Parks and Recreation

City of Parks

With twelve parks covering more than 115 acres, Montevideo has earned its title of "City of Parks." Nine of the parks are neighborhood parks and are scattered throughout residential areas. The remaining three-Smith, Lagoon and Wildwood are located along the picturesque Chippewa River, which winds through Montevideo.

Smith Park is Montevideo's premier picnicking and gathering location. Three log shelter buildings, constructed as WPA projects in the 1930's, along with playground equipment and a sand volleyball court are shaded by its many majestic trees.

To check availability of Smith Park facilities, call the City of Montevideo at 320-269-6575. Reservations must be made in person.

Lagoon Park has ten campsites, eight with water and electrical hookups, and provides modern bathroom and shower facilities. Availability is on a "first come/first served" basis.

Wildwood Park boasts nature trails which wind along the Chippewa River, providing an ideal hiking ambience.

Windom Park Recreation Area, is a 25-acre city park. Windom Park features four tennis courts, baseball field, sand volleyball court, basketball court, playground equipment, picnic shelter and a hard-surfaced walking path. Windom Park also houses Montevideo's outdoor swimming pool complex, complete with a 151-foot waterslide, wading pool, concession area and patio. Windom Park Recreation Area is located on North Third Street and Ashmore Avenue.

Montevideo also features 10 color-coated tennis courts, three regulation softball fields and three baseball fields including one lighted field. Summer finds the softball and baseball fields home to adult softball leagues and tournaments, girls softball and Little League programs.

Camp Release

Camp Release State Memorial Wayside Rest is located directly off of Highway 212. This six-acre park features a historical monument and informational plaques. A great place to relax and enjoy nature. 

Montevideo Country Club


Formerly known as “The Crossings at Montevideo”, River Crest was originally built in 1923 as a nine hole course. In 1994, the second nine was completed. River Crest is now a challenging 18 hole course with rolling hills, interesting greens, and just the right amount of sand to keep golfers on their toes. It is located on the bank of the Minnesota River where the Chippewa River crosses into the Minnesota River.  In addition to golf, this site is also the home to the Table Two Twelve Chophouse, a place that provides an original dining experience where patrons will feel welcome and can expect great, affordable food!  For more information, or to make a tee time or dining reservation, call 320.321.1281, or visit their website at