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

We have started on the preliminary concept plans for the park.  Once we are happy with those, we will hold a neighborhood and resident meeting to share ideas and gather feedback to incorporate and produce a revised design and layout.  Once the plans are refined, we will hold a second meeting to receive comments and from that we will produce final layouts.  The meetings will be advertised in the Communicator, City website and on Facebook, so keep an eye out for those meetings.  The park will be bid out in early 2022 (February or March) and construction will begin in Spring 2022 with substantial completion expected by Fall of 2022.

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 will be constructed and finalized Spring 2021.

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

14430 Dayton River Road, Dayton, MN 55327 map
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.