City of Parks
With twelve parks covering more than 115 acres, Montevideo has earned its title of “City of Parks.” Nine of the parks are neighborhood parks and are scattered throughout residential areas. The remaining three-Smith, Lagoon and Wildwood are located along the picturesque Chippewa River, which winds through Montevideo.
- Smith Park is Montevideo’s premier picnicking and gathering location. Three log shelter buildings, constructed as WPA projects in the 1930’s, along with playground equipment, volleyball and horseshoe courts are shaded by its many majestic trees. To check availability of Smith Park facilities, call the City of Montevideo at 320-269-6575. Reservations must be made in person.
- Lagoon Park has ten campsites, eight with water and electrical hookups, and provides modern bathroom and shower facilities. Availability is on a “first come/first served” basis.
- Wildwood Park boasts nature trails which wind along the Chippewa River, providing an ideal hiking ambience.
- Montevideo’s newest park, the Windom Park Recreation Area, is a 25-acre city park. Windom Park features six tennis courts, baseball field, sand volleyball court, basketball court, playground equipment, picnic shelter and a hard-surfaced walking path. Windom Park also houses Montevideo’s outdoor swimming pool complex, complete with a 151-foot waterslide, wading pool, concession area and patio. Windom Park Recreation Area is located on North Third Street and Ashmore Avenue.
Montevideo also features twelve color-coated tennis courts, three regulation softball fields and three baseball fields including one lighted field. Summer finds the softball and baseball fields home to adult softball leagues and tournaments, girls softball and Little League programs.
Where the Rivers Meet the Sun
Montevideo is the convergence point of two rivers, the Minnesota River and the Chippewa River. You’ll have a blast floating down our newly created rapids on the Minnesota river. If you’re prefer a move dry river experience there are many natural wonders to explore in and around the river. Just a hop and a jump away, Lac qui Parle lake is a haven for wildlife and hunters, both. If you’re interested in any of the following, let us know.
- Wildlife Refuges
- Rock Outcrops
- Art Studios
For more information, call us toll-free at 1-877-269-2873 or email us.
Contact CURE to arrange your personal guide service to the region’s environmental and cultural assets, visit their website.
Montevideo Country Club/The Crossings
The Crossings Golf Course brings a challenging 18 hole course with rolling hills interesting greens and just the right amount of sand to keep golfers on their toes, as well as an excellent dining experience whether you are an avid golfer or not. The Crossings at Montevideo, formerly known as the Montevideo Country Club, was originally built in 1923 as a nine hole course. Original trees on the course make it both scenic and fun. Although the course is only 6207 yards from the Championship tees, there are shots that must be strategically played or the golfer will find challenges never dreamed possible.
For more information, visit their website.
Strike Some Fun In Your Spare Moments
Melody Lanes is one of the oldest, and longest running business in Montevideo. Located in the Southtown Plaza, Melody Lanes offers lanes full of fun and excitement for an afternoon, an ongoing form of recreation with their leagues and tournaments, and a hangout place on a Friday or Saturday night with glow-bowling in the dark! Check in with them for a snack, or book your next party as a bowling party!
Looking for some excitement? Join Medieval Madness during the summer months for both Mini-golf in their dark ages-inspired course, or cruise like Mario Andretti around the go kart track. They also have a room available for rent for birthdays or parties.
For more information, visit their website.
Disc Golf has exploded in popularity across the nation, and Montevideo is no different. We recently set up a 9-hole course in beautiful Lagoon Park. Enjoyable and still exciting, the course weaves through the trees along the river bends, giving as much of a sight-seeing adventure as a game of disc golf. The course was designed by Jason Buckingham and donated to the city by the Masonic Logde of Montevideo.
Having fun happens during the winter, too!
Sometimes Minnesota winters may seem like they last all year long, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had. One group, the Montevideo Snowdrifters, are dedicated to making sure snowmobile trails are prepped and ready for cruising and also for drumming up excitement for snowmobiling. The club has two groomers which are in charge of almost 200 miles of trails in Minnesota. The club is based in Montevideo, MN and is responsible for trails going to nearby towns including Watson, Dawson, Boyd, Hanley Falls, Clarkfield, Maynard, Clara City, and halfway to Benson. These can be found at their website.