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Recreation in Albert Lea

Something for everyone, of all ages.



When it comes to local events and recreational activities, Albert Lea has a huge variety! No matter what time of year, there are opportunities for everyone.

  • 41 parks offer a range of activities such as; playground equipment, basketball, pickle ball, and tennis courts, softball and baseball diamonds, fishing areas, soccer fields, ice rinks and picnic areas.
  • We are “The Land Between the Lakes”. Boating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding are a few of our best lake activities, as well as a city beach with a volleyball court and skate park. Albert Lea is also the home of the Bayside Waterski Team, offering free shows weekly in the summer. Our city also offers an aquatic center with handicap accessible pools, and a 226 foot waterslide for more aquatic fun.
  • There are two golf courses in our city, Wedgewood Cove and Green Lea Golf Course, each with their own restaurant and bar. There are also three disc golf courses with a total of 54 baskets.
  • Indoor Activities include our Family YMCA, two yoga studios and a large ice arena which holds sporting events as well as various other events throughout the year. Our city has a movie theater with seven screens and a great bowling venue. Albert Lea is home to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, where live theatrical productions are performed and acting classes are taught. We also have a great public library with a dedicated areas for adults, children, and teens.

There are many events and activities in Albert Lea all year long. It is a great place to get involved and participate with other community members.

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