Frisbee Golf Course
Wapacuta (pronounced WAH-PAH-KOO-TA) is nestled in the south-central part of town. A favorite spot for local disc golf enthusiasts, Wapacuta boasts a 9-hole course.
On the site where Garfield Elementary School once stood, is now an open green space, backstop and small playground. Sit a while on the benches near the beautiful flower garden. Connects to Wapacuta Park to the southeast.
North Alexander Park
Faribault’s largest park, North Alexander is situated on the Cannon River’s north side and is home to multiple playground structures, softball fields and picnic areas. Next to Bruce Smith Field, Faribault Aquatic Center and the Rice County Fairgrounds.
Rice County Parks
Rice County offers a variety of parks with trails, picnic areas and natural attractions. Check out the Rice County website for more information!
River Bend Nature Center
Experience the great outdoors within the city limits at River Bend Nature Center. Multiple hiking trails take you through prairie, woodland and wetland habitats. Check out the “floating bridge”, natural amphitheater or explore the Straight River’s picturesque “bend.”
River Bend Nature Center Upcoming Programs and Events
River Bend offers many day programs designed to give visitors an inside look at different aspects of nature and the outdoors!
Located on the east side of Faribault near River Bend Nature Center, Seabury Park offers a small playground and greenspace.
Singing Hills State Bike Trail Head
Experience the countryside on this MN state bike trail. Stop for a swim or to cast a line at Rice County’s Shagger Park on Cannon Lake - swimming beach and boat launch. Head back to town for a sweet treat continue on to Morristown, Waterville and beyond! Trailhead starts at Dairy Queen on Highway 60 West and ends in Mankato, MN.
South Alexander Park
Home to Faribault’s BMX Track, South Alexander offers a playground, picnic areas and horse shoe pits. Take in views of the Cannon River at the public boat launch.
Straight River Bike Trail
A great way to explore the north and south ends of the city by walking, biking or rolling. Once downtown, take a detour to Central Ave. to grab a quick snack from one of the local eateries. Paved with multiple entry points, this trail is great for people of all ages.