Click an activity below for more information.

Baseball

Varsity Field Stands

Veteran’s Field

Intersection of 7th Ave S. and 3rd St S.
Owned by St. James Youth Baseball Association
507-236-2569 Kevin Jones, Association
www.stjamesbaseball.com

Enjoy watching a game of baseball from the new grandstand- Express Baseball, St. James A’s Amateur Baseball Team, St. James Saints Baseball Team, Legion Post #33, and VFW Post 1912.

  • 1st Base Viewing Deck
  • Stadium seating
  • Grandstand
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Concession Stand- Try a pork chop on a stick or a Dairy Queen treat!
  • Restrooms
  • Electronic Score Board
  • Sound System
  • Check the website for schedule of games to watch!

St. James High School

1001 10th Ave N
507-375-5602

There are two baseball fields with bleachers and backstop at the High School. The South field is regulation size with no outfield fence. The North field is youth size with no outfield fence.

  • Open to the public if not in use by the School
  • Parking
  • Bleachers

Biking

Bike Rider on St. James bike trail
Photo: St. James Area Bike Trail

St. James Area Bike Trail and WatLine Trail

The St. James Area Trail is a 4 mile long paved trail, ideal for hiking or biking, that loops around St. James Lake. A good starting point is Memorial Park on Levee Boulevard or the parking lot by the City Pool on Tiell Drive. The trail connects to another paved trail which extends from the opposite side of the trail, South to Long Lake Park. WatLine Trail is around five miles in length. Click here for a recreation map of the trails and Memorial Park. At the gazebo where St. James Area Bike Trail connects to Watline Trail, there is a resting area with a gazebo, benches and a restroom. In addition, there is an exercise station consisting of adult-sized metal fitness bars.

  • Restrooms
  • Exercise Station
  • Gazebos
  • Picture perfect views
  • Click here for a flora and fauna identification brochure

Hammond Highway Designated Trail

The Hammond Highway Designated Trail is an on-road designated bike trail that extends from St. James to Madelia. The trail is 11 miles in length. See the Watonwan County Trail System map below for this, and other bike routes in Watonwan County.

Camping


Photo: Tiell Park Campground on St. James Lake

Tiell Park Campground

City of St. James
205 Tiell Drive
507-375-3241
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=115

Visit the City’s website for more information or call City Hall.

  • 2 tent spaces
  • 21 camper spaces
  • Electrical, sewer and water hook up
  • Boat access
  • Bath house
  • Shelter
  • Playground
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private concrete pad
  • Fire ring
  • On St. James Area Bike Trail
  • Located near Memorial Park with many recreation activities
  • Located near St. James Outdoor Pool
  • New in 2017! Kayaks and paddle boards for rent!

Sands Country Cove Campground

39312 680th Avenue
Butterfield, MN 56120
9 miles from Downtown St. James
507-380-2093 or 507-380-2094
www.Gocampin.net/sandscountrycove

Sands Country Cove Campground is a twelve acre campground located on Kansas Lake. Visit their website for more information.

  • 1 Cabin (sleeps 4)
  • 38 camper sites
  • Each site has fire ring and picnic table
  • Bath house
  • Rustic hiking
  • 2 fishing docks
  • Convenience store
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paddle boats, kayaks and canoes
  • Yard games
  • Playgrounds

Eagle Nest Park

507-375-3393

Eagle’s Nest Park is an 80 acre park located approximately 6 miles East of St. James, just North of State Highway 60. The park lies along the South fork of the Watonwan River, in one of the most wooded and scenic areas within Watonwan County. Adjacent to the park is the 18-hole golf course which is open to the public.

  • 1.25 miles of hiking trails
  • Picnic shelter
  • Charcoal grills
  • Four electrical service camping sites
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Horseback Riding

Directions: Take State Highway 60 to Watonwan County Road 118 (which is approx. 9 miles west of Madelia or 6 miles east of St. James), proceed north on County Road 118 approximately 1 mile to park entrance (on left). There is brown signage for “Eagle’s Nest Park” on Highway 60.

Voss Park

507-956-2501
63583 360th Street
Butterfield, MN 56120
www.butterfieldmn.com

Located 10 miles from Downtown St. James
Voss Park is located on a small lake and is conveniently located adjacent to park grounds and all the action at the annual Butterfield Threshing Bee.

