About River’s Edge Park

This 42.1-acre, handicap accessible park was donated to the City by the Burlington Northern Railroad Company in 1972. It is located adjacent to the Sauk River at the corner of 3rd Street North and 10th Avenue North in Waite Park, MN.


  • ADA Accessible
  • Baseball / Softball
  • Batting Cage
  • Benches
  • Concession Stand
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Hockey/Ice Skating Rink
  • Parking
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Warming House
  • Water Fountains

Due to COVID-19, the Splash Pad will not be open until further notice.

Rivers Edge Park features a fabulous Splash Pad which will generally be open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend – weather permitting. The hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Check out the 360-View of the Splash Pad and Playground area in the link above!

There are six Pickleball courts available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the south side of Rivers Edge Park. Bring your own paddles and balls and enjoy the fun game of pickleball! More information about our pickleball courts is available here.

Due to COVID-19, you may use the Fitness Court at your own risk. The equipment is not being disinfected by city staff, so it is recommended to bring disinfecting wipes to use before and after using the equipment.

The city partnered with the National Fitness Campaign and local business sponsors to install an outdoor fitness court! It is located in Rivers Edge Park at the corner of 3rd Street North and 10th Avenue North. The fitness court is designed to allow all people to use it, since it is using your own body weight as resistance training and there are various levels of difficulty, based on your fitness level and goals. There are seven fitness elements to provide a full body workout: Core, Squat, Push, Lunge, Pull, Agility and Bend. 7 minutes – 7 movements to Change Your Health! Check out the National Fitness Campaign website for more information and workouts that can be tailored to your level of fitness.

A recently updated 12-Hole Disc Golf Course, with one practice hole, is also available at Rivers Edge Park! This course was completely revamped in 2018-2019 and has been described as a “destination course”, which is used year-round! Off-street parking is available.

Winter recreation at Rivers Edge Park includes a hockey rink and a recreational skating rink with a warming house. The warming house hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Weekends/Holidays 1:00 – 8:00 PM

Lights will be on at skating rinks only if the temperature is warmer than -5 degrees, or if wind chill is warmer than -18 degrees.

Rivers Edge Park contains three ball fields with dug-outs. One ball field has seating. A batting cage, concession stand, picnic tables, restrooms and drinking fountains are available.