Lester Prairie residents and visitors enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities:

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 to observe nature while walking 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.

More information: Contact Bob Messer by e-mail at, or call (320) 395-2975.

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.

Lester Prairie City 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, batting tunnel, 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. The large shelter is available for rent by calling city hall, (320) 395-2646.

See also:  Dakota Regional Trail | Swimming Pool