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Orono Park

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Admission Fee

Free – Donations Accepted

Other Link Shelter Reservation


  1. Adjacent to Water
  2. Boat Landing
  3. Dog Waste Station
  4. Fishing
  5. Fishing Pier
  6. Off Leash Dog Park
  7. Playground
  8. Swings
  9. WiFi

Park Currently CLOSED - June 14, 2022

We recognize the public would like to see Orono Park open for use. We share in this anticipation! We have roughly three-weeks of work that requires the majority of the park amenities to remain closed.

We are hoping for a partial opening of many of the new features around the beginning of July including the beach area, restrooms, and splash pad. This will allow for improved initial turf establishment as the current germination stage is extremely sensitive. Trampling the new seed now, will only prolong the timeline to get the park to its desired condition.  

As Orono Park is nears completion and we begin taking down some of the fencing and barricades, it remains challenging to keep would-be users out of the full park. We ask anyone who does visit the area to remain on paved surfaces when viewing the new amenities, and be mindful that the only features currently open to users are the skateboard park, dog recreation area and playground.

Regular updates will be posted on the Active Elk River website here.

Park Map

View a map of the park.

 Park Info

18599 Gary Street - Home to a new destination playground, Orono Park is a family friendly 28-acre park located on the west shore of Lake Orono south of Highway 10.

The park is the hub of many civic amenities, including the City Hall Campus, the Library, the YMCA and the Sherburne County Fairgrounds.

City Council approved the updated Orono Park Master Plan on July 17, 2017. The revised park master plan recommended from the Parks and Recreation Commission highlights the park with reconfigured parking lots, expanded beach area, open recreation lawn, Kayak/SUP rental facility, larger splash pad, lighted pickleball and basketball courts and a fitness area. Staff will review the park features in the plan to develop an overall park capital improvement plan.  View plan.


The Orono Park playground is featured in the Landscape Structures "Playground Inspirations" catalog.  The catalog is distributed worldwide and over 100,000 are printed.  See it here.