Parks & Recreation


Willow Creek Lane Park & Bark


Located at 300 Willow Creek Lane on the South edge of New York Mills, lies the Willow Creek Lane Park & Bark Dog Park.
This park is a work in progress with future plans for the perfect oasis for your pet to run, play and bark!  For now, there is fencing to
accommodate your most enthusiastic pet. Future plans will bring a shelter, benches, pet water station and more! 

Country View Playground

Park Shelter at Country View Playground Playground equipment with slide Playground from a distance with shelter and playground equipment
Country View Playground is our newest City playground, located just off of Hwy 67 North (across from the Cenex station) in the Country View Addition on Russ Parta Drive. Just newly developed, there are more things planned for the future of this site!

Smith Park


Two playground sets with slides, stairs and canopies Red swings with playground set in background picnic area with playground equipment in the distance

Located on East Park Street, just off of Broadway Avenue North you will find the charming and historic setting that is Smith Park, You can enjoy a full range of services among the majestic pines, including Camping and RV hookups, a picnic shelter, BBQ grills, picnic tables, restrooms, playground equipment, a skating rink and warming house. You can enjoy a summer baseball game or fireworks at the beautiful ballpark, complete with bleachers, or take in a high school football game on the adjacent high school track and field.  There are six camping spots available in Smith Park. The cost for parking is $15 per night with hookups or $10 without hookups. Electricity, water and a dump station are available. Spots are available on a first come/first serve basis. 

Central Park


Central Park is located in the heart of New York Mills along Centennial 84 Drive, just off of US Highway 10, taking either the east or west exit into town. A point of interest is the Continental Divide monument, showing the location of the city upon the continental divide, and the display of the flags of seven nations which have flown over the land. Also part of Central Park is a picnic shelter, a water fountain, and benches where you may rest and enjoy the beautiful flower garden. Many summer activities happen at Central Park, including the annual Fish Fry with vendors, Boatville Drag Races, Lund Mania Fishing Tournament Awards Ceremony and other Summer Celebration events. The Cultural Center hosts Art in Your Park events at Central Park as well as the other City parks in town during the summer months. See their website ( for dates and times. During the summer and fall months, take in the Farmer's Market, which is held on Wednesdays and most Saturdays at the park.

Lund Park

Lund Park is located off of US Highway 10 and accessed from Miller Street, near the main exit into New York Mills.  Lund Park offers a full range of services as well, including a picnic shelter, playground equipment, BBQ grills, basketball hoops, a gaga ball pit, two newly renovated regulation softball diamonds complete with new scoreboards, bleachers and dugouts, and a brand-new complex housing a concession stand, restrooms and announcer's tower. Right next door, the Legried Community Swimming Pool.  

The Sculpture Park/The Barn

The Sculpture Park is located just off of US Highway 10 taking the main exit into New York Mills, on the corner of Broadway Avenue North and Township Parkway.  You will be intrigued by the many sculptures, designed and built by local artists, including the world's largest tractor sculpture. The most recent addition to the Sculpture Park is The Barn and Grain Bin Gazebo. This project was a cooperated effort between the New York Mills Cultural Center and the City of New York Mills, with many volunteers and donors who worked together to make it come to fruition.  
The Barn is available for special private events by reservation. Contact the City Offices at 218-385-2213 for availability and to reserve. Flea Markets and Rummage Sales are allowed with paid reservation. Hours:  9:00 am - 10:00 pm

                        The Barn Shelter Rental Rates

Cleaning & Damage Deposit:  $50 (Due with Rental Agreement)

NYM Resident Weekday (Monday - Thursday)  $30
NYM Resident Weekend (Friday-Sunday)         $55
Non-Resident Weekday (Monday - Thursday) $40
Non-Resident Weekend(Friday - Sunday)       $75

* Non-Profit Organizations get 50% off Rental Rates (Deposit still applies)

Due to the high demand for the shelter during the summer months, a reservation is not official until the Rental Agreement is completed and the $50 deposit has been paid. The deposit shall be returned if the City Staff determines that all conditions of the agreement have been met. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. (Deposit required to secure reservation).

Rental Agreement and Checklist are available by clicking on heading for this park.






Hidden Trails Park

Hidden Trails Park (formerly Southside Park) is tucked back in the Hidden Trails addition, which may be accessed off of Otter Tail County Highway 67 South (South Main Avenue).  Take Wendy Woods Lane and go one block to the east.  South Park is located on the corner of Wendy Woods Lane and Randall Drive.  In this park, you will enjoy new playground equipment, basketball hoops, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and  a playing field.