Information updated March 2022

Lester Prairie offers many choices for outdoor recreation. Any questions should be directed to city hall at 320-395-2646.

Sunrise Nature Park

Where: Located on the east side of Lester Prairie. The main parking lot entrance is near McLeod County Road 9.

Features: A peaceful 50-acre setting with nearly two miles of trails. Includes a variety of prairie grasses, such as Indian grass, switch grass, bluestem, Canada wild rye, and wheatgrass. The park is open to the public, but no motorized vehicles are allowed.

Central Square Park

Where: Located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Juniper Street in downtown Lester Prairie.

Features: A veterans memorial with names of many people who served in the military and have a connection to Lester Prairie, including those who served in the National Guard or Reserve during peacetime. Also includes a gazebo, walkways, benches, lighting, landscaping, and a message board advertising community events.

Prairie Ridge Park

Where: Located in the Prairie Ridge development on the east side of the city.

Features: Playground equipment.

2nd Ave S. Park

Where: Located on the south side of Second Avenue South near Pine Street South.

Features: A tennis court, basketball court, sand volleyball court, nine-hole flying disc golf course, two batting tunnels, one baseball field, one lighted softball/football field (Bulldog Field), two Little League fields, one T-ball field, playground equipment, grills, picnic shelters, and restrooms. To rent the large shelter, call city hall, 320-395-2646.

See also:  Dakota Regional Trail | Swimming Pool