Get out and play
Published 10:00 am Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Editor’s note: The Tribune has had requests recently to print a listing of the main city parks. This information comes from the city’s website: www.cityofalbertlea.org.
Academy Park, Frank Hall and Third Street: 3.1 acres
This park has play apparatus, restrooms, a baseball/softball diamond, a warming house as well as ice skating and hockey in the winter, and is one of our nine parks that have play park leaders in the summer. Some new improvements include a new play apparatus and an in-line skating rink.
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Bancroft Bay Park, West end of Hammer Road: 74.1 acres
This is a natural park area with limited development. The amenities include two picnic shelters, picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms and hiking trails.
Bellview Park, Lincoln and First Avenue: 1.8 acres
This park has a baseball diamond, a tot-lot playground and picnic tables.
Brookside, Richway and Brookside: 4.2 acres
This area is open space that includes community gardens, tennis courts, and a boat landing.
City Beach, North Shore and Johnson: 1.6 acres
The City Beach is a swimming area with no lifeguards. The area also has picnic benches, restrooms, tennis courts and a sand volleyball court.
Dress Island, Botsford and Lakeview: 0.2 acre
Green space with benches.
East Gate Park, Eastgate and Garfield: 2.2 acres
This is a neighborhood park with green space, play apparatus and a basketball court.
Eberhardt Park, Eberhardt and David: 5.1 acres
This is a neighborhood park with a lot of green space, play apparatus, and a small shelter.
Edgewater Park, Edgewater and Lakeview: 62.6 acres
This community park is Albert Lea’s largest park, having an abundance of green space. It has four picnic shelters, all with fireplaces, that require reservations. This park has a public boat landing, a bandshell, horseshoe courts, play apparatus, a baseball/softball diamond, restrooms, and plenty of picnic tables. This park is closed during the winter.
Frank Hall Park and City Pool, Front St. and Frank Ave: 11.8 acres
Frank Hall Park is green space over looking the channel to Albert Lea Lake. Across the street, next to the pool, there are six tennis courts. A zero-depth splash pool and a 226-foot waterslide are some of the amenities in addition to the pool.
Fountain Lake Park, Broadway and Fountain St: 3.9 acres
This park contains green space, a gazebo for special events, and park benches overlooking Fountain Lake.
Hawthorne Park, Garfield Ave. and Hawthorne St: 4.3 acres
This neighborhood park is adjacent to Hawthorne Elementary School and has plenty of open space. It has play apparatus, a baseball/softball diamond, a warming house with ice skating and hockey in the winter, and is one of our nine parks with playpark leaders in the summer.
Hayek Park, 4th Ave. and Clark St: 19.1 acres
This park has two lighted baseball/softball diamonds, a batting cage, play apparatus, a basketball court, rest rooms, a warming house as well as ice skating and hockey in the winter.
Katherine Island, Albert Lea and Green Ave: 0.2 acre
A beautiful Island on Fountain Lake with park benches to relax on.
Lakeview Park, Lakeview and Willamor: 13.1 acres
This neighborhood park has play apparatus, a basketball court, restrooms, two soccer fields, a warming house and ice skating in the winter, as well as playpark leaders in the summer.
Memorial Park, Eighth Street and Margaretha: 4.9 acres
This neighborhood park has a baseball/softball diamond, play apparatus, and open space.
Morin Park, West Main Street and St. Mary: 3.2 acres
This park has restrooms, three tennis courts, two baseball/softball diamonds, play apparatus, and basketball court.
New Denmark Park (Lincoln Park), Bridge Avenue and Green Avenue: 1.1 acres
This beautiful green space next to Katherine Island, has park benches, a mermaid statue, and is abundant with flower gardens.
Pioneer Park, 100 Hawthorne Street: 3.5 acres
This neighborhood park has limited play apparatus, restrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of shade to relax in on a hot summer day next to the lake!
Shoff Park, Highway 13 and Elmira: 12.1 acres
This park is the home of Higbie Gardens where green space abounds. It also has a small picnic shelter, picnic tables, and limited play apparatus.
Shoreland Heights Park, The Fairway and Garden Lane: 2.3 acres
This park has a good amount of green space and limited play apparatus.
Shorewood Hills Park, Brookside Circle: 0.8 acre
Open space with limited play apparatus.
Snyder Fields, Bridge Ave. and Hershey Street: 13.1 acres
This community park is a lighted athletic complex entailing five ball diamonds, a concession stand with restrooms, picnic tables, minimal play apparatus, and four sand volleyball courts.
Sondergaard Park, Gene Ave. and 17th Street: 5.1 acres
This neighborhood park has a baseball/softball diamond, a basketball court, play apparatus, an abundance of green space, and is one of our nine parks that has Play park Leaders in the summer.
Southwest Park, Front Street and Maplehill Drive: 24.5 acres
This neighborhood park is adjacent to Sibley Elementary School and is abundant with green space. It has play apparatus, a basketball court, six tennis courts on the east end of the school and a baseball/softball diamond northeast of the school.
Troy Hammer Park, Hammer Road and Troy Road: 4.5 acres
This neighborhood park has play apparatus, a basketball court, a baseball/softball diamond, is one of nine parks that has Play park Leaders in the summer, and has a warming house with ice skating and hockey in the winter.
Valley Park, Valley Avenue and Giles Place: 1.7 acres
This neighborhood park has play apparatus, restrooms, and baseball/softball diamond.