Local Recreation



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Den Playground for children ages 1-12, is located on Pine City Elementary school grounds off downtown's Main Street.


This expansive, multi-level structure offers a variety of ramps, bridges, slides, swings, climbers and much more! The playground was constructed in 2007 and is open to the public daily from 7:30am to sundown, except while school is in session hours are 3pm to sundown 

Fishing, of course, is a popular activity in a community located near so much water. Cross Lake938 acres in size, and Pokegama Lake, 1,536 acres both hold walleye, muskie, northern, bass, and pan fish of all types. The Lakes, connected by the Snake River, have ample public water access.
Two Public Fishing Docks are located at Challeen Park at the end of 3rd St SE, just past the Village Bar and Grill. Boats may access both the Snake River and Cross Lake at the Snake River landing, which is just across Highway 61 from Voyageur Park. It is nicely landscaped, completely blacktopped and offers plenty of parking for vehicles and trailers. Another boat access to Cross Lake is on the east side of the lake off County Road 9 just north of the river bridge. Canoes have access to the Snake River south of the dam near the same access. Pokegama Lake, west of Pine City, has a public access landing on the south side of the lake on County Road 7.



Golf is another favorite leisure sport, and Pine City boasts a lovely nine-hole course. The Pine City Country Club is open to the public. The course offer league play or call for a tee time at 320-629-3848. A nine-hole, par three course at Lake Pokegama RV Park and Golf Course is also open to the public from May 1- October 1, with no restrictions on playing times, call 320-629-6552 for more information.




A tournament-style softball complex located on the south end of the city near the Pine City High School; is available to the Public and area leagues. The local youth summer recreation program facilitates t-ball, softball and baseball on the fields 6 weeks in the summer and is free to all children 4-18. Bleachers, a shelter, concession facilities and restrooms are situated on the site. 

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The Summer Recreation  program begins at the end of the school year and offers children ages 4-18 a variety of sporting experiences; including tennis, softball, golf, t-ball, and baseball which are facilitated throughout Pine City. Soccer has become a growing recreation activity in Pine City. The Pine City Youth Soccer program is open to children ages 5-18.
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The Pine City Civic Center is located at the south end of town at 1225 Main Street S. Home of the Pine City youth and high school hockey, the indoor arena and recreational skating facility is busy during the cold weather months. Open skating is offered during designated hours. A Broom ball league plays on Sunday evenings. The facility may be leased for community events during the off season. The Civic Center is operated by the non-profit Pine City Civic Center Association, contact manager at 320-629-6995 for further information.
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The outdoor Skating Rinks, located north of the Civic Center building, are open daily after school and all day on non-school days. There are two boarded rinks for organized and recreation hockey activities and one open rink for recreational use. The lighted skating rinks offer nighttime skating for people of all ages, with outdoor bathroom facilities and a warming house. There is a first aid certified attendant on duty seven days a week.


December 2018 - March 2019 Rink Hours:
School Days: 3-9 pm 
Fridays: 3-10 pm
Saturdays, Sundays, and non-school days: 10 am-10 pm 

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Snowmobiles find plenty to do in the Pine City area. With 460 miles of marked and groomed trails within its boundaries and 1,200 in adjoining areas, Pine County is well connected for winter fun. The Pine City And Hinckley Flames maintain the local trails and information about the club and trail conditions can be found at www.flamessnowmobileclub.com. For additional trail information, visit the DNR website. Trail maps are also available at the Voyageur Bottle Shop, Chamber of Commerce offices, and the Pine County License Center.


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ATV enthusiasts may use the designated trails in the Chengwatana State Forest, located just a few minutes northeast of Pine City. Interested persons may visit the Northern Pine Riders website.




PokegamaLakeThis is a 1,536 acre lake containing walleye, northern pike, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, sturgeon, perch and some muskie. Public access is on the south end of the lake off of County Road 7.


Snake River:  Public access is from any of the landings for Cross and PokegamaLakes. If you take the Snake River from the access east of CrossLake, you can canoe (or tube) down to the St. Croix. Since the water level changes constantly, check with locals before attempting this trip. This trip can take from 2-6 hours depending on water levels.


