Memorial Park is 141 acres of designated land within the city limits of Granite Falls. It serves as the largest and second oldest park in the city and features many natural and recreational opportunities. The park offers camping for both tents and RVs, picnic areas, playground equipment, as well as a large shelter primarily made of granite that can be rented for gatherings or celebrations.
Natural resources within the park include access to the Minnesota River, geological granite outcroppings, and numerous native species of trees and brush making the park a destination for citizens and visitors to explore and enjoy. A ecologist who visited the park remarked that the diversity of plants in Memorial Park is incredibly rare for Minnesota and even called it a "mini National Park".
Memorial Park is one of the most extensively-developed and well-preserved Rustic Style parks in southwestern Minnesota. The park provides excellent examples of the compatible between man-made construction and nature. A Master Plan to fully utilize it's outstanding natural resources (you may view the plan here).
In 2016 the park became a regionally designated facility through the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks & Trails Commission. As a National Resource Based Park, Memorial Park has qualified for multiple grants awarded by the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks & Trails Commission through the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.