Parks & Trails
The Sartell area is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty.
The Mississippi and Watab Rivers flow through the middle of the city and serve as primary sources of natural beauty. Sartell’s Parks are also primary sources of beauty and provide many active and passive recreational opportunities for youth, seniors and families.
The City is continually challenged to keep pace with growing demands for park and recreational facilities. There is currently 11 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents, which meets the City goal of 10 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents.
Our Parks & Trails
Sartell has 28 active parks and a handful of natural greenways with approximately 48 miles of trails. The city’s trail system connects with community facilities as they are developed.
Park shelters open May 1 for rentals.
Wading Pool AND new Splash Pad open May 31
Wading Pool at Celebration Park open daily: 12-7 PM *must be 70 degrees out for pool to be open
Splash Pad at Watab Park open daily: 10 AM-8 PM
Explore Our Parks
220 Riverside Ave S
This Community Park is located on Riverside Avenue South, just one block south of the Sartell Bridge. This park offers a great fishing pier for residents interested in fishing the Mississippi River. Picnic benches are also available for a meal while trying to bring in the catch of the day.
1017 19th Ave N
Located in the Celebration neighborhood this public park offers a wading pool, play structure, half-basketball court and open space.
Wading pool will be open anytime the temperature outside is 70 degrees or above. Wading pool hours are 12:00-7:00 PM daily.
850 19th ST S
Located next to the Sartell Community Center this area features the Angel of Hope statue and walking trail around Lake Francis. Access to the trail can be provided by parking at or near the Community Center location (850 19th ST S).
Learn more about the Angel of Hope statue and how you can purchase a brick paver.
1030 1st St N
This neighborhood park is situated off of Pinecone Road along the Watab River. Open space, trails, trees and benches are abundant in this space along with playground. The gazebo can be rented by the hour on a first come, first serve basis. Please click here to learn more about renting the gazebo.
710 12th St N
This City Park is located along 12th Street North. You can find a large play structure, swings, open pavilion, 10 grills, swinging benches, basketball court, volleyball court, Soccer Field, Softball Field, Tennis Courts, disc golf course, and horseshoe pits. Visit in the winter to enjoy the sliding hill, or hike the nearby trails year-round. The Northside Park open-air structure and soccer field are both available to rent. Click here to learn more about renting at Northside Park.
1105 Central Park Blvd
Located West of Pinecone Road, Pinecone Central Park features baseball fields, soccer fields, restrooms, and nearby trails. Attached is the Sartell dog park, separated by large and small breed sections.
252 Riverside Ave N
Located on Riverside Avenue, this park includes a monument, gazebo, water feature, open space and swinging benches facing the Mississippi River. Find history placards and learn about the former Paper Mill.
425 1st St NE
Val Smith Park is a city park situated along County Road 29. This park has two play structures, swings, open and enclosed pavilions, picnic tables, horseshoes, sliding hill, a baseball field, a hockey rink, a basketball court, a volleyball court, Pickleball courts, a softball field, grills, restrooms and swinging benches.
A new shelter was constructed in 2017 for the enjoyment of the community. To rent this structure, please click here.
7 Riverside Ave N
Located on Riverside Avenue South, you will find a wading pool, restrooms, play structures, swings, swinging benches, picnic tables, a softball field, grills, a volleyball court, and trails.
The completely enclosed park shelter was renovated in 2019 and is available to rent. Please click here for rental information.
Next to the park shelter, the new splash pad, bathrooms and playground equipment! Splash pad is open daily from 10 am – 8 pm.
These are extra amenities you can use during your rental period but it will still be open to the public.
1513 Grizzly Lane
This neighborhood park is situated North of Grizzly Lane. This park contains a play structure, swings, swinging benches, picnic tables, a basketball court, a volleyball court and trails.