Cross LakeThis is a 938 acre lake with an average depth of 16 feet. Cross Lake contains basically the same species of fish as Pokegama. There are two public accesses:

1)     NorthPineCity across from RiversidePark at the Snake River Landing.

2)     East side of CrossLake off of County Road 9 by the dam.


City Parks:


Robinson Park:  Located in the downtown area, Robinson Park offers lots of shade with picnic tables, gazebo, grills, and playground equipment. In the summer, Robinson Park hosts musical groups and artists for “Art in the Park” on Friday evenings.  Market in the Park is located here on Fridays from July - October each year.


West Side ParkThis park, located near the freeway on Sixth Avenue SW, has a public swimming beach with lifeguards and bathrooms. Also offered are picnic tables, grills, shelter, playground, horseshoes, basketball courts, a fishing pier, and a skateboard park.


Dragons' Den:  This playground is very large and unique and offers beautiful playground equipment. The playground is located south of the Pine City Elementary on school grounds and is open daily to the public.


Voyageur Park:   A giant carved redwood voyageur statue resides at Voyageur Park, just north of downtown off of Highway 361 near the Pine County Fairgrounds. The park offers picnic tables, grills, gazebo, walking paths, and disc golf course.


Challeen Park:  This park is on the south bank of the Snake River at the end of 3rd Street SE.  There is a large fishing pier and picnic areas for your enjoyment, as well as a community garden for anyone wishing to participate. 


There are several other neighborhood parks within the city.  Please contact City Hall for more information, at (320) 629-2575.




Pokegama Lake RV Park:  Located four miles west of Pine City on County Road 11. RV pull-through sites are available, as well as a par 3 golf course, outdoor pool. For more information call: 320-629-6552.


Snake River State Campground:  Located nine miles east of Pine City on county Road 8. The campground has 26 sites with parking, picnic, table, and fire ring and tent area. The campground also has water and outdoor toilets. For more information call 1-651-296-6157.




Pine City Country Club:  This club offers a nine-hole course, driving range, and clubhouse and is open to the public. For more information, please call 320-629-3848. Grill and bar along with banquet facilities are available as well. 10413 Golf Course Road SW.


Pokegama Lake Golf Course:  Located four miles west of Pine City on County Road 11 at Woischke’s Pokegama Lake RV Park. This is a nine-hole course and is open to the public. For more information call 320-629-6552.




Hinckley-PineCity Snowmobile Club:  This club grooms approximately 100 miles of snowmobile trails in the area. For more information, please call 320-629-7958 or click on the following link: http://flamessnowmobileclub.ipower.com/index.html Trails maps are available on their website, at the Pine Area Chamber of Commerce office, the Pine County License Center, and local gas stations and businesses. 



The full program will start on Monday, June 11th and will end Friday, July 20th for the Summer of 2018.  Some traveling activities for older students may start earlier. This program is open to EVERYONE (k-6) at NO COST. Students can choose from a variety of activities and CAN PARTICIPATE IN AS MANY ACTIVITIES AS THEY WISH.  Our goal is to stress the enjoyment, and the excitement of participating in these activities. All activities are supervised by paid instructors who will try to teach students the fundamentals of various activities. *If you have any questions regarding registration or the program please contact Jena Dennis at 320-282-6378. 


Pine Center for the Arts - Summer Arts: 

The Summer Arts Program is an opportunity for students to spend a few hours each week learning to explore different artistic mediums. Open to students that have completed Grades K-12.  Priority placement is given to students in the Pine City School District as 100% of the funding for this free program has been contributed by businesses & organizations in this region.  Students from outside our district may register for classes if a parent or grandparent is a member of the Art Center.

 For planning purposes, the classes are arranged as follows:

  • Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM ~ Students who are completing 6th – 12th grade
  • Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM ~ Students who are completing Kindergarten & 1st Grade
  • Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM ~ Students who are completing 2nd & 3rd Grade
  • Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM ~ Students who are completing 4th, 5th & 6th Grade