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City of Lakes & Parks

Victoria has been nicknamed "The City of Lakes and Parks" because it has over 200 acres of reserved land, 27 parks with various amenities, and 12 lakes within its borders.  Victoria is also the home of the 1,200+ acre Carver Park Reserve.  The City has many trails for walking, running and hiking, to view Victoria's trails map click here.

The Parks and Recreation Department works closely with the Park and Recreation Committee, advising staff and the City Council on parks and recreation-related needs, plans and facilities.

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Photo credit:  Brenda Haines, Victoria

Parks and Recreation Areas

To view a chart of Victoria's Parks and Recreation areas, click here.  You can click on the park name for Google Map location. 
Park Shelters and Reservations
Learn about the shelters available in Victoria and how to reserve one by clicking on the link.  
Lions Park Outdoor Ice Rink
The Lions Park Warming House and Ice is scheduled to open once weather permits.  Any closures will be updated on the weather hotline at (952)-443-4260. 

Nearby Parks and Trail

Carver Park Reserve

Victoria is home to the Carver Park Reserve which contains campgrounds the Lowry Nature Center, archery range, trails, swimming beach, off-leash dog area and the historic Grimm Farm House.  Click here for more information.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Also home to Victoria is the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Apple Barn and partially located in Victoria is the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail
Downtown Victoria is the trail head for the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail (LRT).  This aggregate trail spans 15-miles ending in Hopkins.  Click here for more information.  

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Photo credit:  Michael Sanders, Victoria

Ann Mahnke
Park & Recreation / Public Works Director

Holly Kaufhold
Recreation Supervisor

Park & Recreation Office
8475 Kochia Lane
Victoria, MN 55386

Ph: 952-443-4255
Fx: 952-443-3482

Weather Hotline
Will be updated with program cancellations and field closures
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