Welcome to Todd County’s Parks and Trails page.
Todd County offers an abundance of Parks and Trails to explore. On this page, you will find locations and maps of Parks, Biking, Hiking and Snowmobile trails. You will also find information on the Park and Trails Board and current projects.
“This Plan is the result of a collaborative effort between the Todd County Development Corporation (TCDC) on behalf of the Todd County Board of Commissioners with interested citizens and landowners, recreational organizations, cities and townships, and other groups in Todd County.
Funding for this Plan primarily came from Blandin Foundation through the Community Investment Partnership (CIP) program. The Eastman Kodak Company and the Initiative Foundation provided additional funds to support this plan. In kind support came from citizens and local officials along with County staff who contributed hundreds of hours of time to help shape the planning process and the content of this policy document.” Volume 1 Sec 1 – Welcome and Purpose
Maps and inventories created to assist in the planning process.
***The maps and inventories listed below were created to assist in the development of the Todd County Parks, Open Space and Trails Plan.
Osakis – Recreational Trail Plans
Todd County Base Map
Development Constraints Map
DNR State Trails
Existing Outdoor Recreational Opportunities
Historical, Archeological & Cultural Sites
Recreational Plan Map from Comprehensive Plan
Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Map
Bertha – City Parks
Browerville – City Parks
Burtrum – City Parks
Clarissa – City Parks
Eagle Bend – City Parks
Grey Eagle – City Parks
Hewitt – City Parks
Long Prairie – City Parks
Osakis – City Parks
Staples – City Parks
West Union – City Parks
Osakis – Lake Trail Plan Drawing
Morrison County 1989 Trail Plan
Census – Todd County Population by Age Group
Census – Population Change 1990 to 2000
Todd County assumed ownership of the park property known as Battle Point in May of 1977. A park improvement plan was developed and the initial park improvements began between 1983 and 1985. The first improvements included the development of the boat ramp and parking lot. According to project documents, prior to the parking lot work an Archeological Study was completed and nothing of historical value was found.
Battle Point County Park is located in southwestern Todd County along the eastern shore of Lake Osakis. The park is approx. 10 acres in size and forms a peninsula into Lake Osakis. According to the 1983 Todd County Park and Recreation Management Plan in the pre-settlement years Sioux and Chippewa Indians occupied the area and many battles were fought between them. The most recently recorded battle describes a confrontation in 1866 resulting in many casualties at the water’s edge of Lake Osakis.
Public Park and Recreation inventories have been conducted and included in countywide plans developed over the past several years including the Todd County Community Based Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2001, a Blandin funded Campbell Study, and the Todd County Parks, Trails and Open Space Plan. Each of those studies identified a need for public recreation opportunities in Todd County, and making improvements to Battle Point Park was prioritized in each of the planning processes.
In 2004 and 2005 meetings were held and attended by Lake Osakis area residents along with Todd County staff to discuss Osakis Area Recreation Projects. The first project identified by this group to work on was to make improvements to Battle Point Park. The list of enhancements included the need for a fishing pier. Following the fishing pier were additional boat launches, picnic tables, picnic shelter, upgraded restrooms, running water, trash cans and signage.
The Todd County Board of Commissioners had the property boundary of Battle Point Park surveyed and marked in 2005 for the purpose of identifying park boundaries and to create a base map for future enhancements.
The Todd County Board of Commissioners created a County Park and Trail Board in 2008. The current board consists of two County Commissioners, and seven citizen representatives , one from each of the Commissioner Districts and two A-Large.
Completed Projects at Battle Point Park
* Park Pavilion (2011)
* Fishing Pier (2012)
* Updated Sidewalks to Pier, Pavilion and Restrooms (2012)
* Reconstruction of Pavilion (2014)
* Playground Equipment (2015 & 2016)
* Added 2nd Dock to Boat Landing (2017)
* Improved Lighting by Restrooms (2017)
Current Projects at Battle Point Park
* Brush Cleaning in the Park
* Adding More Fishing Docks / Piers
* Develop Camping Area
* Upgrading the Bathroom’s
* Adding more Playground Equipment
Battle Point Park & Pavilion Rental
with Electrical Service: $15.00 per day
(To rent please call Lee Christopherson at 320-760-5740 or E-mail email@example.com
Lake Wobegon Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail
The Todd County portion of the Lake Wobegon Trail is 7.6 miles long and extends east from Osakis through West Union and south to the Stearns County line. Project construction was completed in June 2006. The Stearns County connection was completed in 2007 making this trail system one of the longest blacktopped and off road bike & pedestrian trails in our nation, approximately 125 miles long. The Osakis Visitors Center is located adjacent to the trail in downtown Osakis, with visitor parking available. In West Union the trail passes through their downtown City Park, also with visitor parking available.
Snowmobiling is a popular past time in Todd County with approx. 400 miles of groomed trails winding through the county.
