Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation has a wide variety of recreation activities for citizens of our community. From youth sports to adult sports and instructional programs to concerts and special events, we likely have something for you!

Reasons to be Active

  • American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children be physically active for at least 60 minutes throughout the day.
  • Exposure to nature can reduce stress levels by as much as 28% in children.
  • Even a 20-minute walk can help children with ADHD concentrate better.
  • Outdoor exercise improves mental and physical well-being more so than indoor activity.
  • Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be overweight by 27%-47%.

Department Mission Statement

Elk River Parks and Recreation is rich in diverse programs and facilities, dedicated to enhancing lives by inspiring play and embracing the nature of our city.

Elk River Parks and Recreation Master Plan