Parks & Trails of Lakeville Minnesota

Tagged: Antlers Park, Aronson/Quigley-Sime Park, City of Lakeville, Dakota County, King Park, Lakeville, Parks and Recreation, Ritter Farm Park, Steve Michand Park, Valley Lake Park,

The city of Lakeville consists of over 36 square miles of land and 1.7 square miles of water. Lakeville’s Park and Recreation Department maintains a total of 62 properties, mainly consisting of parks, athletic fields, trails, and beaches. Within the city, there are more than 100 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and 1,400 acres of public parks and open space. The most notable parks include:

Antlers Park: With so many options to experience the outdoors, Antler’s Park is one the most popular destinations in Lakeville. Located on the east side of Lake Marion, Antlers Park offers numerous ways to enjoy the city’s large lake with amenities like a swimming beach, fishing pier, and waterfront access for boating. Residents also enjoy recreational activities on the park’s six different volleyball courts, horseshoe pit, playground, and softball field. Antlers Park  also contains three spacious picnic shelters, tables, grills, and city maintained restrooms.

King Park: Athletics is an integral part of the Lakeville community, especially the sport of baseball. King Park is a premier youth baseball complex that maintains over 8 baseball diamonds.

Aronson/Quigley-Sime Park: Located on 202nd Street in western Lakeville, Aronson Park is a hub for baseball and softball with nine softball diamonds and four baseball diamonds. The park also maintains four different soccer fields and a playground. Aronson Park is primarily known, however, for its beautiful Veterans Memorial.

Valley Lake Park: This community park is located on Valley Lake, where water enthusiasts can enjoy the fishing pier and swimming beach on a hot summer day. Other amenities include picnic shelters and tables, a volleyball court, a playground, and indoor restrooms. The park also features a paved walking and biking trail that winds around the lake.

Steve Michaud Park: Formerly known as North Park, Steve Michaud Park is a center for outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. In the winter, residents enjoy the park’s extensive cross-country skiing trails. During the warmer months, the park’s baseball, softball, and soccer fields are buzzing with activity. The park’s most notable attraction, however, is its 21,000 square foot playground called “Land of Amazement”. This wooden playground was built by the community and features a built-in puppet theatre.

Ritter Farm Park: With around 340 acres of land, Ritter Farm Park is Lakeville’s largest public park. This natural wildlife refuge has a trail specifically designed for equestrian use and snowmobiling in the winter. The park also offers cross-country skiing and hiking trails, an archery range, and picnic shelter. Around 130 different species of birds have been cited within the refuge, including a bald eagle.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Lakeville, Minnesota, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please call Realtor David Olson @ 952.314.9446 or email [email protected] or visit


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