Community Parks

Brook Peterson Community Park & The Lions Club Skate Park

Location: 1200 Oak Avenue
Hours: 7:00am – midnight

Brook Peterson Park is 40 acres, includes playground equipment, baseball and softball fields, ice hockey rinks, a concession stand and The Lions Club Skate Park. Skate Park Hours are 7:00am – 11:00pm. The Skate Park is open to all skill levels of skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bike riders. More details from the City of Waconia

Cedar Point Park

130 North Cedar Street at the corners of North Cedar Sheet and Lake Street
Hours 6:00am – 11:00pm

Cedar Point Park is 5.2 acres, has two tennis courts, a basketball court, play equipment, picnic tables, grills, walking trails and a fishing pier. The walking path along the shore of Lake Waconia continues west along Waconia Parkway to the Sugarbush and Willowbrooke subdivisions. More details from the City of Waconia

City Square Park

101 East Main Street, Main Street between Pine and Spruce Streets
Hours 6:00am – 11:00pm

City Square Park is 2.5 acres, includes playground equipment, walking paths, covered picnic shelter area, war memorials and Gazebo. Use of grills, restrooms and drinking fountains are available seasonally. Dogs are not permitted. This park serves as a gathering place for picnics, weddings, church services, playgroups, and community events, including; Nickle Dickle Day, Music in the Park, Movie in the Park and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Program. More details from the City of Waconia

Waconia Neighborhood Parks

  • Bent Creek Park, 1401 Mockingbird Drive - 4 acre park with play equipment and trails
  • Clearwater Mills, 300 15th Street East - 2 acre park with play equipment, open space
  • Fountain Park, 200 Second Street West - Open space
  • Fox Run Park, 1205 Highway #284 - 2 acre park with play equipment, a t-ball field and trails
  • Hilks Lake Park, 1568 Woodlawn Circle - 1 acre park with play equipment
  • Lakeview Terrace, 50 Lakeview Terrace Blvd - 6.5 acre park open space area, play equipment
  • Legacy Village Park, 860 Vista Blvd - Playground equipment
  • OakPointe Park,1431 Sparrow Road - 2.69 acres playground, basketball & tennis courts picnic areas
  • Old Towne Park, 1 First Street West - Park bench a couple of trees and some grass
  • Pheasant Ridge Park, 1150 Burandt Boulevard -1.5 acre park with play equipment and trails
  • Pinehill Park, 1262 Pinehill Boulevard - Play equipment
  • Sudheimer Park, 1500 Barton Street - Open space
  • Sugarbush Park, 1255 Waconia Parkway North - 4 acre park with play equipment, a ball field and trails.
  • Vista Point Park, 829 Vista Boulevard - Drinking fountain, gazebo
  • Waterford Park, 1702 Ravencroft Road - Play equipment, walking trails, open space, grills, covered picnic area
  • Wildhurst Park, 1300 Highway 284 - .5 acre park with play equipment and trails.
  • Windmill Creek Park, 1140 Windmill Creek South - Play equipment

Regional and Area Parks

Lake Waconia Regional Park

East of Waconia at 8170 Paradise Lane
Hours: October – April 8:00am – 9:00pm or sunset, whichever is later.
May – September 8:00am – 10:00pm or sunset, whichever is later.

Lake Waconia Regional Park has a swimming beach, play equipment, picnic shelter, volleyball area, and a sledding hill in the winter. The park is currently being developed into a 130 acre regional park. More park details from Carver County

Carver Park Reserve

7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria (8 miles from Waconia, north of Victoria on County Road 11)
Hours: 5:00am – 10:00 pm

Carver Park Reserve is home to the Lowry Nature Center, Grimm Farm Historic Site and King Waterbird Sanctuary. The 3,719 acre park has abundant wildlife, trails, wooded terrain, lakes and marshes. The area offers a full range of activities and opportunities including nature education at The Lowry Nature Center. Park activities include archery, biking, boating, camping, paddling, cross-country skiing, dog off-leash, dog trails, fishing, geocaching, hiking, horseback riding, living history, nature education, picnic areas, play areas, sledding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. More details from Three Rivers Park District

Baylor Regional Park, Onan Observatory

10775 County Rd. 33, Norwood Young America (7.8 miles west of Waconia)

The park provides a beautiful picnic and recreational setting next to Eagle Lake. The 201 acre park offers 50 camping sites. Thirty-five sites have water and electrical hookups. Other facilities include showers, beach house, swimming beach, lake access (boat ramp), 18-hole disc golf, 2 reservable picnic shelters, reservable community room with A/C, ball field, sand volleyball court, playground, tennis court horseshoe pits, five miles of trails for hiking and a ¼ mile boardwalk. The park has two shelters and a community room. The beach shelter is situated overlooking Eagle Lake; the Prairie Shelter overlooks park grounds and the cattail marsh and is conveniently located next to a ball field. The Community Room is inside a remodeled 1935 barn and is available year-round. More details from Carver County about Baylor Regional Park

Baylor Regional Park is home to the Onan Observatory, a state-of-the-art facility operated by the Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS). More details about Onan Observatory are available from the Minnesota Astonomical Society

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN (9.3 miles east of Waconia)

The Arboretum is part of the University of Minnesota and the largest public garden in Minnesota, with 1,000 acres of rolling hills, 74 specialty gardens and plant collections, and more than 5,000 plant varieties. Open year round, the Arboretum offers seasonal walking and tram tours, hiking and cross country ski trails – plus, a Library, Tea Room, Gift Shop and Conservatory. More details from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park

6900 Hazeltine Blvd., Chanhassen, MN 55331 (13.6 miles northeast of Waconia)

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park is a 340 acre developing park on the shores of Lake Minnewashta. Facilities include a swimming beach, bathhouse, concession stand, reservable picnic shelters, volleyball courts, creative playground, an18 acre off-leash dog park and public boat access. More details from Carver County