The Parks & Trails division of Public Works is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s parks and trail system. The City of Baxter trail system is one of the finest in the area, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The southern trail head of the Paul Bunyan Trail is located by the Northland Arboretum, just north of Excelsior Rd.
- Berrywood Park
- Loren Thompson Park
- Mississippi River Overlook Park
- Oscar Kristofferson Park
- Riverview Park
- Southdale Park
- Whipple Beach Recreational Area