About Our Parks

  • There are 37 designated City Parks operated and maintained within the corporate city limits. In addition to parks, the City also has areas of open space and several recreational facilities.

    The current total acreage managed or maintained by the City is approximately 350 acres. The City has over 17.5 acres of park and recreational land per 1,000 residents. The City also has additional acreage devoted to recreation and open green space that is managed by the Willmar School District and other public and private entities.
    Willmar CER is responsible for the operations of the parks and recreational facilities. Willmar CER is overseen by a Joint Powers Board agreement between the City and the Willmar Public School District. The Willmar Public Works Department is responsible for the major undertaking of maintaining these facilities for the safe use by the community and visitors. Each park has been profiled to determine what amenities are located at each park, and the current condition of these amenities. These park profiles are shown by clicking here.