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Memorial Park - St. James Lake

Levee Boulevard and Tiell Drive

Head down to the lake to experience Memorial Park, with its three fishing docks, a skateboard park, horseshoes, sand volleyball, picnic tables, park shelters, and the start of the 4 mile St. James Area Bike Trail which connects to the WatLine Bike Trail to Long Lake. Just around the bend you will find the outdoor St. James Pool, Tiell Campground, and a boat landing, fish cleaning station and our own disc golf course. Stop by the pool during open hours to rent kayaks, paddle boards or a canoe. Click here for a map of St. James Lake area recreation.

  • Levee Boulevard
    • Three Fishing Docks
    • Skateboard Park
    • Horseshoe Court
    • Sand Volleyball
    • GaGa Ball Pit
    • Picnic Tables
    • Park Shelters for rent
    • St. James Area Bike Trail
    • Connection to WatLine Bike Trail
  • Tiell Drive
    • St. James Pool
    • Tiell Campground
    • Boat Landing
    • Fish Cleaning Station
    • Disc Golf Course- score cards and map are on Pool fence
    • Kayak and Paddle-board rental

For questions or to reserve a park shelter call the City of St. James at 507-375-3241.

Toddler Town

500 3rd Ave S

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!

Southside Park Complex

910 4th Ave S

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
  • Playground

Eagle’s Nest County Park


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.

Unleashed Dog Park


Unleashed Dog Park is located next to Meadowlark Compost Site at 33890 733rd Ave, St. James.

Bring your dog and make a day of it at Unleashed Dog Park. This park is not your average dog park. This spacious park has over two acres of wooded and grassy play area, perfect for enjoying a game of fetch.

There are pet waste stations for your convenience. Water is not provided, and there are no restrooms on site, so please plan accordingly.

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

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