Parks

Lions Park has been fully revamped with a large, sandy swimming beach that is handicapped-accessible. The park features a playground, a picnic shelter, and a fishing pier. The view of the park is beautiful from the lake.

Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Information updated October 2019

Howard Lake has multiple parks with up-to-date equipment, public water access, and beautiful terrain.

Howard Lake has multiple parks with up-to-date equipment, public water access, and beautiful terrain.

Memorial Park, located near Wright County Road 6, offers plenty of playground equipment, a covered pavilion area for parties and picnics, is the home of the Orphans’ baseball field, and is the practice field for the American Legion’s traveling baseball team.

Memorial Park includes a volleyball court, a fishing pier, public restrooms, and new bleachers donated by a local family of dedicated Orphans fans.

Lake Ridge Park, in the Lake Ridge development north of town, was created in 2007. It includes playground equipment for children, and benches for their caretakers.

Near the Dutch Lake subdivision, one can find the 12th Street Park, which includes an ice skating rink in the winter months, and a nature trail full of wildlife in the warmer months.

Lions Park along Hwy 12 has been completely refreshed with a new and bigger swimming beach that is handicapped-accessible, a restored green space, and concrete paths around the rain garden and down to the beach. The west end of the park has been outfitted with native plants and rip rap that stabilizes the shoreline.

Opportunities at Lions Park include a boat launch, swimming beach, fishing pier, picnic pavilion, public restrooms, and a variety of playground equipment, making it a great place to host events. In fact, in 2018, the park became home to the Howard Lake Farmers Market Thursday afternoons.