Parks and Recreation

Hubbard County Parks & Recreation

Outdoor recreation is an important part of early childhood development and for a healthy lifestyle as we mature.  Hubbard County Parks and Recreation encourages healthy living by offering multiple opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Heartland Park is located in Park Rapids next to the Fish Hook River. The Park has the following amenities: 3 picnic shelters, playground equipment, horseshoe court, tennis/pickleball court, basketball court, softball/baseball field, public access, fishing pier, public swimming beach and restrooms. It also is at the start of the Heartland Trail. The picnic shelters can be reserved for gatherings. 
  • Lake George Community Park is in Lake George on Paine Lake. The park has the following amenities: basketball court, softball/baseball field, playground equipment, bathroom, 3 picnic shelters, public access and swimming beach. The park is maintained by the township. The picnic shelter can be reserved for gatherings.
  • Farris Park is located in Farden Township. The park has the following amenities: softball/baseball field, basketball court, tennis court, bathrooms, 2 picnic shelters and a paved walking trail. This park is maintained by the township. The picnic shelters can be reserved for gatherings.

The picnic shelters can be reserved by calling (218) 732-4270 or by using our Online Request Form.  **Shelters cannot be reserved for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day**

Hubbard County Parks and Recreation Department also maintains 18 public boat accesses throughout the county and three public beaches at Stony Lake, Fish Hook River, and now on the northeast shores of Garfield Lake near Laporte.

County Board adopts County-Wide Recreation Plan

On June 16, 2020, the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners adopted the county's first ever recreation plan.  Check out the plan by clicking on the link in the left column of this page.

Hubbard County Parks and Recreation Finder

We've launched a new app that helps our residents and visitors find parks, trails, public water accesses, public land, and lots of other helpful information about the many recreational opportunities available year-round in the beautiful Heartland Lakes area - The Source of Adventure.

The Agricultural Inspector
The Hubbard County Agricultural Inspector is also within the Parks and Recreation Department. The Inspector is in charge of enforcing the Minnesota Noxious weed law in Hubbard County, as are all township supervisors. If you have noxious weed complaints please call this office.

Greg Hensel, Ag Inspector
Public Works Building

101 Crocus Hill Street
Park Rapids, MN 56470
(218) 237-1456