Albert Lea Parks System

Academy Park, Frank Hall and 3rd St; 3.1 acres
This park has play apparatus, rest rooms, a baseball/softball diamond, a warming house as well as ice skating and hockey in the winter, and is one of our eight parks that have play park leaders in the summer.

Pavilion at Bancroft Bay Park

Bancroft Bay Park, West end of Hammer Rd; 74.1 acres  This is a natural park area with limited development. The amenities include two picnic shelters, picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms and hiking trails.

Bellview Park, Lincoln and 1st Ave; 1.8 acres
This park has a baseball diamond, playground equipment and picnic tables.

Brookside, Richway and Brookside; 4.2 acres
This area is open space that includes community gardens, tennis courts, and a boat landing.  Brookside will also be the home of the new Environmental Learning Center.

City Beach, North Shore and Johnson; 1.6 acres
The City Beach is a swimming area with NO LIFEGUARDS. The area also has picnic benches, rest rooms, skate park and a sand volleyball court.

Dress Island, Botsford and Lakeview; 0.2 acre
Green space with benches and a new wooden bridge.

Play apparatus at Eastgate Park

East Gate Park, East Gate and Garfield; 2.2 acres This is a neighborhood park with green space, play apparatus and a basketball court.

Eberhardt Park, Eberhardt and David; 5.1 acres
This is a neighborhood park with a lot of green space, play apparatus, and a small shelter. 

Edgewater Park, Edgewater and Lakeview; 62.6 acres
This community park is Albert Lea’s largest park, having an abundance of green space. It has two picnic shelters, all with fireplaces, that require reservations. This park has a public boat landing, a band shell, horseshoe courts, play apparatus, a baseball/softball diamond, volleyball net, rest rooms, and plenty of picnic tables! A new picnic shelter will be built this fall.  This park is closed during the winter.

Frank Hall Park and City Aquatic Center, Front St. and Frank Ave; 11.8 acres
Frank Hall Park is green space over looking the channel to Albert Lea Lake. Across the street, next to the Aquatic Center, there are three tennis courts as well as a basketball court. A zero depth splash pool and a 226 ft. waterslide are some of the amenities in addition to the aquatic center.

Fountain Lake Park, Broadway and Fountain St; 3.9 acres
This park contains green space, a gazebo for special events, a children’s garden and park benches overlooking Fountain Lake.  Fountain Lake Park makes a unique and memorable setting for outdoor weddings.

egate2Hawthorne Park, Garfield Ave. and Hawthorne St; 4.3 acres
This neighborhood park is adjacent to Hawthorne Elementary School and has plenty of open space. It has play apparatus, a baseball/softball diamond, a warming house with ice skating and hockey in the winter, and is one of our eight parks with Play park Leaders in the summer.

Hayek Park, 4th Ave. and Clark St; 19.1 acres
This park has two lighted baseball/softball diamonds, a batting cage, play apparatus, a basketball court, rest rooms, a warming house as well as ice skating and hockey in the winter and is one of our eight parks with Play park Leaders in the summer.

Katherine Island, Albert Lea and Green Ave; .2 acre
A beautiful Island on Fountain Lake with park benches to relax on.

Lakeview Park, Lakeview and Willamor; 13.1 acres
This neighborhood park has play apparatus, a basketball court, rest rooms, two soccer fields, a warming house and ice skating in the winter, as well as Playpark Leaders in the summer.

Memorial Park, 8th St. and Margaretha; 4.9 acres
This neighborhood park has a play apparatus, and open space.

Morin Park, W. Main St. and St. Mary; 3.2 acres
This park has two baseball/softball diamonds, play apparatus, and basketball court.

New Denmark Park

New Denmark Park, Bridge Ave. and Green Ave; 1.1 acres This beautiful green space next to Katherine Island, has park benches, a mermaid statue, and is abundant with flower gardens.

Pioneer Park, 100 Hawthorne St.; 3.5 acres
This neighborhood park has new play apparatus, a picnic shelter that requires reservations, a small gazebo, rest rooms, picnic tables, and plenty of shade to relax in on a hot summer day next to the lake!

Shoff Park, Highway 13 and Elmira; 12.1 acres
This park is the home of Higbie Gardens where green space abounds! It also has a small picnic shelter, picnic tables, and limited play apparatus.

Shoreland Heights Park, The Fairway and Garden Ln; 2.3 acres
This park has a good amount of green space and new play apparatus.

Shorewood Hills Park, Brookside Circle; 0.8 acre
Open space with unique play apparatus.

Snyder Fields, Bridge Ave. and Hershey St; 13.1 acres
This community park is a lighted athletic complex entailing 5 ball diamonds, a concession stand with rest rooms, picnic tables, and four sand volleyball courts.

Sondergaard Park, Gene Ave. and 17th St; 5.1 acres
This neighborhood park has a baseball/softball diamond, a basketball court, play apparatus, an abundance of green space, and is one of our eight parks that has Play park Leaders in the summer.

Southwest Park, Front St. and Maplehill Dr; 24.5 acres
This neighborhood park is adjacent to Sibley Elementary School and is abundant with green space. It has play apparatus, a basketball court, six tennis courts on the east end of the school and a baseball/softball diamond northeast of the school and is one of eight parks that has Play park Leaders in the summer.

Troy Hammer Park, Hammer Rd. and Troy Rd; 4.5 acres
This neighborhood park has play apparatus, a basketball court, a baseball/softball diamond, is one of eight parks that has Play park Leaders in the summer.

Valley Park, Valley Ave. and Giles Place; 1.7 acres
This neighborhood park has play apparatus, rest rooms, and baseball/softball diamond and is one of eight parks that has Play park Leaders in the summer

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.