Join the Summer Fun at Our Favorite Redwood County Parks

Monday, July 26, 2021

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It’s Park and Recreation Month - the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that the Redwood Area has to offer! From ballgames to camping, the fun is at an all-time high during summers in Redwood County! We have hiking, camping, fishing, frisbee-golf, skating, zoos and more to keep families entertained throughout the summer and year-round. Our community is an incredible place for families and outdoor adventurers. 

Four Outdoor Recreation Spots in Redwood County

There are so many fun things to do in Redwood County that it’s difficult to narrow it down to a short list. Still, here are our favorite parks and recreation sites. 

#1 Plum Creek Park

Plum Creek Park is named for the same picturesque Plum Creek that Laura Ingalls Wilder referenced in her books. Located near Walnut Grove, this 215 acre park includes many opportunities for fun! The park features the large Lake Laura that is open to swimmers and fishers, scenic hiking trails and a spacious campground with 65 RV sites and 5 primitive sites.  

#2 Ramsey Park

Ramsey Park is the largest municipal park in the State of Minnesota at a whopping 256 acres in size. Often referred to as the “Little Yellowstone of Minnesota”, the park’s beauty is enhanced by the picturesque Ramsey Falls. Historic 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corps shelters and bridges add to the charm. The park even includes a small zoo with prairie dogs, elk, deer and buffalo. The park offers abundant hiking opportunities and a large campground with electrical hookups and bathroom facilities. 

#3  Memorial Athletic Complex

The Athletic Complex serves both the City of Redwood Falls and the Redwood Area School District. It is located in the center of the community with easy access provided by the trail and sidewalk pedestrian system of Redwood County. The Memorial Athletic Complex includes a baseball field and stadium, two tennis courts, a multi-skate park, concession stands, the Redwood Falls Aquatic Center and playground equipment. It is a popular location for festivals, ballgames and a variety of other activities. 

#4 Kuhar Park

Kid playing at a parkKuhar Park is located right along Highway 6, one half mile north of U.S. Highway 14, making it the perfect location for travelers to stop for rest and exercise. Locals love it too. The park has a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, picnic shelters and a campground with bathroom facilities and electrical connections. 

In addition to these park gems, Redwood County has multiple other neighborhood parks that include playgrounds, walking trails and picnic shelters. Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway runs through the area, beckoning road trippers and boasting Minnesota’s natural beauty. The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway has six state parks along its route that offer beautiful trails and paddling opportunities. 

Redwood Area Development Corporation encourages you to join the summer fun at our outstanding outdoor recreation spots. There is so much to do and see in Redwood County. Click here to learn more about the great quality of life here.

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