Dakota County Park

Find Dakota County Minnesota parks. Parks provide information on indoor and outdoor recreational areas and facilities, playgrounds, ball and athletic fields, trails, and general outdoor nature areas.

Alimagnet Park 1200 Alimagnet Parkway Burnsville MN 55337 952-431-4155

Antlers Park 9740 201st Street West Lakeville MN 55044 952-985-2710

Bunker Hill Park 7348 167th Street West Rosemount MN 55068

Camfield Park 14795 Canada Avenue West Rosemount MN 55068

Claret Park 15130 Claret Avenue West Rosemount MN 55068 651-322-6000

Crosstown East Park 35 Burnsville Parkway Burnsville MN 55337 952-894-1102

Dakota Hills Park 1560 Highway 55 Hastings MN 55033 651-438-4471

East Community Park 16700 Pilot Knob Road Lakeville MN 55044 952-985-4600

Emerson Park 993 South Robert Street West Saint Paul MN 55118 651-450-0460

Hill Dee Park 18299 Pilot Knob Road Farmington MN 55024

Lake Julia Park 187th Street West Farmington MN 55024

Neill Park 2598 Burnsville Parkway Burnsville MN 55337

Rambling River Park 99 Pine Street Farmington MN 55024 651-344-7238

Rosemount Winds Park 15675 Chippendale Avenue West Rosemount MN 55068 651-322-6000

Salem Hills Park 1642 Upper 55th Street East Inver Grove Heights MN 55077

Southern Lakes Park 10810 Alison Way Inver Grove Heights MN 55077 651-554-3440

Vets Field 1400 3rd Street North South Saint Paul MN 55075

About Dakota County Parks

Dakota County Parks are natural or semi-natural open spaces set aside for outdoor recreation, leisure, or preservation in Dakota County, MN. Almost all Parks in Dakota County are public spaces open to the general public, though there are some examples of private Parks. Most Dakota County and local governments have a Parks Department that is responsible for maintaining City Parks, Town Greens, Athletic Parks, and similar open spaces.

You may contact Parks for questions about:
  • Finding a Dakota County Park near you
  • Dakota County Park special events calendar
  • Athletic fields, training facilities, and sports facilities
  • Dakota County Park permits
  • Local, Minnesota State Parks & National Parks
Dakota County Public Parks

Dakota County City Park, also called an Urban Park or Municipal Park, provides recreation and green space for visitors and the residents of the local community. Common features of a City Park include walking paths, running trails, gardens, playgrounds, picnic tables, open lawns, and sports fields. Some may include public restrooms and an information center. A Neighborhood Park is a smaller-scale version of a City Park intended for the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. They are typically designed to give Dakota County residents, especially families with young children, open recreation space within walking distance of their homes.

Dakota County Town Parks

A Town Green is a Park that serves as a common area for civic gatherings, public celebrations, and Dakota County community events. They are often located in the center of a municipality, adjacent to the Dakota County City or Town Hall, and they are common sites for farmers markets, concerts, and similar gatherings. A City Square is an urban alternative to a Town Green and fulfills a similar purpose in a less natural setting.

Athletic Parks in Dakota County, Minnesota

Dakota County Athletic Parks consists of fields and facilities necessary for recreational and competitive sports. An Athletic Park may be designated for a single sport or activity, or it may be a complex of facilities that serves as a hub for athletic activities in a locality or region. Athletic Parks can range from a single Dakota County little league baseball field with a gravel parking lot to a large regional complex with a full array of amenities including locker rooms, training facilities, concession stands, field lighting, stadium seating, and press boxes.

Minnesota State Parks & National Parks

A National or Minnesota State Park is an area set aside for conservation by the federal government or a MN State government due to its environmental, historical, or cultural significance. National and State Parks also serve as tourist destinations and recreational areas. National Parks are managed by the U.S. National Parks Service, while Minnesota State Parks are usually managed by the Minnesota Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protection.