Parks & Recreation

There are a number of parks throughout the City. These parks provide facilities for sports, recreation, and relaxation. The facilities include playground equipment, shelters, grills, benches, ball fields, and open grass area. Below is a list of park names and locations:

Central Park and Brianna Scurry Park

12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327 map
Central Park and Brianna Scurry Soccer Field, off of South Diamond Lake Road, is a big area with soccer fields, ball fields, skating rink, parking lot, and plenty of mowed grass area.

Cloquet Overlook Park

​13900 Dayton River Road (Co. Rd. 12), Dayton, MN 55327 map
Cloquet Overlook park, on Dayton River Road, has walking trails, benches and picnic tables, grills, children’s playground equipment, and a viewing area overlooking the Mississippi River.

Diamond Lake Diamonds Park

16471 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327 map
This park features youth ball field.

Donahue Dells Park

12931 Arrowood Lane North, Dayton, MN 55327 map
This park has children’s playground equipment and a pond.

Goodin Park

17330 Dayton River Road, Dayton, MN 55327 map
Goodin Park, on Dayton River Road, has a path down to the Mississippi River.

Hayden Hills Park

​11510 Pineridge Way N, Dayton, MN 55327 map
This park features playground equipment, a half basketball court, a ball field, pickleball courts, a putting green and ample open play areas.

Leathers Park

​14021 Balsam Lane North, Dayton, MN 55327 map

McNeil Park

15981 Shadyview Lane North, Dayton, MN 55327 map
McNeil Park, in the historic Village, has a ball field, electronic score board, stadium lighting, picnic tables, disc golf putting basket and children’s playground equipment.

Old Orchards Park

13590 Vinewood Lane North, Dayton, MN 55327 map
Walking trail and boardwalk

Riversbend Park

13010 141st Avenue North, Dayton, MN 55327 map
Riversbend Park, parking lot found at the end of 141st Ave N, has a ball field, ample green space and Children’s playground equipment with a zip-line!

River Hills Park

14695 River Hills Parkway, Dayton, MN 55327

Park features a zip line, playground equipment, half basketball court, picnic areas, shelters, pollinator garden and looped walking trail.  The park also benefits from an underpass access to Elsie Stephens Park & Cloquet Island Overlook Park.  The underpass is located on the north end of the trail.

Elsie Stephens Park

The 1st phase is near completion which includes a pergola, paved seating area, performance amphitheater w/ electric service, limestone terracing and seating, steps to a river view platform, lighting within the park and landscaping.

Sue McLean Park

18500 Levee Street, Dayton, MN 55327 map
Sue McLean Park, in the historic village, has great views of the river.  It has a pavilion with picnic tables.

Sundance Woods Park

11000 Sundance Wood Blvd, in Dayton, MN 55327 map

The park features a zip-line, climbers, net structures, slides, expression swing, benches, shelter, picnic tables, half basketball court and a youth ball field. A temporary ice rink is installed in the winter.


Wildwood Springs Park

11800 Stoneridge Road, Dayton, MN 55327 map
Wildwood Springs 9 hole Disc Golf Course View the course map here.