Parks and Recreation

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, 41 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 theatre, 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!

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   The Parks and Recreation offices are located at the City Arena,

701 Lake Chapeau Drive
Albert Lea (507) 377-4370

Parks and Recreation Partners:
ymcaal.org
albertlea.k12.mn.us/community-education

Parks and Recreation Memberships:
nrpa.org
mnrpa.org

Areas of Interest:
albertleaaudubon.org
freeborncountyhistory.org
bigislandfestivalandbbq.org
dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/myre_big_island

Healthy Living:
albertlea.bluezonesproject.com
healthiergeneration.org

Biking:
bikemn.org

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.