Fort Le Hillier historical marker south of Mankato. While the fort is long gone, the visible mound on which it was built remains. Easy canoe and kayak access to the Blue Earth River.
F.A. Buscher Park, in a quiet Mankato subdivision, offers a large picnic shelter and expansive green space.
Highland Park, near MSU in Mankato, offers ample space to roam, playground equipment, sand volley ball courts, picnic tables, and grills.
Hiniker Park and Pond in Mankato are local favorites for swimming and relaxing on the sandy beach without having to leave the city.
Janesville's own bowling alley, located right on Main Street A local favorite for leagues and open bowling.
Jaycee Park in Mankato offers ball fields, including some that are lighted for night play, and hosts softball and baseball leagues.
Kiwanis Recreation Area is a many-featured Mankato park located just north of town on Highway 169.
King Arthur Park, tucked in the middle of an Upper North Mankato neighborhood, offers several playground areas, green space, tennis and basketball courts, a ball field and winter ice skating.
Lake Crystal's premier indoor recreation center offering pool, gym, and a variety of classes and activities.
Land of Memories Park, located along the Minnesota River on the outskirts of Mankato, offers beautiful scenery including views of the river, green space and woodlands.