Parks

Parks in New Brighton

New Brighton Parks and Recreation maintains 16 neighborhood parks and open space areas totaling 159 acres, reinforcing its commitment to providing recreational and wellness opportunities. The City has a long standing forestry program to create and maintain a beautiful urban forest. 

Neighborhood centers are located at Hansen, Totem Pole, Sunny Square and Freedom parks.  These facilities are available to rent year round and are perfect for family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation parties.  For availability, please contact the Meeting and Event Coordinator at 651-638-2138. For a list of park amenities and a map of the parks and neighborhood centers, click on the Useful Links below.

The City of New Brighton is working on creating a 20-year vision for the future of our parks and trails and is looking for valuable information from the community to help guide future planning goals.  We have created a project website with an interactive map for leaving an idea, a comment, or what you like/don’t like. You can also see what everyone else is saying.

Our interactive website can be found here: wsb.mysocialpinpoint.com/newbrightonparks#

*Please note: the site does ask for an email address, but does not require an account be created. This helps us understand how many different users used the site. It is not used for any other purpose.

Creekview

Driftwood

Freedom

Hansen

Hidden Oaks

Innsbruck

Lions

Meadow Wood

Pike Lake Trail

Silver Oaks

South Park Trail

Sunny Square

Totem Pole

Vermont

Veterans

Goose Management

Program Information

Goose Nesting Site Hotline 651-638-2163. The New Brighton Parks and Recreation Department is currently identifying pairs of resident geese that are nesting in the following areas: Brightwood Hills Golf Course, Hansen Park, Innsbruck Park Veterans Park, Long Lake Park and the pond at Lake Side Homes. If you are out walking in these areas and find a goose nest, please report the location by calling the hotline at 651-638-2163. New Brighton Parks and Recreation volunteers are using humane egg addling techniques to manage the wild goose population in New Brighton.

The City of New Brighton is working with residents to implement new ways to manage the wild goose population.  The City offers training to residents in February each year for those who have concerns about geese on their property, or who want to help control the population by focusing on nesting sites.  The training consists of a DVD from the United States Humane Society.  Topics include: the difference between resident and migratory geese, why there is an abundance of geese, mating and nesting habits, egg addling (oiling) procedures to manage the population, and other nonlethal methods that homeowners can use on their property to deter geese.  The training teaches how to search for nests and addle eggs during the early nesting season so the eggs do not hatch.  Volunteers are needed to continue this program and those trained are registered with the US Fish and Wildlife and DNR to assist the City with efforts on goose mitigation if they choose. Please click the link below to access the training online.

The links below will take you to articles on goose management, education and control. For more in-depth information visit the links within each article.

Disc Golf

In addition to being a great location for a group picnic, rental opportunity, or a walk through the woods, Hansen Park is also a great location to play disc golf. The 12 hole disc golf course is scattered through mature trees, has open spaces along with other areas more tight and wooded. The course is ideal for families, kids and adults. The course contains chain baskets and cone/saucer baskets, which are not seen on many courses, adding an entirely new challenge. Hole distances range from 145 feet to 358 feet. Discs specially designed for disc golf or any regular Frisbee can be used to play the game. Concrete tee pads, retaining walls and wood chipped features add to the enhancement of this course.

Disc Golf Course Map

Neighborhood Center Rentals

Online Facility Reservations

NC-Bday.jpgThe City offers Neighborhood Centers located in area parks providing a relaxed alternative for a meeting or event.  Located at Sunny Square, Totem Pole, Freedom (not available June-August) & Hansen Parks.

  • Warm, inviting centers with fireplaces, carpeting, pine walls and ceilings, many windows and restrooms
  • Perfect for retreats, family reunions, graduation parties, showers and other social events
  • Ideal for informal business meetings and corporate events in relaxed settings
  • Furnished to comfortably accommodate up to 64 people (10 8′ rectangular tables and 64 chairs)
  • Self-catered functions, bring your own food or arrange catered food (no kitchen facilities)
  • Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne) by permit ($50)
  • Park amenities nearby
  • Available 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • $100 refundable damage deposit on all park rentals
  • Contact Liz Amici-Floyd for more information or to reserve one of the facilities, 651-638-2138 or use the link above to book your facility online!
NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS RESIDENT/NON-PROFIT STANDARD
Building rental weekend $190.00 $220.00
Building rental weekdays $145.00 $170.00
Large Pavilion – Hansen (50) $110.00 $140.00
Small Pavilion (25) $38.00 $60.00
Large Pavilion with Center Rental $50.00 $50.00
Small Pavilion with Center Rental $20.00 $20.00
Alcohol Permit with rental $50.00 $50.00
Equipment Rental (1-2 items) $15.00 $15.00
Equipment Rental (full recreation kit) $40.00 $40.00