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Parks & Recreation

The Princeton park and trail system offers numerous recreational opportunities. From the unpaved hiking trails through Pioneer Park, to the dog park and disc golf course in Riebe Park, the camping, fishing, and canoeing in Riverside Park, and the athletic fields in Mark Park - the city park and trail system has something for everyone!.

Here's what some of the Princeton parks have to offer -

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Civic Center Park

  • Barbecues

  • Picnic Tables

  • Playground

  • Basketball Court

  • Pickleball Court 

  • Ice Skating Rink

  • Two Horseshoe Pits

  • Building with Kitchen available to rent

503 N 9th St, Princeton, MN 55371

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Mark Park

Mark Park has everything!! Picnic shelters and tables, baseball and softball fields, playground equipment and 4 sets of horseshoe pits. A paved walking trail also connects the park and bordering neighborhoods. A special feature is a splash pad that is continually being upgraded. The picnic shelters can be rented online, for a $75 fee per day, by clicking on the button above. 


  • Baseball Fields

  • Three Softball Fields

  • Restrooms

  • Three Picnic Shelters

  • Walking Trail

  • Basketball

  • Barbeque Area

  • Picnic Tables

  • Playground

  • Horseshoe Pits

  • Volleyball

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Pioneer Park

8th St N and 5th Ave N

This 40 acre park is great for hiking and cross country skiing!
Meander the trails for plenty of nature viewing in all seasons.

Current Amenities/Equipment/Facilities:

  • Natural Trails suitable for hiking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking

  • Located on the west bank of the Scenic and Wild Rum River

  • Wildlife & Plant Viewing

Location (Entrance):  One Block east of 8th Street North and 5th Ave North

Rainbow Park

Rainbow Park - Rum River Dr and 12th St N

This wooded park offers picnic tables and a barbecue pit as well as lots of playground equipment and 2 basketball courts. Great place for a family get-together! It also has some newly planted trees.


  • Barbeque Pit

  • Picnic Tables

  • Playground

  • Restful Wooded Area

  • Fire Pit

  • Basketball Court

  • Sand/Gaga Pit

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Riebe Park

Riebe Park - 203 4th St Circle N

Riebe Park is approximately 27 acres with about one third of it being occupied by a 9 hole Disc Golf Course.  The park also includes a fenced-in dog park.  Future plans include walking paths and a bridge connecting to Riverside Park on the south side of the Rum River. 

The dog park contains a large fenced-in area for the dogs and picnic tables for the owners. There is also a water fountain.  


Riebe Park Campground contains three cart-in primitive tent campsites. There is a vault toilet and water located near the parking lot.  Campsites require a reservation.


  • From the West on Hwy 95 go through the roundabout at the intersection of Rum River Drive and Hwy 95. Take the next right after the roundabout. Immediately turn right again.

  • From the East on Hwy 95 go past Princeton Lanes and the park will be on your left just before you get to the roundabout. 

Riverside Park

Riverside Park has a picnic shelter and tables, barbecues, playground equipment and an all-purpose sports field. Since it's located on the Scenic Rum River there is also a canoe launch and feel free to drop a line and do some fishing!

The main feature of Riverside Park is the camping! The campground has 8 back-in sites with both 30 amp and 50 amp power. The sites have water hookups (sewer not available). There is also an area for tent camping with no hookups or electric. In 2018 a new shower/restroom building was constructed. Campsites require a reservation. 

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Veteran's Park

9th Ave S and 5th St S


  • Picnic Tables

  • Benches

  • Barbeque

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