Small City, GIANT Living

Parks & Trails

Blue Earth is proud to offer a variety of parks, trails, and recreational opportunities for our residents to lead active lifestyles and for our visitors to explore.

Shelter reservations for Putnam Park and Steinberg Nature Park are $50 for the day and are taken at City Hall by calling 507.526.7336. You can also download a reservation form.

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. Putnam Park also offers tennis courts, a new picnic shelter, new playground equipment and bathrooms.

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, outer woods trail/picnic area and a 1/2 mile crushed limestone trail that is accessible for all users.

Dog Parks have recently been established in the 700 Block of East 2nd Street and the 200 Block of West 14th Street to provide a place where dogs can run freely off-leash and socialize with other dogs.  For the protection and enjoyment of all park users, please observe the dog park rules that are posted on site.

Unity Trail provides the opportunity for anyone to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you travel by foot or by bike, this 3-mile paved trail will make your outdoor experience more enjoyable. Start at the Faribault County Fairgrounds and end at the beautiful rest areas at the center of I-90, the nation’s longest coast-to-coast highway. Enjoy the beauty of the City of Blue Earth, the world’s richest agricultural land, the Blue Earth River and Southern Minnesota woodlands. View a map of the city’s trail system!

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 4 tent sites and 9 electrical sites with full hookups. 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 amenities are looked after by the world’s largest statue of the Green Giant.  Contact City Hall at (507) 526-7336 with your questions.  The campground opened for the season on Monday, June 1, 2020.  

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.

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.

Third Ward Park is located on the east side of Blue Earth. This neighborhood park has playground equipment in a peaceful setting.