Faribault Parks & Recreation Department

At the recommendation of Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health, Faribault Parks and Recreation facilities remain closed, and all programming is suspended until Governor Tim Walz announces the opening of Phase Three of his “Stay Safe MN” plan.

For a detailed look at this plan, visit the governor’s COVID-19 website, here.

The City facilities that remain closed include the Faribault Community Center, Faribault Family Aquatic Center and the Washington Recreation Center.

Please know that all city and state trails will remain open, and we’re encouraging people to use these amenities, while maintaining a safe, 6-foot distance from one another, which is being recommended by the MDH.

Community Center hours

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday*: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

*(8 p.m. Labor Day – Memorial Day)

Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

**The Community Center will remain open until 8 p.m. on Fridays between Labor Day and Memorial Day.**  

Open Swim hours

Saturday - Sunday: 1  - 4 p.m. 

Friday*: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

*Between Labor Day and Memorial Day

Department Activities


Faribault Parks and Recreation has an experience just waiting for you...indoors and out! We have recreational, educational and sporting opportunities for everyone. To find all of our activities, see the City of Faribault Buckham Bulletin!

Buckham Bulletin City Activity Guide


The Buckham Bulletin is the official event and activity guide for the City of Faribault. It includes city news, events and activities for Buckham Center (Parks & Recreation, Buckham Memorial Library, Faribault Senior Center), City Enrichment Programs, Paradise Center for the Arts, Riverbend Nature Center, and more!

Download the Bulletin!

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