New Hampton is home to six beautiful parks. Each with their own amenities, features, landscapes, and ambiance. There are many places to take a scenic walk, play with your children, have picnics, and enjoy the outdoors! Please take a look at what our parks have to offer!

Mikkelson Park

"Home of the Wooden Wonderland"

Location:  Hwy 24 East


  • 7 Picnic Shelters¬† (To rent these shelters see "Rent a Shelter" below)
  • Municipal Swimming Pool and Water Slide
  • Wooden Wonderland
  • Skateboard Park
  • Bandshell (Also available for Rent)
  • Campground
  • Restrooms
  • Playground areas
  • Softball Field (2)
  • Baseball Field
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Sand Volleyball
  • ZipVenture Zipline Toy (NEW this year!)
  • Disc Golf Course (Now 18 holes!)
  • Fitness Trail (with work out stations)
  • Open play areas
Welcome to Mikkelson Park Sign

Garnant Park/Pond

Location: 4th Avenue South


  • Picnic Shelter
  • Walking trail around Pond
  • Fishing Pond
  • Large Fishing dock
  • Sand beach
  • Portable Restroom
Garnant Park/Pond in the Summer

Rent A Shelter!

The Perfect Place for Your Next Party

Shelters are available for rent at Mikkelson, Runion, Randall, and Garnant Parks. Each shelter has electricity, picnic tables, garbage cans, charcoal grill, and play near by!It's great for birthday parties, work picnics, reunions, and any other gatherings!

Rental Fee: $35 for the whole day, your name will be posted on the shelter.

To Rent: Stop by our office or call us 641-394-5464.
**Reservations begin on the first Monday after the January 1st Holiday for that year.

New Hampton Parks & Recreation wants to notify all park users that the Chickasaw County Social Host Ordinance prohibits persons from permitting underage drinking or drug use to occur on premises under their control. Violators face fines and court costs. Thank you for reducing the risk of alcohol-related problems!

The Bandshell

Located at Mikkelson Park, Hwy 24 E. The Bandshell has been a historic monument for well over 50 years. We are lucky to have such a wonderful place to gather and watch concerts, entertainers, have festivals, and enjoy the arts!

**If your group or organization is interested in renting the Bandshell please give us a call at 641-394-5464.

The Bandshell at Mikkelson Park