The City of Mankato says due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, and playground equipment (public and private) with community access are closed. Since the stay-at-home executive order limits gatherings, reservations at any city park shelter, facility or the campground are not being accepted at this time; and, park restrooms are closed. The closures are designed to help benefit health and safety.

What’s open?
Mankato’s parks remain open, and residents are encouraged to walk, bike, run or hike in the parks. Help us help you–practice social distancing (also called physical distancing) by avoiding person-to-person contact and staying at least six feet away from others. It can help reduce the spread of illness.

Park options include:

  • Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue, features more than two miles of walking trails available at three levels: easy, moderate or experienced.
  • Rasmussen Woods, 555 Stoltzman Road, has five miles of hiking trails.
  • Riverfront Park, 309 West Rock Street, has walking/hiking trails.

Hiking/walking trails are also available in a number of neighborhood parks.