The Parks Department maintains over 67 city parks and 32 miles of path / trail system. Most of the upgrades and additional developments of the parks are done by the parks staff. Maintenance tasks include:
- All turf and seed upkeep
- Ball infields
- Blacktop repair
- Buildings and shelters
- Ice rinks
- Irrigation systems
- Landscaping, trees and plantings
- Lighting and electrical
- Playground and play structures
- Trail sign installs
- Trash and litter control
- Various construction projects
- Wood and metal fabrication
Work Area Information
Crews are frequently working on or near roadways. Please use caution when driving through work areas.
The parks map (PDF) shows locations and features of each park, along with the trail system. The city has 5 major parks/facilities which offer many events and amenities each season. Our parks are:
- Andover Station North Park
- Kelsey Round Lake Park
- Prairie Knoll Park
- Sunshine Park
- Pine Hills North
Skate Board Park
Andover has a new Skate Board Park located on the west side of Sunshine Park off Crosstown Boulevard. The facility includes a concrete pad and several pieces of equipment for skate boarders such as ramps, rails, etc.
Did you know the City of Andover has an Adopt-A-Park program? The program allows community groups or an individual to adopt a park of their choice to keep litter-free for a 2 year commitment. The park clean-up takes place 2 times per year, once in the spring and again in the fall. If you agree to a 2 year commitment, a sign will be placed in the park recognizing your group's contributions to the city's park system. If you are interested in adopting a park or would like more information, feel free to contact Todd Haas, Parks Coordinator at 763-767-5131.
The city Parks Department maintains 12 sheets of ice in the winter season. Of those sheets, 4 of the ice rinks have warming houses. The rinks that have warming houses are:
- City Hall Complex Outdoor Rink
- Crooked Lake Elementary School
- Hawkridge Park
- Prairie Knoll Park
During the winter season, warming houses are open depending on weather conditions. Check out the Calendar page page for dates and times. As of March 4th, 2019, the warming houses and ice rinks are closed for the season.