on the west end of town near the wastewater treatment plant.
Located in the middle of Fergus Falls, the nearly one mile of paved road around Lake Alice is a popular destination for walkers, runners, bikers and families to get some exercise and fresh air. The five acres of park land are a great place to stop for a picnic lunch and watch the natural wildlife around the lake. Lake Alice is an important community focal point and it is visited frequently by walkers and pleasure drivers. If ice conditions permit, Lake Alice offers a place to ice skate during the winter months. A staffed warming house is open with posted hours.
NP Park is located on 2.80 acres on north Cascade Street near the Fergus Falls Public Library and Lake Region Hospital. Park amenities include electricity, a picnic shelter and tables, restrooms and lots of playground equipment. This park has been adopted by the Noon Kiwanis service club.
A former downhill ski hill, Old Smokey has been converted into a natural area on the west end of town. It is the site of the indoor Rifle and Pistol Club.
Pebble Lake Picnic Shelter
The Pebble Lake Picnic Shelter is located off of Pebble Lake Golf Drive and has a fabulous lake overview. The picnic shelter is a popular destination for family reunions, graduation parties and special events. A shelter with updated kitchen facilities can be reserved through the Park and Recreation Department.
Pebble Lake Beach
The Pebble Beach offers options for a few hours or a whole day of family fun! Barbeque pits, drinking fountains, a picnic shelter with tables and electricity, a restroom and playground equipment are all located in the park area. The lake is a great place to cool off during the summer months and lifeguards staff the lake during set summer hours. It is a also hot spot for both summer and winter fishing.
Red Sox Park
Red Sox Park with its neighborhood feel is tucked away along County Highway 1. The park 12.6 acres of open area, softball fields, a playground and picnic tables.
Riverview Waterfowl Sanctuary
The Riverview Waterfowl Sanctuary is located near the high school levy. 4.68 acres of park benches, beautiful trees and a landscaped shoreline round out this quaint park not far from downtown Fergus Falls. This park is home to the many ducks and geese living in the community. A fishing pier into the Otter Tail River is available for use by the public.
Robert Hannah Park
The Robert Hannah Park is located off of west Vernon Avenue and overlooks the Otter Tail River. With 4.35 acres of space, the park hosts softball games, has a boat launch, with shore fishing, picnic tables, an open play area and new playground equipment.
Roosevelt Park is located near the Kennedy School site. Almost ten acres of rolling hills make this a great sledding destination during the winter months. Two picnic shelters are popular spots for get-togethers with tables, electricity and restrooms. There is also a playground located in the park. The park is the host of weekly summer concerts in the park.
Van Dyk Park
Van Dyk Park is located on west Lincoln Avenue next to the Otter Tail County Historical Society. Spread out over 2.90 acres, there is a picnic shelter, tables, playground equipment, electrical outlets and beautiful flower beds to enjoy. This park has been adopted by the Pine to Prairie Girl Scout Troop #360.
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Veteran’s Memorial Park is located on east Lincoln Avenue behind the Fire Hall. With quiet park benches and plenty of wildlife to observe, this park is truly amazing when the Walk of Flags is set up. Flower gardens, a commemorative statue and the start of the river walk round out the beauty of this downtown park.
The City of Fergus Falls Adopt-A-Park program develops pride in the parks and open spaces of our community. We encourage increased use of our park system by providing a safe and clean environment for families or individuals to plan activities, events or just to relax.
Many of our city’s parks are available for adoption. If individuals or organizations are interested in adopting a park, please contact the Park, Recreation and Forestry office at 218-739-3205.Pebble Lake Golf Club & Course