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

The County has scheduled control to minimize poison ivy along trails in areas of public use. 

Signs will be posted to notify visitors of any chemical application. For your personal safety stay on mowed trails and keep pets leashed.

Photo Peter M. Dziuk

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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.