Union Square Park is home to Belle Plaine’s largest annual event, Bar B Q Days, every July. It’s also the location of Tiger Park.

Community Parks

Court Square    Court & Walnut
4.8 acres, field, picnic shelter, playground, grills, horseshoe pits, restrooms, historic home.

Chatfield Square    State & Elm
1 acre, playground, half court basketball, field.

Fountain Park    Court & Cherry
2.1 acres, playground, picnic shelter, open-softball field, DNR acreage access, restrooms.

Heritage Square    Ash & Orchard
7 acres, baseball field, skate park, basketball court and playground equipment, shelters, trail.

Union Square    Prairie & Market
5.2 acres, picnic shelters, band shell, grills, playground, baseball field, horseshoe pit, restrooms; location of annual Bar-B-Q Days celebration.

Other Park Areas

Creekside Park    931 Park Dr.
Playground equipment and basketball court.

Century Park    200 W. Century St.
Playground equipment, sand volleyball courts, gazebo.

Deer Park     N. of Deer Creek Pkwy.
7.7 acres, natural habitat.

Hickory Park    Orchard & Laredo
4 acres, playground equipment, multi-use recreational rink.

Meadow Park    Laredo & Scott
4 acres, trail, Little League/soccer field.

Prairie Park    Linden & Park
2.1 acres, playground, picnic shelter, lighted softball field, restrooms, parking.

Townsend Park    Meridian & Main
Downtown garden, fountain.

Veteran’s Memorial Park    Hwy. 169 & Meridian
0.12 acres, trail, flag display.

Swimming Pools/Skating

Municipal Swimming Pool    952-873-2333
Swimming pool/kiddie pool (open in season), hockey & recreation, four lighted tennis courts, warming hut.

Regional Parks

Scott County Parks    952-496-8475
Web site    www.co.scott.mn.us

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park
400 W. 260th St., New Prague
This 20-acre site, formerly operated as the Cedar Lake Farm and Day resort, offers shore fishing, swimming beach, picnic sites. Part of a future 300-acre regional park that will feature wetlands, Big Woods forest and 4,000 feet of shoreland, public recreation.

Doyle Kennefick Regional Park
This 490-acre park in Cedar Lake Township is still undeveloped.

Spring Lake Regional Park
This 347-acre park on the northern shore of Spring Lake is still undeveloped.

Three Rivers Park District    763-559-9000
Web site    www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

Cleary Lake Regional Park
18106 Texas Ave. S. (Co. Rd. 27), Prior Lake    763-694-7777
Biking, hiking, canoeing, golfing, swimming and picnicking, cross country skiing. It has 1,045 acres.

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
15501 Murphy Lake Rd. (Co. Rd. 75), Savage    763-694-7777
Hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. This is a 2,400 acre park.

Three Rivers also operates:
The Landing-Minnesota
Heritage Park
2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee    763-694-7784
Web site    www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
3815 American Blvd., E.,
Bloomington    952-854-5900
Web site    www.fws.gov/midwest/Minnesotavalley
Made up of eight separate units, the 14,000-acre Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge runs from Bloomington to Jordan, along both sides of the Minnesota River. Nearby Chaska, Rapids Lake and Louisville Swamp Units combine to provide 4,700 acres of outdoor opportunities such as hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation and photography as posted on Refuge interpretive signs.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska    952-443-1400
Web site    www.arboretum.umn.edu

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers more than 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens, natural woodlands, wetlands and prairie, plant collections, and displays. Walk, hike, cross-country ski more eight miles of trails. Open 363 days a year.


DNR-owned River Valley State Trail runs along the river (the federal and state governments own various parts of the river frontage being preserved). A boat landing, adjacent to the Minnesota River bridge in Belle Plaine, offers access to the river.


Horseback Riding/Lessons
Minnesota Valley Riders Saddle Club
Joyce Johnson    952-873-6495

River Valley Ranch
16480 Co. Rd. 45, Carver    952-361-3361

Sports Clay Ranges

MN Horse & Hunt Club
2920 – 220th St., Prior Lake    952-447-2272


Baylor Park
10775 Co. Rd. 33, Norwood Young America    952-466-5250

Dakotah Meadows
2341 Park Pl., Prior Lake    1-800-653-CAMP
or     952-445-8800

Fish Lake Acres Campground
3000 210th St. E., Prior Lake    952-492-3393

Minneapolis S.W. KOA
3315 166th St. W., Jordan    952-492-6440

MN Horse & Hunt Club (Campground & RV Park)
2920 – 220th St., Prior Lake    952-447-2272

MN Valley Trail State Park/Rec Area
19825 Park Blvd., Jordan    952-492-6400

Shakopee Valley RV Park
1245 Bluff Ave. E., Shakopee    952-445-7313

Will’s Riverview RV Park
1705 3rd Ave. W., Shakopee    952-445-5323

Youth Sports

District 716 Community Education    952-873-2411
To include other youth sports in next year’s guide, please call  952-445-3333 or send an e-mail to agentile@swpub.com.

Adult Sports

Amateur Baseball
Brett Kruschke    612-327-2715

Over 35 Baseball
Mike Zellmann    612-518-0691

Nelson Ladd    952-873-2411

Paul Chard    952-873-4568

Andy’s    952-873-2207
Johan’s    952-873-6740
Neil’s    952-873-6810
Red Door    952-873-6305

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