  • 120 camper sites
  • Playground
  • Shelters
  • Bath house
  • On Butterfield Lake Trail
  • 2 fishing docks
  • Boat access

Disc Golf

St. James Outdoor Pool- Starting Point

111 Tiell Drive
507-375-3241 (City Hall)
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=114

  • Score cards located on Pool fence
  • 9 hole course
  • All holes are Par 3
  • Amateur-level recreation T-boxes
  • Advanced tournament T-boxes
  • Room for expansion with temporary holes for tournament play- plotted for easy setup

Football

Students playing football

High School Football Field

On 1st Street South
Between 7th Ave S and 10th Ave S
507-375-5602

  • Regulation size football field
  • Lights
  • Restrooms
  • Concessions
  • Electronic Scoreboard
  • Bleachers on both sides
  • High School Track surrounds the field, which is open to the public if not in use by the school.

Golfing

South Fork Golf Club

77818 State Highway 60
507-942-7484
southforkgolf.com

A Tournament Golf Course at an affordable rate with Pro Shop, Bar & Grill and Banquet Hall to accommodate Weddings, Business, Parties, Leagues, etc.

  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Driving Range
  • Club House
  • Pro Shop
  • Bar and Grill
  • Banquet Hall/Event Center
  • Designed by Joel Goldstrand
  • Course Rating: 73.3
  • Slope Rating: 136

Hiking/Walking

St. James Bike Trail
Photo: St. James Area Bike Trail

Eagle’s Nest Park

507-375-3393

Eagle’s Nest Park is an 80 acre park located approximately 6 miles East of St. James, just North of State Highway 60. The park lies along the South fork of the Watonwan River, in one of the most wooded and scenic areas within Watonwan County. Adjacent to the park is the 18-hole golf course which is open to the public.

  • 1.25 miles of hiking trails
  • Picnic shelter
  • Charcoal grills
  • Four electrical service camping sites
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Horseback Riding

Directions: Take State Highway 60 to Watonwan County Road 118 (which is approx. 9 miles west of Madelia or 6 miles east of St. James), proceed north on County Road 118 approximately 1 mile to park entrance (on left). There is brown signage for “Eagle’s Nest Park” on Highway 60.

St. James Area Trail & WatLine Trail

The St. James Area Trail is a 4 mile long paved trail, ideal for hiking or biking, that loops around St. James Lake. A good starting point is Memorial Park on Levee Boulevard or the parking lot by the City Pool on Tiell Drive. The trail connects to another paved trail which extends from the opposite side of the trail, South to Long Lake Park. WatLine Trail is around five miles in length. Click here for a recreation map of the trails and Memorial Park. At the gazebo where St. James Area Bike Trail connects to Watline Trail, there is a resting area with a gazebo, benches and a restroom. In addition, there is an exercise station consisting of adult-sized metal fitness bars.

  • Restrooms
  • Exercise Station
  • Gazebos
  • Picture perfect views
  • Click here for a flora and fauna identification brochure

St. James School District Track

900 2nd Street South
507-375-5602

  • Full Seven lane rubberized track
  • Eight sprinting lanes
  • Open to public if not in use by the School

St. James High School Hall-Walking

1001 10th Ave N
507-375-5602

  • 1st and 2nd Floor Hall-Walking on the East side of the building
  • Available before and after school

Horseshoes

horseshoes

Levee Blvd.
507-375-3241 (City Hall)
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/9

  • Four courts
  • Open to the public
  • Lighted for evening use
  • Bring your own horseshoes

Ice Skating

Two kids on ice rink

Southside Complex

910 4th Ave S
507-375-3241
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/9

Great place for playing hockey or ice skating:

  • Outdoor ice rink
  • Open to the public
  • Restrooms
  • Warming House

Outdoor Basketball

Southside Park Complex
Photo: Southside Park Complex

Southside Park Complex

City of St. James
910 4th Ave S
507-375-3241
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/9

  • Two baskets
  • Paved

Armstrong School

600 Armstrong Blvd. S
507-375-3321

  • Two baskets
  • Paved
  • Open to the public if not in use by School

Playgrounds


Photo: Sertoma Playground

Toddler Town

500 3rd Ave S
507-375-4517

Toddler Town playground equipment is an ability-based approach to play. This playground is designed specifically for the play style and developmental needs of children ages 0-5. Bring your toddlers to Toddler Town for a fun day of outdoor play!

Memorial Park Playgrounds

Levee Blvd.
507-375-3241
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/Facilities.aspx?Page=detail&RID=9

Memorial Park features a large green space with a playground at the North end (Miracle Playground) and a playground at the South end (Sertoma Playground)

  • Teeter totters
  • Child swings
  • Jungle Gym/Climbers
  • Spring Animals
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Sand Digger
  • Shelter/Restrooms/Water Fountain/Parking

Tiell Campground Playground

205 Tiell Drive
507-375-3241
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=115

  • Miracle Play Set
  • Shelter with Utilities
  • On St. James Lake next to Tiell Campground

Southside Park Complex

910 4th Ave S
507-375-3241
www.ci.stjames.mn.us

This park includes ice skating for the winter with a warming house and public restrooms attached. Enjoy outdoor basketball courts year-round at this park.

