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Veteran's Memorial Park - The park location is on the corner of 5th Street North and Beede Avenue directly across fromt the waterplant. With the City’s ability to acquire a rare AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter that was actually used during the Vietnam War, the idea of a park to honor all the men and women who have, and currently still do, serve and protect our country.  The Veterans Park was created with that idea in mind.  In order to help pay for certain expenses related to constructing the park, memorial pavers, corporate sponsor blocks, and donations are being accepted.  The response from the community has been wonderful.  The pavers and blocks are all laid on the winding pathway in the park with the names of loved ones etched in the stone.  The donation board is yet to be completed, but as donations come in, the committee does more jobs in order to complete the park.   

 Veteran's Memorial Park Paver Application      

Headwaters Park & Boat Landing - At the Headwaters of the Red River of the North in Breckenridge, on Minnesota Avenue West at Interstate Bridge. At this spot the Red River of the North begins it's Northward flow 549 miles to Lake Winnipeg, Canada, and from there continues onto Hudson Bay, making it the longest North flowing river in the United States. The Red River of the North is formed by the joining of the Bois De Sioux and Otter Tail Rivers at this spot. Boat landing, dock, parking and picnic shelter facilities are available. There is also a 'Friendship Sculpture' denoting the Headwaters. 


Kid's Corner - Located at South 7th Street and Chicago Avenue in Breckenridge. Facilities include playground equipment, basketball courts and shelter.

Ox Cart Trail Park - The Oxcart Trail Park is located on Wilkin Ave, west off Highway 75, and was formerly called the Wilkin Avenue Playground. The park consists of several activity panels, numerous slides and tunnels, a horizontal ladder, two decorative roofs, a clatter bridge and belt bridge, tire swings and belt seat swings, basketball and small softball courts, restrooms, picnic shelter and various other activities. It's handicapped accessible, and will accommodate children up to age 12. The Oxcart Trail Park was named for the authentic wagon wheel rut trails that wind through Wilkin County.


Welles Memorial Park - The park entrance is at 2nd Street North and Nebraska Avenue for vehicles and from Minnesota Avenue West via the walk bridge. Facilities include: handicapped accessible playground equipment, picnic shelters, horse shoe pits, river bank fishing, 5 primitive campsites, restrooms, open grassy areas. This is the site of the Wilkin County Fair and Breckenridge Headwaters Day and other activities, Historic schoolhouse, tours are available upon request. Three Rivers Performing Stage featuring periodic historical pageants.


Railroad Park - Located on Minnesota Avenue across from Cinema 6 theatre. Railroad Park boasts of a renovated Great Northern Caboose, various railroad monuments, and original platform bricks from the depot grounds along with a beautiful flower garden. Tours are available upon request.

Gazebo - Located on Minnesota Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets North. The gazebo was dedicated in September of 1991 to former city-clerk treasurer, Mike Casper.

Angelique's Arbor - Located in the main business district along 5th Street. This is a mini park to sit and enjoy the day. Named after Angelique Bourcier Martin, one of three French women who originally owned most of the land which is now Breckenridge. The park includes benches and flowers.


Rotary Park - Located on Main Street near Park Manor on the Otter Tail river. Facilities include a picnic shelter, this portion of the Otter Tail River has been adopted by the Breckenridge Rotary Club.

Lion's Park - Located on Highway 75 North on the Otter Tail River. Facilities include playground equipment, picnic shelter, restrooms, public access to the river, parking. There is also a historical monument explaining the burning of Breckenridge in 1862.

Jefferson Park - Located on 10th Street South and Dacotah Avenue. Facilities include playground equipment, shelter, restrooms, and softball fields.


Family Aquatic Center Park - Located at Beede Avenue and 13th Street North in Breckenridge. Facilities include swimming pool (outdoor), shelter, playground equipment, sand volleyball courts, basketball court and tennis courts. For more information and photos click here

Senior High School Athletic Complex - Located at the East end of North 14th Street in Breckenridge. Facilities include softball, baseball and football fields, track for running, restrooms, storage buildings and pressbox.

Breckenridge ElementarySchool Playground- Located on the East side of the school on Beede Ave in Breckenridge.


Skating Rink Area - Located at North 6th Street and Beede Avenue in Breckenridge. Facilities include lighted hockey and open skating areas, warming house/teen center.

Parks in Wilkin County (outside of Breckenridge)

Tom Richels County Park- Located east of Breckenridge on County State Hwy 14, go about 1/2 mile, turn left onto 359th Ave (there is a sign), follow that road until 208th Street. A beautiful place for a picnic, get back to nature, take a walk, or to fish from the shore and bridge. There is a bathroom, shelter, pinic area, benches for over looking the water. Also, a special place in honor of children sho lost their lives, Cherish the Child Memorial Garden. 
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Prairie Chicken Roadside Park - Located at the North edge of Rothsay, MN. 20 miles North East of Breckenridge. Rothsay has been designated as the Prairie Chicken Capital of Minnesota. The park contains prairie chicken statue and picnic tables.

Lloyd's Park - Located 9 miles North of Breckenridge on Highway 75 then 1 mile West in County Road 18. There is a picnic area with a flower garden overlooking the Red River of the North. Bank fishing is available from both side of the river and include a boat ramp at the Brushvale Bridge Recreation Area located on the North Dakota side.

Parks in Wahpeton, North Dakota

Chahinkapa Park & Zoo - Located in our sister city of Wahpeton, ND just across the Interstate Bridge entrance on R. J. Hughes Drive. Facilities include an excellent zoo, beautiful Prairie Rose Carousel, Prairie Rose Chapel, playground equipment, shelters, campsites, swimming pool, water slide.

Kidder Recreation Area - Located along the 210 bypass on the Red River of the North. The 26 acres of the area includes garden plots, an arboretum, excellent fishing along shorelines, fish cleaning station, picnic shelter, restrooms & showers, modern campsites with water & electricity, a boat ramp and fishing piers. It is also home to "Wahpper" - the world's largest catfish.