• Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation

  • In Mitchell, we enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle – outside expectations. We take pride in our rich history and Midwest tradition, and that includes recreation that spans all four seasons.

    Take the family out for a splashing good time at the Mitchell Aquatic Center, where you can swim laps in the 50-meter, 6-lane competition pool or try out the double slide that runs over 100 feet. This waterpark has something for the whole family with zero-depth entry, a water walk, sprayers, slides and more.

    Lay out the picnic blanket for free outdoor concerts by the Mitchell City Band, or run off energy at any of Mitchell’s 20+ public parks and beaches, including basketball courts, sand volleyball pits, softball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts and more.

    If it’s your four-legged family member with energy to burn, the Mitchell Dog Park features more than three enclosed acres tailored for both large and small dogs with fencing and shade and equipped with drinking fountains, benches and gravel pathways.

    Ride through town on the bike and walking paths or have a wilderness experience exploring the miles and miles of trails around Lake Mitchell – beautiful in any season.  Take your best shot at one of our two 18-hole golf courses. Build memories while building snowmen at the large open park spaces around town. Or for the thrill of winter, go sledding at the Amphitheatre along Lake Mitchell.

    Head indoors for movies, live theatre performances, museums, bowling, open gyms, open ice skating, vocal and instrumental concerts, and craft shows. Or check out what special events are happening in town, from craft shows to car shows to parades, festivals, running events, and more, all on the community calendar.

    To learn more about local businesses and organizations that specialize in sports and recreation, check out this list.

  • Mitchell Area Development Corporation