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City of Hutchinson
111 Hassan ST SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

River Rentals
Trails and Bike Routes

2015 Park Shelter Rentals

Field Rentals

Picnic Table Rentals
Winter Activities

2015 Park Dates to Remember

Masonic/West River Campground



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Have you visited a Playground lately?

Bring the kids to a different playground each week.
Click on link below and use this list to check off each playground after you visit.
Acrobat Reader File - Playground List Playground List
* New play structure added October, 2011 at Elks Park.

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River Rentals

River Rentals @ Masonic Campground

*NEW* to Hutchinson, rentals of water equipment at Masonic/West River park campground.  Come try a kayak, tandem kayak, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) or canoe.  Rates are $5 per 1/2 hour, $10 per hour or $30 for half day (4 hours).  Hours of operation through Labor Day are: W-F 3:30-8 pm and Sat. & Sun. 1-8 pm.  After Labor Day, hours are yet to be determined. 
Cash Only, $20 bills or smaller accepted.

Large Groups are welcome, please call 587-2975 in advance to schedule a day and time.

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Trails and Bike Routes
Acrobat Reader File City of Hutchinson Bicycle Map 2015
Acrobat Reader - File McLeod County Guide to Trails and Parks McLeod County Guide to Trails and Parks

Hutchinson promotes walking and biking, by offering a variety of public trails and bike paths. The state’s Luce Line Trail extending from Cosmos to Plymouth has a paved section that runs right through the heart of Hutchinson. This offers the opportunity to walk, run, rollerblade and bike in a safe and scenic space along the Crow River.  Complimenting the state trail is our growing list of city trails, many of which can be accessed from the Luce Line.  Within the park system we also have many trail loops.  For those who are conscience of how far they have exercised we have provided a trail list with distances below.


AFS Park
Drift Riders Park
Linden Park
Miller Woods Park
Oddfellows Park
Roberts Park
Rotary Park
West River Park
Wood chip
0.45 miles
0.25 miles
0.40 miles
0.50 miles
0.40 miles
0.30 miles
0.45 miles
0.90 miles

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2015 Park Shelter Rentals

Rentals will be taken for 2015 beginning Monday, January 5th.

The Hutchinson Parks system has 15 shelters available for public rentals on a daily basis. They are designed for uses including family gatherings, parties, picnics, reunions, and weddings. All shelters have trash cans and picnic tables available. Several also have water, restrooms, and electrical services.

Shelters are available at these parks: Elks, Depot, Fireman’s, Kiwanis, Legion, Masonic/West River, Northwoods, Oddfellows, Riverside, South Park (3), Veteran’s Memorial, VFW, Drift Riders and Rotary.

All rentals are on a daily basis between 9:00am-9:00pm. Fees for daily rentals are as follows:

--$40 for facilities with water, electric, and restrooms (Elks, Kiwanis, Masonic/West River, Northwoods, Oddfellows, Riverside, Rotary, South Park A, Veterans Memorial). These shelters have a minimum of 6 picnic tables and a capacity for 50-75 people.
--$20 for facilities with a shelter, picnic tables, and trash cans (Fireman’s, Legion, South Park F, South Park G, VFW, and Drift Riders). These shelters have a minimum of 4 picnic tables and a capacity for 15-25 people.

Please contact the Recreation Center Office at 587-2975 for any further information or to make reservations. Park Maps are also available at the Recreation Center.

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Field Rentals

Fee: $7.50 per 1 1/2 hour

Maximum rental time: 3 hours per day

There are 14 ball fields in the Hutchinson park system that are available for rental. These fields are also scheduled for league play starting in May, so please call ahead for availability at the Recreation Center office, 587-2975. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Picnic Table Rentals

For larger rental groups, the Parks Department will bring in extra tables for a fee of $10 per table. A minimum of four (4) tables is required for this service with a minimum three day notice. Please contact the Recreation Center Office at 587-2975 to request extra table rentals. No tables will be rented to the public for functions outside of the park system (i.e. private homes).

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Winter Activities

Northwoods: 889 Elm St. NE
Located on the north side of Hutchinson, it contains both a lighted pleasure skating area and a hockey rink. The rink may be closed due to excessive wind chills, poor/ unsafe ice and/or larger snowfalls.
Warming House Hours: Monday-Friday: 3:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Non-School Days: 1:00 - 8:00 pm
The warming house will be closed on: December 24th & December 25th.

Park Elementary Volunteer Rink:  Neighbors to Park Elementary rink will again be donating their time and efforts to flood the area west of the old brick warming house. The shelter will not be open for use as a warming house. People using the rink may want to bring your shovel to help clear off the rink before skating. Parking is allowed on Grove St. during non bus loading times.

20 - 5th Ave North 320-234-4462
Warming House Hours: Mondays-Fridays: 3:30-8:00 pm
Non-School Days/Weekends: 1:00-8:00 pm
Hit Hutch’s highest hill for sledding fun this winter!
“Rocket Hill” has a warming house, outdoor lights, and a lot of snow to play on. A special area is designed for snowboards and aggressive sledding. The hill will close when excessive wind chills or poor snow conditions exist.

The warming houses will be closed December 24th and 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday.
*Abusive language, horseplay, or fighting is not allowed.
*All facilities are smoke & drug free.
*Rules are posted at the site. Staff will enforce all rules.
*Phone at Kiwanis is for emergencies and rides only.
*Do not leave valuables in buildings.
Warming houses are tentatively scheduled to close on Sunday, February 9, 2014.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the PRCE Office at 587-2975.
Weather related closings posted on the Gameline at 234-4263.

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2015 Park Dates to Remember
  • Monday, May 4th - Parks and campground scheduled to open for 2015 season.

  • Campground Closed: Thursday, July 16th - Sunday, July 19th for RiverSong.

  • Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th- Relay for Life at Masonic/West River Park (tent area at campground closed).

  • Sunday, October 18th - Last day to rent shelters for the 2015 season.

  • Restrooms in Masonic/West River, Oddfellows & Veterans Memorial open until Sunday, October 18th.
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    Masonic/West River Campground

    Les Kouba Drive
    Highway 7 West
    (Behind the Days Inn)

    Map of Masonic/West River Park

    ~ Open Monday, May 4 through Sunday, October 18, 2015~

    The tent side of the campground is not available during:
    Relay For Life, August 6th & 7th

    All campground sites (full hook-up and tent side) are closed during:
    RiverSong, July 16th-19th

    (first-come, first-serve)

    2015 Rates: $25/night for RV's, $15/night for electric only (located along the river) and tent sites. Check out is 12:00 p.m. daily.

    Located just off Highway 7 West, along the scenic Crow River, the campground has 12 full hook-ups (water, sewer, electrical), 10 electric only sites, and 25 primitive tent sites.

    Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no seasonal camping.

    Park amenities: shelter, full restrooms with showers, boat landing and dock, playground equipment, volleyball and basketball courts, wildlife sanctuary, and the Luce Line Trail.

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    Parks/Recreation, and Community Education Brochure Information
    September - December, 2015

    Click on the link above to see the most current brochure put out by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Education in which you will find listings of all currently available programming.










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