Plenty to do in Winsted parks
No matter what the season, residents of all ages enjoy exercising, socializing, and relaxing at Winsted’s parks.
New stainless steel signs were installed at each park entrance in 2012, welcoming everyone who visits. The sign frame was fabricated by Millerbernd Systems, and the design and installation was completed by Herald Journal.
Winsted City Council Member Bonnie Quast sold sponsorships to area businesses, which appear on the signs. The remainder of the cost was paid by the city of Winsted. In the past two years, the Winsted Parks Commission has spent many volunteer hours working to make the sign project a reality.
Check out the many recreational opportunities available in Winsted:
Mill Reserve Park (also known as “lake park”)
• Located on the west side of Winsted Lake
• Outdoor dining: benches, picnic tables, picnic shelters
• Events: An ampitheater at the northwest corner of the park is often used for outdoor concerts, movie nights, and other programs.
• Lakefront: There isn’t a lifeguard on duty, but the public is welcome to utilize the public swimming area, as well as the fishing pier and sandy beach area.
• Other features: Modern playground equipment, portable restroom
South View Park
• Located on the south end of Winsted Lake on Kingsley Street South
• Trails: The Luce Line State Trail is adjacent to South View Park. This trail encompasses more than 60 miles, from the western Minneapolis suburbs to Cosmos.
• Active recreation: Softball field and open space, playground equipment
• Located at McLeod Avenue and McLeod County Road 1
• Outdoor dining: Sheltered picnic area
• Active recreation: Playground equipment, skate park, sand volleyball
• Located at the corner of First Street and Sherman Avenue
• Active recreation: Softball field with bleachers for spectators, basketball hoop, playground equipment
• Outdoor dining: picnic tables
• Located along Main Avenue
• Active recreation: The area is utilized as the local football field, with a track area and basketball courts.
Denis M. Campbell Baseball Field
• Located just to the north of Weinbeck Field along McLeod County Road 1
• Namesake: This field is named after one of Winsted’s amateur baseball hall of fame members.
• Active recreation: About 20 years ago, several organizations donated a batting practice tunnel for the public.
Westgate and Northgate parks
• Located in the Northgate and Westgate housing developments. Westgate’s park includes a ball field.
William May County Park
• Located southeast of Winsted, this is one of six McLeod County parks.
• Outdoor dining: Picnic shelter, grills, a drinking water pump
• Other features: This 71-acre park has hiking trails and a restroom facility, all surrounded by trees.
Oscar and Anna Johnson County Park
• Located just a few miles northeast of Winsted in Wright County
• Features: A swimming beach, boat launch, picnic area, and restrooms