Park Regulations


For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please follow the Park Regulations:

  • Parks hours are from 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in any park.
  • All parks and facilities are tobacco free.
  • There are no lifeguards at the City Beach, swim at your own risk.
  • Threatening and/or abusive language or conduct is not allowed in any park or public property.
  • All vegetation including trees, shrubs, flower beds, turf, and other natural growth cannot be cut or damaged.
  • Defacing or destruction of park buildings, structures, or other property is prohibited.
  • All pets must be on a leash in control by a person. Any feces must be removed by the person in control of the pet.
  • Fires are allowed only at designated picnic grills, fireplaces, and fire rings. All fires must be completely extinguished upon departure.
  • Litter must be placed in designated containers and dumping of refuse is prohibited.
  • Horses and motor vehicles are prohibited from park property except on designated trails.
  • Personal property cannot be stored in any park or on public land

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.