The Luverne City Parkis a lush, shady area on the east end of Main Street in the curve of the Rock River. It's the perfect spot for a picnic and a great place to let the kids burn off some energy! Filled with all kinds of slides, monkey bars, swings, etc., it's a favorite spot for kids and parents.
Just across the Rock River, many Luverne residents enjoy playing tennis on the well maintained courts, there is a skateboard park, and Luverne's outstanding "Redbird Field" baseball facility. Riverside Park (across the highway) is the home to two softball diamonds and another playground area for the kids.
In addition to the City Park, Luverne maintains 11 neighborhood parks:
Evergreen Park was developed in 2002.The property was donated by the Luverne Economic Development Authority. Evergreen Park has plenty of new, brightly colored play equipment, a half basketball court, picnic tables, drinking fountain, and an old fashion Windmill that was rebuilt by the Public Works Department. This 2 1/4 acre park is intended to represent Luverne, and is a nice starting point for using the Walking and Bike path up to Bluemound State Park.
Hawkinson Park is approximately 1 acre in size. The City of Luverne purchased this land in the mid 1960's. It features a swing set, monkey bars and slide, picnic tables, and a very nice public green space on the west side of Luverne.
Kolbert Park is located on the southwest side of Luverne. It is approximately 5 1/2 acres in size and has a nice amount of play equipment and plenty of lawn space for kids to have a neighborhood ballgame. The property was purchased by the City from Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kolbert around 1980. Kolbert park also features a foot bridge over a creek, and grills and picnic tables for your recreation.
Approximately 5 acres in size, this pocket park was created when the Tri-State addition was developed. Prairie Moon has a playground, lovely landscaping, picnic tables, and a grill available for public use.
As part of the south Highway 75 improvement projects , the Luverne Rotary Club chose as their contribution the development of a park north of Subway. Henning Construction donated fill and performed the necessary site work. The Public Works Department seeded the area. The Luverne Rotary Club raised money and received some grant funding that was used to purchase picnic table, benches, waste receptacles and a piece of play equipment. Additional fund raising is planned so the Rotary Club Members can purchase and plant some trees, flowers, and bushes in the park.
Sitting Bull Park is a small neighborhood park located on Estey Street just north of Dodge Street. It features fun climbing playground equipment and swings. Benches and picnic tables are also available in this pocket park. Sitting Bull Park has been owned by the City since the early 1960's and was converted into a park in the late 1970's.
Veteran's Memorial Park lies on the North side of Luverne nestled in the neighborhood behind the Minnesota Veterans Home. This park features well maintained landscape and lawns, a lovely fishing pond, ramped sidewalks providing easy accessiblilty, a picnic shelter, and a playground with a variety of fun equipment.