Upcoming Events

2 Oct
Council Meeting
October 02 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



September 14 2023
The Honorary City Council Member Program is intended to promote youth engagement in local government and provide elected officials unique direct perspective during the decision-making process. The City Council invites any interested current Blue Eart...
September 12 2023
The Blue Earth Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is seeking proposals from qualified contractors interested in providing a proposal to the HRA for the trimming and removal of all overgrowth, including, but not limited to trees, bushes, and br...
September 12 2023
City of Blue Earth Press Release Extended Brush Site Hours Starting Friday, September 22nd Vegetative material can be hauled to the City brush site on: Tuesdays: 12pm- 7pm (or Sunset) Thursday: 12-7pm (or Sunset) Friday: 12-7pm (or Sunset) Saturday: ...
April 14 2023
To check the current street projects and sign up for e-mail updates click this link: ...
January 20 2023
We are excited to announce the MyBlueEarth app for Blue Earth residents to stay connected. You can either download the app to your mobile device or sign in through our website under the City drop down menu>MyBlueEarth. For further instructions cli...

Public Notices

17 March 2023
Certificate of Approval of Special Law by Governing Body and City of Blue Earth Resolution 19-07 Additional information on the City of Blue Earth's local sales and use tax can be found on the City Council web page by clicking here and scrolling down....


2 Oct
Council Meeting
Date October 02 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
16 Oct
Council Meeting
October 16 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6 Nov
Council Meeting
November 06 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
20 Nov
Council Meeting
November 20 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4 Dec
Council Meeting
December 04 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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.

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 picnic shelter, 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.

Shelter reservations for Putnam Park and Steinberg Nature Park can be made with a $50 refundable security deposit and a completed Recreational Facility Use Agreement that can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded here. Contact City Hall at 507-526-7336 for reservations.

Ballfields are located at the Fairgrounds and 14th Street. Reservations for tournaments can be made with a $50 refundable security deposit and a completed Recreational Facility Use Agreement. Please check the ballfield calendar for availability before calling City Hall to reserve the fields for games and practices. For more information about the facilities please view the 2023 Recreational Facility Fee Schedule.

The City and School Joint Powers Facility Board was formed in 2023 due to the collaborative efforts between the City Council and the School Board to review and maintain the long standing shared maintenance agreement. Sport Organizations and Associations can click here to send an inquiry and request to the City and School Joint Powers Board.

A Dog Park  is located in the 700 Block of East 2nd 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 Blue Earth City Campground is located off North Main Street and 115th Street (County Road 44), inside the Faribault County Fairgrounds. The Campground and Fairgrounds offer ball fields, playground equipment, a walking/biking trail, and bathrooms with showers for campers.

The Campground season is May 1 – October 1.

The campground has 14 full hookup (50/30amp) RV sites. There is a fee of $25.00 per night for all sites, which includes free WiFi and firewood. We offer single night tent camping, 1 tent per site.

Waste Tank Dumping Station is available for non-campers at a $5.00 charge.

These amenities are looked after by the world’s largest statue of the Green Giant at the Green Welcome Center Museum located at 1134 Giant Dr.

Please contact (507) 600-0130 to make a reservation or to inquire about availability. You may also email your questions to


Leland Parkway 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.

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

The Active Living Coalition‘s mission is to promote a way of life that integrates physical activity into everyday routines and builds partnerships that encourage safe walking, biking, and other physical activity to gain health benefits and improve quality of life. To see the results of the 2021 survey, click here.