Park, Recreation & Forestry Department
 
 

Park & Recreation
121 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912
(507)433-1881
 


 
 
Park Addresses
 

BUSTAD - 8th Street and 14th Ave. SW
BANDSHELL COMMUNITY - 4th Street and 9th Place SW
CRANE - 8th Street and 16th Ave. NE
CULLEN - Between 10th-12th Street & 11th Ave. SW
DECKER - 19th Street and 6th Ave. NE
EAST SIDE LAKE - 8th Ave. and Oakland Place NE
GALLOWAY - 8th Street and 2nd Ave. SW
HONOR GUARD - 8th Street NE
HORACE - North Main Street
KAUFMAN - 8th Street and 11th Ave. SE
LAFAYETTE - 8th Ave. SE and South Main Street
LAFAYETTE-EAST - 7th Place SE and South Main Street
EARLY MORNING LIONS - Oakland Place NE
MURPHY CREEK - 7 St. & 24 Avenue NW
J. C. HORMEL NATURE CENTER - 1304 21 Street NE
NORTH DRIESNER - 8th Street and Oakland Place SE
NORTHWEST - 12th Street and 13th Ave. NW
ORCHARD CREEK - 16 Avenue SW
ROTARY CENTENNIAL - South Main & 8th Ave. SE
SHERMAN - 14th Street and 6th Ave. NW
SHIRLEY THEEL MEMORIAL -  400 25 Street SW
SOUTH DRIESNER - Oakland Place SE
SOUTH GROVE - 21st Ave. and 4th Drive SW
STERLING - 17th Street and 5th Ave. SW
SUTTON - 12th Street and Oakland Place SE
TODD - 11th Street and 21st Ave. NE
WHITTIER - 7th Street and 3rd Ave. SE
WILDWOOD - 1st Street and 16th Ave. NE
WORLEIN - 606 1 Dr NW

 

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURT LOCATIONS

Lions Park.....8 Street & Oakland Place NE
Todd Park by the large pavilion......11 Street & 21 Avenue NE
Todd Park by the South Complex.....11 Street & 21 Avenue NE

 

OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURT LOCATIONS

Riverside Arena Parking.....501 2 Avenue NE
Rotary Centennial Park.....South Main & 8 Avenue SE
Sherman Park.....14 Street & 6 Avenue NW
South Grove Park.....21 Avenue & 4 Drive SW

 

PARK INFORMATION

TOBACCO FREE POLICY:  The City of Austin has adopted a policy which prohibits the use of tobacco in all city facilities or at any playground/park location.  Please be considerate to others and abide by the policy.

PET RESTRICTIONS: The Dog Park area is located East of South Main Street between 1st and 2nd Street SE along the north side of the river.

OWNERS MUST CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR PET!

PARK RULES:  Parks are closed from 10:30 pm to 7 am. No camping, no driving or parking on the grass, no glass, no hitting golfing balls. Speed limit is 15 mph. For your safety and the safety of others please follow these rules. Violations of this ordinance can carry up to a $700 fine.

BANDSHELL:  If a group would like to use the Bandshell they must fill out a request form at the Office. Electricity is available - if used there will be a $25 charge.

BURNING IN PARKS IS PROHIBITED:  A permit may be acquired at the Park and Recreation office to use the fire ring at Sutton Park. No fires in any park other than in grills for cooking.

WALKING PATHS:  There is a 1/2 mile walking path at Shirley Theel Memorial Park which was provided by the Austin Zontas. The Mill Pond Path is .88 of a mile and located on North Main.

BIKE TRAILS
The Todd Park Bike Trail leaves from the Mill Pond Path.  The trail heads east along 8th Avenue NE, then North on the East side of the railroad tracks and then into Todd Park.  2.1 miles in length.
The Cedar River Bike Trail leaves from the Mill Pond Path.  This trail follows the Cedar River, winding through Driesner Park and ends at the Bandshell Community Park and Skinner's Hill.  2.1 miles in length.
The East Side Lake Bike Trail leaves the Mill Pond Path and follows 8th Avenue NE to East Side Lake.  The trail continues around the lake and follows Oakland Avenue to Driesner Park where it connects to the Cedar River Trail.  2.1 miles in length.

SHELTERS: Several shelters are available in all parks to reserve.  You may click on the facility rental tab for more information or call the office to inquire.

DISC GOLF:  Located throughout Todd Park is a 27 Hole Disc Golf Course. If you are looking for something new and challenging grab your disc and give the course a try. Course maps and scorecards are available in our Office. There is also a course located in Driesner Park.

KEG PERMITS:  Permits are required for kegs in the parks. Permits are available in the Park and Recreation Office. There is a two week waiting period and a $10 fee. Cans are allowed without a permit.  Please NO glass.

**NO GLASS IS ALLOWED IN ANY CITY PARK!**

 
WALKING PATHS AND BIKE TRAILS

Shirley Theel Memorial Park Path was provided by the Austin Zontas and is located in Southwest quadrant of the city. The path is .5 miles in length.

Mill Pond Path a bike/walking trail circles the beautiful Mill Pond is located on North Main Street and is .88 miles in length.

Todd Park Bike Trail is 2.4 miles in length and leaves from the Mill Pond Path; the trail then heads East along 8th Avenue NE and continues North on a shady pathway to Todd Park.

Cedar River Bike Trail leaves from Mill Pond Path and following the scenic Cedar River, winding through Driesner Park and ending at the Bandshell Community Park/Skinner’s Hill and is 2.1 miles in length.

East Side Lake Bike Trail advances off the Mill Pond Path and follows 8th Avenue NE to East Side Lake. The trail then continues around the lake and follows Oakland Avenue to Driesner Park where it connects to the Cedar River Trail.

Wildwood Park Trail is 1.25 miles in length and proceeds from Todd Park following a scenic shaded trail behind the Hormel Corporate Office over Wolf Creek and ends at Wildwood Park

 
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