Parks, Trails and Recreational Areas

The City of Mankato has a number of beautiful parks and trails to explore. The parks are a great way to get into the outdoors, and to see different parts of the Mankato Area. There are even some unusual options, like a BMX skate park.

Mankato’s trails are a great place to walk, bike, in-line skate, and more. Trails in the Mankato area include the Sakatah Singing Hills Trail, the Red Jacket Bike Trail, the Minnesota River Trail, and the Seven Mile Creek Trail.

The parks in Mankato are another great choice for enjoying the great outdoors. One of the best handicapped-accessible nature centers in the state, the Williams Minneopa Learning Center, is located in the Mankato area. Minneopa State Park boasts the biggest waterfall in southern Minnesota.

Other parks in the Mankato area include Bluff Park and Riverview Park, Rasmussen Woods, Sibley Park, Spring Lake Park, Land of Memories Park, and Kiwanis Park.