Watona Park in Madelia offers a variety of outdoor activities including flower gardens and artwork, fishing, canoeing, a variety of sports fields, and camping.
Schimek Park is a county park along the Maple River, outside of Good Thunder, with hiking trails, fishing access, and a meadow picnic shelter.
Shady Oaks Campground, nestled along the banks of the Watonwan River, offers tent and RV camping, a canoe landing, fishing, a hiking trail, and more.
Lincoln Park, located in the Mankato residential neighborhood of the same name, is a small park containing the Boy in Blue Civil War Memorial.
Fallenstein Playground is an all-inclusive playground at Caswell Park in North Mankato that allows kids of all needs to have fun.
Indian Lake Conservation Area is a 120 acre wetland mitigation site providing excellent wildlife viewing. The site features a trail for hiking and horseback riding.
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.