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Lakeside Park


  1. Benches
  2. Boat Launch
  3. Fishing
  4. Freedom Rock
  5. Grill
  6. Internet
  7. Parking
  8. Picnic Areas
  9. Picnic Tables
  10. Playground
  11. Restrooms
  12. Shelters
  13. Skate Park
  14. Volleyball
  15. Water
  16. Water Fountain

Lakeside Park Daily Pass

Metered parking is in effect daily from May through October each year. Parking is enforced by the Big Lake Police Department and all proceeds go toward maintaining the park. Below are instructions on how to use the Lakeside Park parking meter to purchase daily passes:

  1. Park your vehicle
  2. Enter your parking stall number
  3. Deposit payment for applicable parking type (only debit-credit cards accepted)
    1. Vehicle: $5 per day
    2. Vehicle & Trailer: $20 per day
  4. Keep your receipt
    1. Seasonal Pass holders with a displayed Seasonal Pass do not need to enter their parking stall at the parking meter. Simply park and play! 

**If you receive a citation that you disagree with, please submit a Parking Ticket Appeal Form to the Big Lake Police Department.

Lakeside Park Seasonal Passes

Vehicle Only: $10 (city resident)
Vehicle & Trailer: $20 (city resident)
Vehicle Only: $30 (non-resident)
Vehicle & Trailer: $60 (non-resident)

*City Resident: person(s) with a 55309 zip code
*Non-Resident: person(s) living outside the 55309 zip code

Seasonal Pass Application and Payment Instructions:

In the spring of each year, seasonal passes become available for purchase at City Hall, Lake Liquors or online by following the link below: Click here to apply for a Seasonal Lakeside Park Pass Online.

Parking/Driving Rules & Regulations 

Vehicles, including motorcycles, must park/drive only in the designated areas. Beware of restricted parking areas (handicapped, no parking, etc.). Watch for children. 


Subd. 2 Direction. All watercraft exceeding a slow-no wake speed shall travel in a counterclockwise direction. Subd. 3 Speed. A. The maximum speed limit of watercraft shall be forty miles per hour (40 m.p.h.) at all times except with the exception of those areas and times listed in Sections 560.02, Subd.3.B. and 560.02, Subd.3.C. B. Maximum speed limit of watercraft shall be fifteen miles per hour (15 m.p.h.) sunset to sunrise all year. C. A slow-no wake speed shall be maintained in the area extending one hundred fifty feet (150’) from the shore. Watercraft launching or landing water skiers by the most direct route to open water shall be exempt from this provision.


No lifeguard on duty. Swim only in the buoyed area.

Pavilion Areas

There are two Park Pavilion areas available for rental at Lakeside Park. Click Here for information on how to rent a Park Pavilion.

General Rules

  • No pets allowed
  • No glass containers
  • No keg beer
  • Place refuse in proper container
  • Be courteous to others


Lakeside Park has public WiFi Access!  Wireless ID:  Lakeside Park WiFi.


Acres: 12.4

Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes