Elk River Parks Department

Find Elk River Minnesota parks departments, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, and recreational land use.


Elk River Recreation Parks and Recreation 1104 Lions Park Drive Elk River MN 55330 763-635-1150


About the Elk River Parks Department

The Elk River Parks Department usually refers to a or local government agency that is responsible for a wide range of public facilities used for active or passive recreation or as open spaces in Elk River, MN. These include Elk River public parks, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor pools, other sports facilities, trails, and nature preserves.

You may contact the Parks Department for questions about:
  • Elk River parks and recreation facilities
  • Park permits
  • Community events in Elk River, Minnesota
  • Recreation and athletic programs
  • Elk River Parks Department jobs and employment
Elk River Public Parks

The maintenance of Elk River Parks Department facilities is a central responsibility of the Parks Departments. Using a combination of Department employees and contractual service providers, Parks Departments keep facilities clean and in good repair. They may also plan and manage upgrades, expansions, and capital improvements to Elk River parks in response to the aging of facilities or changes in public demand. The Elk River Department of Parks and Recreation is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating the use of their facilities. A variety of clubs, sports leagues, and community groups utilize park facilities in Elk River. Parks Departments attempt to accommodate and balance the needs of the Elk River community in making facilities available to interested groups and the general public and may issue Elk River park permits for authorized use.

Community Park Programs & Events

The Elk River Parks Department also provides programs, activities, and services with its own staff and resources. Parks Department programs include youth and adult swim lessons, Little League baseball and other organized sports, fitness classes, and summer camps. The Elk River Parks Department also runs programs in partnership with other Elk River community organizations. The Parks and Recreation Department is often in charge of organizing special events such as Elk River 4th of July celebrations, other holiday events, fishing derbies, and festivals.

State Parks in Elk River

Elk River State Parks are the responsibility of the Minnesota State Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protections. The U.S. National Parks Service (NPS) manages all national parks, as well as many national monuments and other properties with special designations.