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Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway to go fishing and camping or just a place to play your favorite sport, the City of Staples has more than 15 Parks and Recreation facilities for you to enjoy.

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Dower Lake Recreational Area
Located two miles west of Staples, the Dower Lake Recreation Area is home to the longest fishing pier in Minnesota. Built in 2008, the 612-foot pier makes fishing accessible for all ages. Dower Lake Recreation Area also includes a swimming beach, sand volleyball courts, softball fields, a Frisbee golf course, basketball court and horseshoe pits. There is a 45-unit campground, campsite boat dock and a picnic shelter.

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Pine Grove Park
Pine Grove Park is located one mile south of Staples on Highway 210. Featuring beautiful white and red pine forests and ponds, Pine Grove Park is the perfect place for a nature walk. This park also has a large shelter with a kitchen and restrooms, two rustic picnic shelters, a playground, baseball field and horseshoe pits.

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Veteran’s Park
This community park provides a place to honor and remember those individuals who defended their nation and community. With a large flag, benches and memorial pavers recognizing those who have served, Veteran’s Park is a place to reflect and learn about the sacrifices local people once made for their country.

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Wadena County Parks
Wadena County’s parks offer miles of beautiful and accessible wilderness, fish of every variety, sandy beaches for swimming fun and plenty of wildlife. The area is rich in Minnesota and Indian history.

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Todd County Parks and Trails
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ParksPhoto by: Amanda Brahler - CLC Student