For Memorial Building Arena and Reservations, Contact: (218) 362-5951
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For Parks and Recreation Office, Contact: (218) 362-5940
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located: Memorial Building & Arena; 400 East 23rd Street; Hibbing, MN 55746

Welcome to four seasons of fun! Hibbing Parks and Recreation Office is housed in the Memorial Building at 400 East 23rd Street. Our Mission is to encourage healthy life styles through a variety of programs and activities for youth and adults. Over 1,800 acres of parks and open space are set aside for recreation in Hibbing, including five major parks and 30 neighborhood parks!


Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks & Recreation Board advises City Council on Parks & Recreation matters. It consists of up to 7 members from the general public, each appointed to three year terms. Parks Director is on the board as a non-voting member. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Office for the next meeting's agenda. All boards and commissions are governed by Chapter 2 Section 15 of the City Ordinances.

Board Member Telephone

Jim Paulsen

262-4326
Peter Waselk 262-5665
Irene Pullar 969-8986
Tom Sullivan 966-2661
Michael Fetzik 262-5653

Parks Directory

The recreation opportunities in Hibbing's park system include a variety of park settings for you to participate in varied activities and enjoy the outdoors. These include nature trails, picnic grounds, swimming beaches, ski touring and bicycle trails, athletic fields and neighborhood parks and playgrounds.

The City of Hibbing has five major parks including Bennett Park, Carey Lake, North Hibbing/Hull Rust, Vic Power Park, and Maple Hill as well as 30 neighborhood parks in all areas of the city.
Rules and Regulations apply to use of City of Hibbing Parks.

Bennett Park

34 acres, playgrounds, Picnic tables, Athletic fields, Trails (bike, hike, ski), horse shoe and bocce ball courts, baseball and softball fields, Ornamental Planting. Two pavilions are available for rental.

Bennett Park located at 3rd Avenue East and 13th Street, is one of Hibbing's oldest parks. It was founded in the 1920's. This park is used extensively from May to September. The maintenance facilities for the total park system is headquartered at Bennett Park.

Hibbing Horseshoe Club is hosted in Bennett Park. Two nights of league play are available on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Thursday night a special needs league also plays. This is a family oriented club located on the north side of Bennett Park. Those interested in playing for tournaments are put into brackets according to ability. For more information call 218-254-7475.

 

Bryan Lake Park

A 4 acre neighborhood park that was completed in 1982 and 50 undeveloped acres.

Bryan Lake Neighborhood Park is located within the built-up residential area of Graysher, Merryview, Aviators and Clover Additions.

 

Carey Lake Park

Picnic tables, Trails (bike, hike, lit ski trail), Swimming, Fishing Piers, Ornamental Plantings, Natural Conservation

As Carey Lake usage increases, certain facilities will have to be expanded.  Winter use has grown (ice fishing is a regular activity and cross country skiing use continues to grow.) Funds are needed to expand ski trails, parking, swimming beach, picnic grounds, campground development and a park entry and info center.

A 4 1/4 mile bike trial runs from Hibbing Community College into Carey Lake Park. The bikeway parallels Dupont Road (25th St.) for 3 1/2 miles. The trail was resurfaced with asphalt in 2015.

  • Picnic tablesCarey Lake Park
  • Trails (bike, hike, lit ski trail)
  • Swimming
  • Fishing Piers
  • Ornamental Plantings
  • Natural Conservation

Driving Directions: From Highway 169 in Hibbing, go east on 25th Street/Dupont Road for 3 1/2 miles to Carey Lake Park.

 

 

Greenhaven Playground

Park/school site was developed jointly by the City, school and Park & Recreation Board in 1986. A large year-round shelter building was constructed in 1991. Two hockey rinks and an open skating area are available for public use.

The wheelchair accessible playground was completed in 1992 and 1993 as a joint project with Independent School District 701, Hibbing Park & Recreation and an IRRRB grant.

Kelly Lake Park

Kelly Lake is a highly developed neighborhood park that was upgraded by the Town of Stuntz and JRPB in 1966. A Federal work program was used. In 1985-86 a major renovation was completed at this park that included new warming shelter, playground equipment, game courts, skating & hockey rink lights & poles.

Kitzville Park

Kitzville residents built a game court and a community building.The project was phased over a 5-year period and was completed in 1985. A small playground was recently added to this park in 2015

Maple hill parkMaple Hill Park

Maple Hill Park has vistas that let you see as far as your eye and the atmosphere allow. Several miles of trails are ready for hikers and mountain biking.

Neighborhood Parks

There are also 24 neighborhood parks throughout the City of Hibbing. These unique park facilities range in development from quiet green space for relaxation to active parks with soccer fields or swimming beaches.

Miracle League of the Iron Range

In conjunction with the Parks and Recreation department of the City of Hibbing, the Hibbing Little League program, and various community members, the Miracle League of the Iron Range has been formed. In joint cooperation with the Minnesota Twins, the Miracle Field was completed in 2014.

North Hibbing

North HibbingThere are 4 camping spots in North Hibbing available on a first-come, first-serve basis (no reservations). Fees are $15 per night and there is a 14-day camping limit. Electricity is available.
Registration envelopes are located on-site and payments can be put in the envelope (checks preferred) & deposited in the on-site box or at the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.

The campground is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. There will be NO CAMPING the first weekend in June during the Shifters Car Show.

Please call for information regarding reserving the North Hibbing park area for special events.
Adjacent to the Campground area you will find the Hull Rust Mine View, Remote Control Aircraft Field, an enclosed off-leash dog park, and the Hibbing Disc Golf Course. The Hibbing Disc Golf Association was formed in 2004, to promote disc golf and its benefits to Hibbing, and northeastern Minnesota. With a spectacular view and unique place in Minnesota's iron mining history, the "Old North Hibbing" park lends itself perfectly to providing an extraordinary disc golf experience. The course is free for all to enjoy.

The "Grand Canyon of the North", the World's Largest Open Pit Iron Ore Mine is located on the north edge of Hibbing. Visitors to the viewing area can watch mining in action as they gaze out over a pit that stretches 3.5 miles long, 1.5 miles wide and reaches a depth of 535 feet! This pit now encompasses more than 50 individual mines and since 1895 more than 800 million tons of iron ore have been removed.

Directions: Exit off Highway 169 in Hibbing onto Howard Street. Follow nine blocks to 3rd Avenue East. Take a right and go past the Greyhound Bus Museum. Follow signs to Hull Rust.

Vic Power ParkVic Power Park

  • 134 acres
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic Tables
  • Athletic Fields
  • Trails
  • Ornamental plantings
  • Nature / Conservation

Facilities are available seasonally and include parking lots, three lighted softball fields, two baseball fields, playground, and four soccer fields.

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