Nielsen Memorial Preserve

The Nielsen Memorial Preserve consists of approximately 87 acres of land that is a "Big Woods" remnant just west of Kenyon. The majority of this property was donated to the County by the estate of Harold Nielsen in early 2016. Home to a diverse range of plants and wildlife, this park will provide a refuge for many different species and a great hiking and observing opportunity for park visitors. The park has diverse terrain with an even, level area towards the northern side of the park, as well as several ravines that lead down to the North Fork of the Zumbro River.

Hunting is not allowed at this park property and the park will be closed during local MN deer firearm seasons.

Park Rules

Amenities and Restrictions

Master Plan

Goodhue County began work in 2016 to develop a master plan that creates a unified vision for the future of the park and provides planning tools for park development projects.

Master Plan Master Plan Appendix


47500 Goodhue Avenue Way
Kenyon, 55946

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