Dock Rentals:

Fountain Lake Dock Licenses:

** Due to the current closure of the Recreation Office, the dock renewal deadline will be extended. All applications, certificates of insurance and payments need to be received by 5pm on April 15th. The following are the best ways to return your renewals:

1. Mail to 221 E. Clark St. 
2. Place in the drop slot at City Hall – located at the main entrance off of Clark St.

*All checks should be made payable to The City Of Albert Lea. Insurance certificates can be emailed directly from your insurance agent to

OPEN DOCK APPLICATIONS will be accepted in person starting April 23rd at 6am at the Recreation Office located at the City Arena.

Dock licenses are available to all residents and non-residents.

Homeowners with property tied to a dock space and previous year dock renters will have right to first refusal to rent their spaces for the 2020 season from March 1st until April 1st. On April 16th at 6:00am any remaining dock spaces are open to the public for rental.

The cost is $150.00 in-town, and $200.00 out of town. Proof of insurance (with dock number included) in the amount of $1,000,000.00 is required when renewing/renting all dock spaces. You may mail in your renewal application with payment and insurance information to 221 E. Clark St., or drop off in the Recreation Office at the City Arena at 701 Lake Chapeau Dr.

City of Albert Lea Dock Ordinance

Fountain Lake Map of Dock Spaces


Marina Pilot Project

The Marina Pilot project will include a floating dock with four slip spaces. The marina will be west of the walk in gate near the parking lot at Edgewater Park.

There will be a fee of $1,250.00 per slip for the season. The rental space will be for a single water craft. Docks will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis. Once a dock space has been selected by the lessee, it will be assigned to that person until he/she fails to renew on the assigned dates coinciding with the Article II Dock Ordinance.

The fee is based on equipment costs in comparison of an individual purchasing a dock and the included cost of installation, removal, maintenance, storage and dock space fees.

If the pilot project is successful additional slips can be installed at a later date. The rental space will provide a convenient location for watercraft owners on Fountain Lake that desire a dock but do not wish to have the expense to purchase, install, remove and maintain each year. Lessee of the slip will be permitted to install one watercraft lift at the lessees expense adjacent to the dock although not attached to the dock which allows the floating dock to raise and lower with the water depth of the lake.

Please call the Parks and Recreation office 507-377-4370.