  • Shelter for rent

The City of St. James has additional smaller parks with playground equipment throughout town. Check out their website for more information www.ci.stjames.mn.us

Rent a Shelter

Park Shelter
Photo: North Shelter in Memorial Park

City of St. James

507-375-3241
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=214

The City of St. James has multiple shelters for rent. Visit their website or call City Hall for more information.
For other event space options, click here.

Skateboarding


Photo: Memorial Park Skateboard Park

Memorial Park

Levee Blvd.
507-375-3241 (City Hall)
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/9

  • ½ Pipe
  • ¼ Pipe
  • Grind Rail
  • Ledge
  • Suitable to all levels of rollerblading and skateboarding
  • Fenced-in area
  • Open to the public

Soccer

Toddler playing soccer

Northside Elementary School

1273 10th Ave N
507-375-3325

  • Regulation soccer field
  • Parking
  • Open to the public if not in use by the School

Softball

Watonwan County Fairgrounds
Photo: Watonwan County Fairgrounds

Watonwan County Fairgrounds

53 11th Street S
St. James Youth Softball Association
PO Box 8, Odin, MN 56160
Andy Swanson 507-236-4628

Two regulation size softball fields

  • New bleachers
  • Concessions
  • Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Safe play-zone for children with sand boxes, etc.
  • Player dugouts
  • 8 foot fence around infields
  • 25 foot Backstop

St. James High School

10th Ave N
507-375-5602

There is a full softball-size field with backstop and bleachers at the St. James High School.

  • Parking
  • Backstop
  • Bleachers

Northside Elementary School

1273 10th Ave N
507-375-3325

There is one youth softball field at Northside Elementary School.

  • Bleachers
  • Parking

Swimming

Super 8 indoor pool
Photo: Super 8 Indoor Pool

City of St. James Outdoor Pool

111 Tiell Drive (Pool Address)
507-375-3241 (City Hall)
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=114

This seasonal outdoor pool is opens in June and closes end of August. Check the City’s website for current rates and hours of operation. This facility is equipped with a waterslide, diving boards, and a splash pool. The pool can be reserved for parties as well. Lifeguard on duty.

  • Shaded lounging areas
  • 150 foot Waterslide
  • Splash pool for toddlers
  • Diving boards
  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions
  • Kayak/Paddle Board/Canoe rental for St. James Lake

Super 8 Pool and Spa

1210 Heckman Court
St. James, MN 56081
507-375-4708
Super 8 Overview

This heated indoor pool and spa facility is open 7:00am to 10:00pm daily. If you are not a guest of the Super 8, you may purchase a punch card for $35.00 that includes 10 punches. Individual pass cost is $5 per person.

  • ADA Pool Lifts
  • Hot Tub
  • Five foot deep pool
  • Individual shower facilities
  • Available for pool party rental

High School Pool

1001 10th Avenue North
507-375-3381
www.stjames.k12.mn.us

This large heated indoor pool is open to the public for lap swimming and water aerobics through Community Education. Call the Community Ed office with questions: 507-375-4517.

  • Lap Swimming costs $20 for a 20 punch card. Available Wed/Fri 6:30-7:30am and Monday from 6:15-6:45pm. Pay at the door.
  • Water Aerobics class is $40 for a 20 punch card. Available Mon/Wed/Fri 7:00-8:00am and Mon/Wed 5:15-6:15pm. Pay at the door.
  • Diving Board
  • Locker rooms and shower facilities
  • Marked lanes

Long Lake Wayside Park- Swimming Beach

South Long Lake Lane (CR 104) off of Highway 4

Long Lake is located 5 miles south of St. James on Highway 4 on the East side of the road.

  • Sand swimming beach
  • Restrooms
  • NO lifeguard on duty

Tennis

Tennis Court

St. James High School

1001 10th Ave N
507-375-5602

  • Eight full size tennis courts with bleachers
  • Four of the courts are lighted
  • Summer tournament play available
  • Open to the public if not in use by the School

Volleyball


Photo: Memorial Park Sand Volleyball Courts

Hickory Inn

1000 County Road 104
507-375-3227

  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • 1800 square foot deck
  • Offering league tournaments and recreational play

Memorial Park

Levee Blvd.
507-375-3241 (City Hall)
www.ci.stjames.mn.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/9

  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • Restrooms available
  • Located in Memorial Park

Water Sports

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Water Sports

City Outdoor Pool
111 Tiell Drive
507-375-3241
http://www.ci.stjames.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=114

Kayaks and paddle boards are available to rent at the Outdoor City Pool during pool hours.

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