Outdoor Recreation

Information updated February 2020

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 ampitheater 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 public swimming area, as well as the fishing pier and sandy beach area.

• Other features: Modern playground equipment, portable restroom

South View Park

• Located on the south end of Winsted Lake on Kingsley Street South

• Trails: 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

• Active recreation: Playground equipment, skate park, sand volleyball

Barrett Field

• Located at the corner of First Street and Sherman Avenue

• Active recreation: Softball field with bleachers for spectators, basketball hoop, playground equipment

• Outdoor dining: Picnic tables

Weinbeck Field

• 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 just to the 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