Outdoor Recreation

Information updated January, 2024

Winsted’s well-maintained parks are perfect for picnics, parties, and playtime.
Check out the many recreational opportunities available at each location.
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 amphitheater 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 swimming area, the fishing pier, and the sandy beach area.
• Other features: Modern playground equipment, portable restroom, perennial flower beds.
South View Park
• Located on the south end of Winsted Lake on Kingsley Street South.
• Trail: 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.
Hainlin Park
• Located at McLeod Avenue and McLeod County Road 1.
• Outdoor dining: Sheltered picnic area.
• Winsted Veterans Memorial.
• Active recreation: Playground equipment, sand volleyball.
Barrett Field
• Located at the corner of First Street and Sherman Avenue.
• Active recreation: Softball field with bleachers for spectators, basketball hoop, and playground equipment.
• Outdoor dining: Picnic tables.
Weinbeck Sports Complex
• 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 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.