For more information about the Todd County Snowmobile Trails Contact:
Todd Area Trail Association
45561 County 9
Staples, MN 56479
Many of the communities in Todd County provide parks and playgrounds for residents and visitors to visit.
If you are looking for a pleasant place to spend an afternoon with your grandchildren or a place to swim, sit or picnic, check out the parks of Todd County!
Christ the King School Playground – Browerville
Christ the King School Playground
750 Main St N
*Swings, Slides, Tubes & Monkey Bar
North Park – Browerville
32011 County 21
*Picnic Tables & Shaded Area beside Eagle Creek
Athletic Complex – Browerville Public School
Browerville Public School
Located at 6th St W & Park Ave N
*Playground, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Running Track, Softball/Baseball Fields, Summer Rec Program
South Park – Browerville
91 Main St S
*Covered Picnic Area with Picnic Tables, Swings, Sand Digging Machine, Information Kiosk, Bathrooms
*Ice Skating at 5th St N & Gillis during the winter months
This is a nice area to stop and take a break along US 71
Bass Lake Park – Grey Eagle
Bass Park Lake
Located on the NE corner of Bass Lake
*Public Boat Access, Fishing Pier, Swimming, Picnic Area
**Clean lake, good fishing
Boat Access Information
Lion’s Centennial Park – Grey Eagle
13 Acres located on the NE corner of Grey Eagle MN
*Tennis Courts, Sand Volleyball Courts, 2 Shelters, Softball Field with lights, Restrooms, Trailer Dump, Well
Maintained, Everyone Welcome!
**Shelters subject to reservations
City of Grey Eagle
PO Box 116
Grey Eagle MN 56336
Email: Grey Eagle City
City Parks – 4 Parks in Long Prairie
The following is a listing of the city parks:
Soldier’s Field – lighted softball field
Westside Park – playground & softball field
Locke Park – playground
Water Tower Hill – picnic area and winter sledding
Lake Charlotte Park – swimming beach, volleyball, basketball court, lighted softball field, picnic shelters and playground area.
There is also a public access and fishing pier adjacent to Lake Charlotte Public Access
Battle Point County Park – Lake Osakis
Located on the east side of Lake Osakis, Battle Point became a County Park in 1977. The park currently includes boat access to lake Osakis, picnic area and walking trails.
Big Birch Lake Park – Grey Eagle
Big Birch Lake Park
30248 102nd St
Grey Eagle MN
*Picnic Area, Swimming, Dock, Beach & Lawn Area, Bath house
*Closes at 10pm
City Park – Hewitt
Located off US 71 on the Wing River
*Picnic Tables, Swimming, Tubing
**Other recreation nearby in Hewitt: Softball Field, Tennis Court
Osakis Public Beach
1200 Lake St E
*Beach, Bath house, Showers, Dock, Diving Board, Lifeguard
*Closes at 8:00pm
Lions Park – Eagle Bend
1st Ave SE
Eagle Bend MN
*Softball Field, Tennis Court, Small Playground Area
Nelson Park – Eagle Bend
3rd Ave SW
Eagle Bend MN
*Full size Basketball court, Sand Volleyball, Roller Blading Area, Picnic Shelter, Tarred Walking Path
**Future expansion plans include: 2 additional playgrounds, memorial path & fountain for reflection and peace of mind
Wayside Rest & Park – Eagle Bend
Wayside Rest & Park
Located on US 71
Eagle Bend MN
*Picnic Shelter, BBQ grills, Restroom
Living Legacy Gardens
The Living Legacy Garden is a public garden established in 2001 at the Central Lakes College Ag Center. The 10-acre garden is designed to offer life-long learning in a beautiful garden setting. The focus of the garden is to demonstrate plants suitable for growing in Zone 3 as well as to provide a relaxing spot to enjoy nature’s beauty.
The Garden will be completed in three phases over several years and will demonstrate perennials, shade-loving plants, herbs, fruits, wildflowers and native plants. Initial funding for the garden was obtained through the U of M Central Region Partnership. Many private and commercial donations have been received as well. The perennial garden has been established and work is moving forward on the orchard, shade, therapeutic and herb gardens.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens at any time and to participate in various educational events. Please call 218-894-5161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or directions. You may also visit out web site at http://www.clcmn.edu/ag-energy-center/living-legacy-gardens/.
Staples Area Parks – more information
City of Staples – Parks & Recreation
Parks & Trails Board Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Historic Courthouse Prairie Conference Room.
215 1st Avenue Long Prairie, MN.
Call 320-760-5740 to verify meeting
Everyone is Welcome!
Meeting Minutes 09/13/12
Meeting Minutes 08/09/12
Meeting Minutes 06/14/12
Meeting Minutes 05/16/12
Meeting Minutes 04/11/12
Meeting Minutes 03/14/12
Meeting Minutes 02/08/12
Meeting Minutes 01/07/12
Meeting Minutes 05/11/11
Meeting Minutes 04/13/11
Meeting Minutes 03/09/11
Meeting Minutes 01/12/11
* Park Maintenance Plan