Parks & Trails
202 Leland Parkway
Phone: 507-526-3803 (Warming House)
Phone: 507-526-7336 (City Hall)
Sledding and ice skating are popular at this recreational facility on Leland Parkway on county Road 16 between Main Street and Highway 169 in Blue Earth.
Season opening dates are usually the first part of December and closing is generally at the end of February.
Faribault County Fairgrounds/Campgrounds
Phone: 507-526-7336 (Blue Earth City Hall)
Located along the Blue Earth River, the Faribault County Fairgrounds is a beautiful place to camp or to spend a family afternoon. Along with playground equipment, the Fairgrounds offer ballfields, a walking/biking trail and grandstand.
The campgrounds offers camping with electric hookups, picnic shelters and play areas. Also available are public bathrooms and showers. Rates for camping are $20/night for electrical or $10/night for tents.
The County Fair takes place in the Faribault County Fairgrounds and is held in July.
Green Giant Statue Park
1126 Green Giant Lane
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Phone: 507-526-2916 (Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce)
Features 55 1/2 foot-tall Green Giant Statue, rain garden, picnic tables and tourist information center.
Interstate 90 Rest Stops
Interstate 90 west of Blue Earth exit.
Features a nature trail with tunnel that connects the east and west bound rest stops. Playground equipment, picnic tables and award-winning facilities. A gold concrete strip near the rest areas marks the point where the last concrete was laid connecting America’s longest highway.
14th and Main South Main
Heated swimming pool, wading pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, playground equipment, restrooms, shelter house, picnic tables, cross country skiing and hiking trails.
Nine-Hole Disc Golf in Putnam Park
Located at Fourteenth Street and Main in Putnam Park.
Blue Earth Pool in Putnam Park
The Blue Earth Municipal Swimming Pool is located in Putnam Park on the south end of Main Street. The Municipal Pool offers a leisure pool featuring a zero depth area, plunge pool, four lane lap pool, lifeguards on staff and a new bathhouse with concessions.
Drexler Bicentennial Trail in Putnam Park
Located in Putnam Park, 14th and South Main Streets, the Drexler Bicentennial Trail is a 1 1/3 mile trail that ventures along the Blue Earth River. The Cross Country Ski Trail is 2 3/4 miles of scenic winter enjoyment.
Little River Trail
This “Little” trail offers large excitement as the rugged unpaved trail winds along the Blue Earth River out to the I-90 rest stop. Signs will direct you to your destination.
Riverside Town and Country Club
36259 150th St.
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Features rolling, shaded and watered fairways and greens; attractive and comfortable clubhouse.
Located on Hwy. 169 North, 4 miles north of Blue Earth.
Steinberg Nature Park
Located ¼ mile east of Blue Earth on County Road 16. The 33 acre park provides a natural setting for visitors to enjoy native prairie plants, river views, woodlands, birding and natural habitat. The Steinberg Nature Park has a ½ mile crushed limestone trail that is accessible for all users.
Snow Rover Snowmobile Trail
Winter recreation is an important part of living in Minnesota. The Blue Earth Snow Rovers Snowmobile Club is located 1 1/2 miles south of Blue Earth. It connects to 100 miles of groomed trails. The Snow Rovers Snowmobile Club has a beautiful, warm and welcome club house, the only one in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. For more information contact the Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-526-2916.
Unity Trail (Paved bike/hike trail)
This newly constructed hard surface non-motorized recreational trail links the Faribault County Fairgrounds with the I-90 rest stops. Total length of the trail is 2.86 miles.
Blue Earth Middle/Elementary School Playground
6th and Moore
Newly remodeled playground equipment ensures your children will have a fun and safe visit.
The park also includes tennis court and basketball courts.