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Jim Whitcomb

Park Operations and Maintenance

Phone: 320-968-5190
Email: jwhitcom@co.benton.mn.us

Picnic Shelters & Lakeview Center Reservations

531 Dewey Street
PO Box 129
Foley, MN 56329

Phone: 320-968-5292
Email: fdesk@co.benton.mn.us

 

The County has a stated goal to develop, maintain and manage a County park, trail and open space system to meet the needs of the community by utilizing various methods of fiscally responsible strategies. The County hopes to achieve this goal by

  • enhancing and maintain the existing park system to meet the intergenerational needs of the community;
  • ensure that there is a balance within the County park system that creates connections between rural and urbanizing areas of the County;
  • take advantages of opportunities to acquire new park and open space areas; promote the development of trails;
  • promote the sharing of facilities of recreational facilities and consider various funding options in acquisition of parkland.

 

Benton County ParksThere are currently seven parks in the un-incorporated areas of Benton County consisting of approximately 354 acres with frontage on the Mississippi River and access onto Little Rock Lake.

The County has completed a master plan for the future development of the existing parks as well as acquisition of additional parkland to ensure the continued enjoyment of our natural environment for generations to come.

Map of Benton County Parks

Click on the links on the left to learn more about each park.