Parks & Recreation

County Parks Mission Statement: To positively affect the community by providing outdoor recreational opportunities while protecting and preserving the environment.

A photo of a boardwalk at Grams Park

Sherburne County is home to thousands of acres of unique recreational land, including County, City and Township Parks, wildlife management areas, scientific and natural areas and public trails. The Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and the Sand Dunes State Forest are top destinations for nature-based recreation.

Reserve a County Picnic Shelter

Hunting is prohibited on all County-owned land, including tax-forfeited parcels, parks and trails.

poison ivy

Use caution on all park trails to avoid contact with poison ivy. Learn how to identify poison ivy


Photo Peter M. Dziuk

  1. Oak Savanna Trail Closure

    Trails closed beginning December 4th Read on...
  2. Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration

    Selective tree harvest set to begin as early as December 4th. Trails will be closed for duration of harvest, possibly through January. Read on...
  3. Pollinator Habitat Project underway at Island View!

    Pollinator Habitat Project underway at Island View! Read on...
  4. Grams Park Construction

    Construction is complete Read on...
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Integrated Pest Management for Invasive Species Underway

Under the MN Noxious Weed Law (MN Statutes, sections 18.75 to 18.91), Sherburne County is required to control species on the regulated list, including noxious and specially regulated plants.

Spot applications of herbicide will be conducted by a contracted licensed pesticide applicator. Chemicals to be used are labeled safe for re-entry upon being dry.

Signs will be posted to notify park visitors of application. Visitors are encouraged to stay on mowed and gravel trails.