Parks & Preserves
Located at the top of Main Street hill in Mankato, Alexander Park is a favorite place to play as it has a large playground, lots of open space, and tennis courts.
Bray Park features a large beach and play area along with a separate campground.
A city park with a paved trail running through a large wooded area.
Open park in upper North Mankato with lots of green space and a pond. Benson park also has a paved trail, playground, and restroom. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Claire's Creek is a small trail leading through a wooded area in the Mankato Diamond Creek subdivision.
Located just north of Madison Lake, this popular park with beach and lake access offers volleyball, picnicking, fishing, swimming, and a playground area.
Dotson Park is a quaint space in the middle of an established West Mankato neighborhood. Mature trees shade the playground and green space. Ice skating is available in the winter months. No pets allowed in the park.
City park featuring skating rink, ball fields and playgrounds. Well-used bike and walking trails.
Erlandson Park, located at the intersection of Victory Drive and Main Street in Mankato, offers tennis courts, basketball courts, playground equipment, and picnic areas.
Fasnacht Park, on the northeast side of the Madison Lake, is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and features a playground, basketball court, and t-ball field.