Wadena has an abundance of parks with varied recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to the next generation.

BN Park (100 Aldrich Ave. SW) Located in the heart of Wadena's business district, Burlington Northern Park surrounds our depot, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is perhaps the most valued spot in the community and is the stage for many summer activities that bring the community together. Rotary Corn and Chicken Feed and the Lion's Bar-b-que help to celebrate and reinforce our friendly, close knit community right in the heart of Minnesota. The park includes a band shell, picnic area, flowers and fountain. For information and reservations call 218-631-7707 or go to

Black's Grove (1 3/4 miles west on Hwy. 29, turn right on 620th Ave. and go about 3/4/ mile.) Log picnic shelter, hiking, cross country skiing, horse trails and mountain biking. Click here for trail map.

Fairground / Baseball Diamond (400 Ash Ave. NW)

Fink's Park (Northwest corner by swimming pool. 304 SW 7th St.)

John Ehlen Playground (716 3rd St. SE) Swing sets, playground equipment, open ball field, basketball court, shelter.

SW Athletic Field Complex (310 SW 7th St.) Open skating, hockey ice rinks, warming house, restrooms, playgrounds, basketball courts, open play area, fenced lighted ball field, open ball field, soccer field, five lighted tennis and basketball courts, shelters.

Softball / Horseshoe Complex (2701 2nd St. SW) Four fenced softball fields (1 lighted), concession/restroom building, sliding hill, horseshoe pits (competitive) lighted, shelter, restrooms.

Sunnybrook Campground (210 Harry-Rich Drive) Camping, restrooms, showers. dump station, laundry facilities, ducks, geese, buffalo and deer. Playground equipment, softball fields, horseshoe pits, frisbee golf, fishing (under 16 and over 65). 8:00 A.M. - 5 P.M. Open May 15 through October 1. Click here for campground map.

Sunnybrook Park 3 1/2 mile black top bike trail to Whitetail Run Golf Course. Five large shelters include: Lions I, Lions II, Rotary, Burch, and Knights of Columbus. These can be reserved for weddings, reunions, organizations, churches, schools or any other activity that requires a large shelter. Picnic area, small shelters, tables and grills are scattered throughout the park for your convenience. Bike sculpture, memorial tree lanes.

Tapley Park (617 Lincoln Ave. SW) Playground equipment, open play area, large enclosed picnic shelter, tables, grill, restroom, soccer field, basketball court, nature trails/pond, horse shoe pits and volleyball court.

Traveler's Rest Area (110 Jefferson St. N) Walter Goedel Park (West Hwy. 29)


What Wadena has to offer...

Check out everything going on in Wadena...from our Art Deco Downtown with great shopping and many historic storefronts to our many acres of public parks and campground...from our Art Deco Memorial Auditorium to our community wide celebrations, you will always find something happening in the Wadena Community. Wadena is uniquely situated in central Minnesota to be your gateway to north country recreation. Make Wadena the starting point for your golf or biking trip, the course and trails are well maintained and conditions are great!

Get In Touch

Wadena Chamber of Commerce
5 Aldrich Ave. SE
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-632-7704
Toll Free: 877-631-7704