Parks and Recreation

Check out the Albert Lea Fall Fun Guide! Here’s where you’ll find details on hockey, ice skating, library programming for all ages, senior center happenings and special events like the Halloweeen Spooktacular and Holiday Bazaar.

Registration for fall programs opens Sept. 1.

Our community has abundant natural and historic areas that have been developed into over 300 acres of quality parks, recreation areas, and open space.

All of the parks are open to the public, free of charge.

Throughout Albert Lea, over 40 parks and recreation areas offer a wide variety of recreational and leisure facilities, including neighborhood park playfields, playground equipment, basketball courts, tennis courts, fishing areas, natural open spaces, picnic areas, softball and baseball diamonds, a swimming pool, a civic theater, a senior center, and an ice arena.

Other areas of special interest are the Albert Lea Audubon Nature and Wildlife Preserve Freeborn County Historical Museum and Pioneer Village, Big Island Rendezvous, Myre-Big Island State Park, and the Pelican Breeze Boat Tour on Albert Lea Lake.

Browse through Albert Lea Parks and Recreation – For the Good Life!


The Parks and Recreation offices are located at:
City Arena
701 Lake Chapeau Drive
Albert Lea

Parks and Recreation Partners:
Albert Lea Family YMCA
Albert Lea Community Education

Parks and Recreation Memberships:
National Recreation and Park Association
Minnesota Recreation and Park Association

Areas of Interest:
Albert Lea Audubon Society
Freeborn County Museum, Library, and Village
Big Island Rendezvouz
Myre-Big Island State Park

Healthy Living:
Albert Lea Blue Zones Project
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Bike Minnesota

New Denmark Park spring