Public Outdoor Spaces & Buildings:
Visit the City of Northfield webpage for more information.
Sechler Athletic Complex is located at 1200 Armstrong Road. This baseball/softball complex is home to three lighted youth baseball fields and one lighted youth/adult baseball field.
Babcock ballfield is a lighted softball field located off Highway 3
Carleton College Arboretum
The “Arb” consists of approximately 800 acres (360 hectares) of land adjacent to the College and was created under the leadership of President Donald J. Cowling and Professor Harvey E. Stork in the 1920s. Professor Stork and Superintendent of Grounds D. Blake Stewart (“Stewsie”) were responsible for much of the early development of the Arb, and their influences can still be seen and felt in many places. Stork and Stewsie were remarkable land managers, and it can be argued that they were among the nation’s first restoration ecologists. In particular, their planting of upland forest trees and wildflowers in the Upper Arb (Stork Forest) decades ago is now coming to impressive maturity.
View the City of Northfield Parks webpage for information on Northfield Parks.
Community gardens are available to all residents of Northfield. The garden is located in Meadows Park in the southeast corner or Northfield. To learn more about Northfield’s gardening opportunity check the City of Northfield webpage or call (507) 645-3050.
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The Northfield Ice Arena provides year-round opportunities including.
Open skating hours offered weekly, as well as skate rental and sharpening.
The arena is available for events, trade shows and other activities when the ice is taken out.
Link to City website for information on pool use:
Old Memorial Swimming Pool
Picnic Tables | Showmobile | Park Shelters
St. Olaf Natural Lands
The college community and the general public are welcome to use the St. Olaf Natural Lands throughout the year.
The City of Northfield Streets, Parks and Facilities Division maintain public areas that offer many ways to enjoy an active life in Northfield. This includes over 35 parks, green spaces, and pedestrian and bicycle trails.
Northfield bike trail map
Future approved parks and trails map
DNR snowmobile maps
MNDNR state trails
Tri-County ATV park