Detroit Lakes City Park Near The Lodge on Lake Detroit
Detroit Lakes City Park Near The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Detroit Lakes City Park

Detroit Lakes City Park

City Park is located by the beach on West Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes. Its pavilion has been a landmark at City Park for decades and can be rented for events. 25 acres are furnished picnic tables and park benches. There are three picnic shelters with grills and electricity, and a bandshell is available to the public. The City Park has a frisbee golf course, a physical fitness course, and several sites with playground equipment. There also is a recreation center, tennis courts, and several bathrooms with one City bathhouse available.

Location: Address: 1320 Lincoln Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 | Tel: (218) 846-7112 | Detroit Lakes City Park Website | Distance from The Lodge on Lake Detroit • 3 miles

Home of Giant Dambo Troll: Alexa’s Elixir

Detroit Lakes City Park is one of the stops on your Detroit Lakes interactive troll-hunting adventure! Six trolls await discovery in Detroit Lakes, one, Alexa’s Elixir, is in this park. Read about all of the Detroit Lakes Trolls.

Detroit Lakes Troll Hunt - Alexa's Alixir - Lodge on Detroit Lakes Local Guide - Lodge on Detroit Lakes Local Guide

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Alexa is a troll mixing an elixir. This troll is a character woven into a fairy tale crafted by artist Thomas Dambo. The concept revolves around helping Alexa brew an elixir to break a curse cast by an evil golden rabbit upon humans. Visitors can use this story to embark on a treasure hunt, seeking giant sculptures scattered across Detroit Lakes and even as far as Fargo and Perham. Alexa has a challenge for you!

Trolls in Detroit Lakes: Alexa’s Elixir

  • Accessibility: This troll stands proud in the city park and is view by the parking lot. This is the easiest troll to find and has a story to tell. A great troll to start your troll hunt!
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Location: Detroit Lakes City Park | 1355 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
  • Driving directions from The Lodge:

    • Head northwest on Frontage Rd toward N Shore Dr 0.6 mi
    • Turn left onto N Shore Dr 1.1 mi
    • Continue onto Roosevelt Ave 0.1 mi
    • Turn left onto N Shore Dr 0.3 mi
    • Turn left onto Park Lake Blvd 335 ft
    • Turn right 171 ft
  • ARRIVAL @ LONG/LAT: N 46° 48.422′ W 095° 50.717′ | Detroit Lakes City Park, Minnesota 56501
Detroit Lakes City Park Near The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Detroit Lakes Parks & Trails

The Detroit Lakes area abounds with beautiful parks, lakes, rivers, hiking & biking trails and more. Detroit Lakes, Becker County, and the surrounding area offers so many recreational and outdoor activities that it is difficult to fit them into one visit. With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, and with beautiful rivers and streams (not to mention the Mississippi Headwaters), many parks and trails have been created to provide public access.

Parks, such as the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, provide cross-country and snow mobiling trails in the winter– and even more trails for hiking and biking during the spring, summer and fall months. You can also enjoy the natural beauty from your car. The Lake Country Scenic Byway is an 88-mile corridor that follows Highways 34 and 71. Along its route, the Byway uniquely spans three different types of geographic terrain.

View Detroit Lakes Parks & Trails Guide

Lakefront Hotels In Detroit Lakes

About The Lodge on Lake Detroit & The Spa Within
Our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy brilliant sunsets and memorable nights on Big Lake Detroit. Nestled in a lovely tree-filled setting on a private 550 foot wide sandy beach, you’ll find the latest hotel style and amenities. The Lodge is independently owned and operated by Holland Hospitality, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality.

With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, we stand out among other lodging choices in Detroit Lakes, MN. For couples or family getaways, we offer a variety of rooms and suites with king, queen or two queen beds. Our free hot breakfast (currently using Grab & Go Bags while Covid precautions are in place), free local calls, indoor heated pool and fitness center make the hotel a great place to recharge between enjoying Detroit Lakes attractions and activities. View hotel detail.

All rooms feature lakefront views, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, flat-screen TVs with extended channels. Rooms are equipped with mini-frige, microwaves, and coffee makers and are pet and smoke free. View accommodation detail.

Detroit Lakes Day Spa: The Spa Within at The Lodge offers an extensive menu of select spa treatment services, many of which are signature treatments exclusive to this spa. These revitalizing treatments include the use of warm and cold basalt stones for face and body, and a variety of facials and massage therapies that are sure to induce a state of deep relaxation.

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Your Guide to Year-Round Detroit Lakes Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Detroit Lakes lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Detroit Lakes offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.


There’s a lot going on at The Lodge year round. Be sure to subscribe to our eNews and keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep up with live musical events (Live at The Lodge), Summer Thursdays, Wine Tastings, Murder Mystery Events, Girlfriend Getaways, and so more.

“Perfect spot for Business Meetings with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Want a Perfect spot for your next Business Meeting, a Group Meeting and or small conferences with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Great hospitality welcomes you to The LODGE on Lake Detroit with friendly customer service, outstanding lodging environment from the comfort of your room to the sounds of the Minnesota Loons on Lake Detroit. A great selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes away. Close to the downtown area, great location for fishing, and all seasonal things to do and events for all to enjoy year-around in the Detroit Lakes area.”


“We enjoyed our stay at The Lodge in Detroit Lakes, Mn. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. We stayed in the Resort Room adjoining to the Retreat Room. It was very nice for our family so we could have access to each others room and to have use of a Kitchen. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and our son was participating in the Pine to Palm Tournament. Nice location to golf course & downtown. The rooms were clean and the amenities of having a dock for our boat and use of paddle boat & Kayakes was especially nice. We enjoyed the complementary breakfast; especially the waffles and pancakes.  The Ice water cooler was very refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lodge & will be back on any future trips to the Detroit Lakes area.”


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