Staples Visitor Information

Veteran’s Park:  Veteran's Park in Staples is a place that honors and remembers the individuals who have defended their nation and community.  It’s located on the south side of Highway 10, with a beautiful memorial.  There is also an 80 foot flag pole that flies a 20 by 30 foot American flag.  For more information about the park, you can check out the city website.

Dower Lake Recreational Area:  Dower Lake Recreational Area is located 2 miles west of Staples on Highway 10.  Highlights of Dower Lake include Minnesota’s Longest Fishing Pier, a disc golf course, softball fields, a basketball court, a swimming beach, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a picnic shelter, and a 45 unit campground.  For more information, you can check out the city website.

Staples Community Center:  The Staples Community Center is a great place to take part in fitness activities.  The center offers lap swimming, aquacise, adult swimming lessons, infant and preschool aquatics, volleyball leagues, and a fitness center.  There is also a senior citizens room where seniors meet for lunch, supper, and for socializing.  For more information on the center, you can check out the city website.

Living Legacy Gardens:  Living Legacy Gardens is a 10 acre public garden with a goal of serving the horticultural needs of the people of Minnesota.  Located at the Central Lakes Agriculture Center, these gardens offer a serene spot to relax.  The garden contains annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs, fruits, vines, trees, and native plants.  For more information, you can check out the Central Lakes College website.  

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