Roe Crest Park, in an established North Mankato neighborhood, offers over three acres of green space, a ball field and playground.
Riverview Park, nestled between the Minnesota River and Highway 169 in North Mankato, is the perfect place to start a ramble along the western bank of the river.
Riverside Park in St. Peter, is a hidden gem nestled on the west bank of the Minnesota River just south of Highway 99.
Red Jacket Trail Park, located south of Mankato on Highway 66, offers access to the Red Jacket Trail, as well as views of the Red Jacket Trestle and the beautiful Le Sueur River.
The Rapidan Dam is an active, hydro-electric dam situated on the Blue Earth River.
Rapidan Dam Park, a few miles west of Rapidan, is adjacent to the Rapidan Dam and the locally famous Rapidan Dam Cafe & Store.
Rasmussen Woods, just off of Stoltzman Road in Mankato, is a nature sanctuary nestled in the heart of the city.
With a theme of "Forgive Everyone Everything," Reconciliation Park in Mankato was dedicated in 1997 to promote healing between Dakota and non-Dakota peoples.
The Roy T. Lindenberg Public Swimming Pool in St. Peter is open between the end of May and late August.
The Rex Macbeth River Trail runs along the west side of the Minnesota River from Riverview Park near the intersections of US 169 and Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato and terminates at Kiwanis Park in the North.