With eleven parks covering more than 115 acres, Montevideo has earned its title of City of Parks.
Eight of the parks are neighborhood parks scattered throughout residential areas. The remaining three parks, 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. The many majestic trees shade the large playground and the three log shelter buildings, constructed as WPA projects in the 1930’s. 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.
- Windom Park Recreation Area is a 25-acre city park featuring 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.
- Central Park
- Chinhinta Park
- Evans Park
- Hillcrest Park
- Larson Park
- Sheridan Park
- Wegdahl County Park
Montevideo also features twelve color-coated tennis courts, three regulation softball fields and three baseball fields including one lighted field. Montevideo also includes a portion of the walking/biking trail known as the Minnesota River State Trail along the north and east sides of town. For golf enthusiasts, River Crest Golf Course on west Hwy 212 is a public 18-hole course. Indoor recreation such as bowling can be found at Melody Lanes Family Entertainment Center or a more serious workout at CCM Wellness Center.