General Information

Park Hours

Parks shall be open to the public daily from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted. It shall be unlawful for a person to enter or remain in a park at any other time, except for campers in a designated camping area.

Gates will be open, providing access to the parking area, at Beebe Lake Regional Park and Clearwater / Pleasant Regional Park from 8 a.m. - sunset, from the first Saturday in May through the last Sunday in September (or until measurable snowfall occurs).  Parking lots will not be plowed or accessible at that point, but users are welcome year-round.

For information on alcohol and other ordinances please visit our Park Ordinance website.


Wright County envisions providing opportunities for a growing population to connect to and experience nature through a well-managed system of parks, trails, open spaces and programs.


To enable citizens and guests to recognize, enjoy, and appreciate the inherited natural and cultural resources of Wright County through preservation, enhancement, and programming of varied outdoor recreational opportunities and activities. 


Wright County Parks & Recreation Department operates under three main goals:

  1. Preserve public lands that focus on waters, forests, grasslands, and open spaces that are not subject to governmental rules of urban and suburban development.
  2. Ensure land areas are sufficient in size for large scale recreational opportunities and adequate spaces for future development of operations are available beyond the current need.
  3. Provide evidence that by preserving for the future, Wright County has concern for and will take steps to protect significant natural and cultural assets.


Wright County will:

  1. Provide natural resource-based parks, trails and programs that reflect the need of the regional clientele.
  2. Give priority to expanding/establishing/improving parks and trails in areas that:
    • Experience loss of integrity due to surrounding development.
    • Protect fragile or limited biological/scenic resources.
    • Provide year-round multipurpose uses for all age groups.
  3. Manage, maintain and restore the parklands so they retain their important scenic, natural and cultural values.
  4. Balance environmental concerns with outdoor recreational opportunities within park areas.
  5. Provide recreational development that foster appropriate use of parklands while preserving their unique and intrinsic value.
  6. Promote partnerships with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, volunteers and the private sector to achieve established goals.

2019 Parks & Recreation Year End Report (PDF)