Blue Earth is proud to offer a variety of parks and recreational opportunities for our residents to lead active lifestyles. Currently our city is home to six public parks, each offering different amenities and settings. To view a map of the city's trail system click here.
Putnam Park is located at the south end of Main Street. This park is home to our municipal pool and the city's disc golf course. The Bicentennial Trail sprouts from this park and follows the Blue Earth River west. Putnam Park also offers tennis courts, a new picnic shelter, new playground equipment and bathrooms. Shelter reservations are $50 for the day and are taken at City Hall by calling 507-526-7336.
Steinberg Nature Park is located 1/4 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 picnic shelter with a restroom and a 1/2 mile crushed limestone trail that is accesible for all users. Shelter reservations are $50 for the day and are taken at City Hall by calling 507-526-7336.
The Blue Earth Area Middle/Elementary School Park is located in the heart of town. Newly remodeled playground equipment ensures your children will have both a fun and safe visit. The Elementary/Middle School park also offers basketball courts.
The Faribault County Fairgrounds are located right on North Main Street. The Fairgrounds offer ball fields, a walking/biking trail, camping and bathrooms. The campground has 9 electrical sites, 4 tent sites and is free for the first twenty-four hours. After that there is a fee of $20.00 per night for the electrical sites and $10.00 per night for the tent sites. The City allows a maximum of five consecutive nights of camping at the campground unless prior arrangements have been made. There is a $5.00 charge for waste tank dumping. A payment box is located at the site for your convenience. These amenties are looked after by the world's largest statue of the Green Giant.
Leland Park and Beyer Field border each other on County Road 16 (Leland Pkwy). These two parks include the municipal ice rink, sledding hill and warming house.
Third Ward Park is located on the east side of Blue Earth. This neighborhood park has playground equipment in a peaceful setting.
Please call City Hall at 507.526.7336 for more information.