Princeton’s rural setting affords visitors ample opportunity to pursue their favorite outdoor or recreational activity. Whether you are a fitness buff, an outdoorsman, or simply wish to pack up the picnic basket and share a wonderful afternoon outside with the family, our community and the surrounding countryside provide a variety of parks and waterways perfect for any manner of outdoor activity including golf, biking, jogging, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and more.
Our community is blessed with the wonderful Princeton Park District, which, year in and year out, tirelessly maintains over 192 acres of parks, the Bureau County Metro Center, and the public outdoor Alexander Swimming Pool.
The Bureau County Metro Center is a 50,000 square-foot recreation center featuring a full size gymnasium; 25-yard indoor swimming pool with wading pool and observation balcony; racquetball courts; weight room; cardiovascular room, elevated running/walking track above the gym; and locker rooms. A 40′ x 80′ multi-purpose room with adjacent kitchen provides the perfect setting for conventions, expositions, meetings, or wedding receptions. The Park District Staff at the Metro Center strive to provide a continuous schedule of fun and exciting events, leagues and classes keeping our residents and visitors active & entertained all year long.
Our green areas include the twelve acre Alexander Park which hosts a 9-hole disc golf course, six tennis courts, outdoor Alexander pool, horseshoe pits, barbecue & picnic areas, shelter, restrooms, playground and sand volleyball. West Side Ball Park provides 2 baseball diamonds, restrooms, and concession stand and is host to a ball game nearly every evening between May and August.
Zearing Park is a sprawling 72 acre park on the southeast corner of Princeton where you can find 3 baseball fields, shelters, picnic and barbecue areas, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, playground, and concession stand. Zearing Park is also the home of a 3 acre fully stocked pond, walking path, and outdoor soccer complex.
Our City County Park is a 65-acre park nestled throughout a natural woodland setting just north of town offering hiking trails, barbecue areas, log cabin shelter, playground, ball field, and restrooms. It is often the location of Boy and Girl Scout Day Camps and our annual Shadows of the Blue and Gray Civil War Reenactment each October.
For more information about our community parks and planned Park District activities, please visit www.princetonparkdistrict.org.
Hennepin Canal Parkway